Find a Mentor

Get Trained by the BEST in the Business...

Below you will find a list of Staging Mentors who generously give their time, talent and knowledge in a "job shadow" day.  These are the "best of the best" and I'm so proud to be associated with each one of them!

PS - If you don't find a mentor near you, no problem!  We will partner you with the most successful stager in (or better yet, just out of) your area for your job shadow day.


Phoenix, Arizona Metro Area

My business partner, Joellyn Machnics, and I enjoy being part of the Staging Mentor Program. We love meeting with students who have completed the HSR training certification and extending that education by practical application. We'll share tips and tricks we've learned through our nine years as stagers and enable participants to practice what they've learned in training. Our participants enjoy a day of staging and learning and gain much from this experience.

I enjoy being a Staging Mentor because I value working with others and enabling them to hone their skills. The experience is equally rewarding for both parties. Embarking on a new venture is exciting and challenging and I love being able to contribute to that experience.

The trainees we mentor will benefit from our years of experience and get to try their wings. We will enable you and encourage you to try things and use your own best instincts through the staging process. We always explain the why of what we do to help others more easily understand the process.

Barb Hutson Sonoran Accents Home Staging & Redesign


Milpitas, CA

I am a home stager based in Santa Clara County, CA. We have been nominated as Top 10 Rising Star 2017 by RESA. We try to make work fun, organized and enjoyable. This profession is my passion. Love for Art and Home Decor, is what drew me to this absolutely stunning profession. The ultimate satisfaction at the end of your long work day, says it all. And I don't have to hit the gym 🙂

Always feel thankful to all the industry veterans & mentors, who have passed on the valuable information about the industry. I would definitely love to pass all the knowledge I have gained to the new stagers stepping in.

I like it all perfect. I always like to take a moment to see how it all turned out, instead of just giving it a OK every time. Make work fun and you will love it even more .

Arti Ramnathkar Studio RT Staging & Design

Sacramento & Surrounding Areas

Since 2004, the professionals at Brite Ideas Home Staging ensure your home looks its very best – inside and out. We have the unique ability to assess your home environment and deliver a staging concept that resonates with potential home buyers. The result is a quick sale of your home for maximum profit.

Brite Ideas is the only home staging company in the greater Sacramento region that owns all of its staging inventory, moving trucks and movers. This distinct advantage allows us to offer superior pricing and scheduling flexibility.

With affordable minimum charges, superior consistency and attention to detail, Brite Ideas provides the best home staging value per dollar in Sacramento, Placer & Yolo Counties.

We have the unique ability to highlight the individual character of each home we stage – whether it’s the character homes of downtown’s core, the bungalows and condos found in midtown, newer construction in Roseville, Elk Grove and Natomas, or million dollar listings in the region’s finer neighborhoods.

You’ll appreciate the ease of working with Brite Ideas. We offer free in-home consultations, and a customized quote for each project, so you can be sure you are receiving the best value available in today’s home staging marketplace.

There’s no doubt about it! Using the professional Stagers at Brite Ideas will help your home sell much faster and for top dollar. After all, isn’t that the ultimate goal?

Charles Wood Brite Ideas Home Staging

Los Angeles Luxury Home Staging

My name is Michelle Minch and I am the owner of Moving Mountains Design, an LA home staging company based in Pasadena, CA.

I began my career in design as a Stylist and Visual Merchandiser for Commercials, Music Videos, Television and Feature Films. Home Staging is a natural progression, allowing me to use my visual merchandising skills and years of design, marketing and management experience to create appealing and comfortable one-of-a-kind interiors that help sell homes.

Moving Mountains Design offers home staging and model home services to home owners, investors, builders and real estate agents in Los Angeles, the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, South Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Studio City Hollywood, Hollywood Hills and North Orange County. We also stage homes in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

My home staging and interior design work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Green Builder, Sunset Magazine, Los Angeles Weekly and many other national and international publications. I have also won 2 Chrysalis Awards for Excellence in Remodeling – one for kitchen design and remodeling and one for a whole house makeover.

RESA 2015 Professional Stager of the Year Winner – International
RESA 2015 Vacant Home Stager of the Year – United States
RESA 2014 Top 10 Stagers – US
RESA 2010 Professional Stager of the Year Winner
Regional V.P. California, Hawaii and Nevada Real Estate Staging Association
Ethics Chairperson, Real Estate Staging Association
Chrysalis Award for Excellence in Remodeling, Kitchen Remodel & Whole House Remodel
Nationally recognized expert on home staging and the home staging industry

RESA Pro Home Stager

Michelle Minch Moving Mountains Designs

Folsom, Ca 95630

I'm a Staging Mentor that services the surrounding areas of Folsom, Ca. I specialize in occupied homes in asssiting the home owner with all the tools necessary to stage their home in preparation for sale. This industry is a passion of mine and I enjoy helping others.

I enjoy mentoring others and passing on the knowledge and skill I have learned. It can be scary starting off on your own. Having a mentor to guide you along the way takes that fear away.

My teaching style is a "hands on approach" I believe that the only way to learn is by doing the Staging yourself. As a mentor, I will teach and pass on the knowledge and skills as well as be with the stager all the way in completing the task and answering any and all questions that may arise thus giving them a sense of confidence to achieve and excel in this industry.

Marina Brunelle-Ashe Brunelle Ashe Interiors

San Diego, CA

Pramiti has over 15 years of experience in Marketing, Creative, Design and Business. She is a HSR Certified Professional Stager and has completed the home staging certification course by the Home Staging Resource. She is also a RESA Staging Awards Top 10 Rising Star Stager, 2015 and 2016, North America.
Her role at BlueGrape is to partner with realtors, sellers, investors to understand your needs and stage to help your home sell better and faster. Pramiti comes with 14 years of Marketing and brand management roles across Yahoo!, Monster, Times Internet globally, and an MBA in Marketing. Her strong creative and design sense, along with diverse home buyer and global marketing understanding adds value to presenting homes with staging in San Diego. She is also an active blogger across many industry resources and Vice President, board member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), San Diego Chapter, the only third-party, governing association for the home staging industry. "I combine the science and art of staging, design and layout science, buyer understanding to give you a combination which works to create a win. We replicate success and bring the experience each home needs to present homes at their very best for buyers.

Pramiti Bhargava BlueGrape Staging

Fremont, CA

I'm a stager based in Fremont, CA. I stage primarily in Fremont, San Jose, Livermore, San Ramon and nearby cities. I stage both vacant and occupied properties, but I prefer vacant staging. I love what I do and I am very passionate about it. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion of staging.

I enjoy mentoring and showing other people my passion in staging and interior design.

There's nothing better than Hands-on training to build confidence.

Lydia Nordvik The Home Staging Company


Denver, Co

I am A Staging Mentor based in Denver CO & the surrounding Cities. I'm happy to help new Stagers learn the hands-on experience that is really necessary before you enter into your own business. There is nothing quite like Shadowing a Stager to see what a really Staging Day truly involves! This will benefit you tremendously and instill the confidence you will need moving forward.

This is a fabulous Industry and there is plenty of work for many good Staging companies. I became a Staging Mentor because i know firsthand it can be quite overwhelming to start a business without having the hands on experience it takes to build confidence.

i am very open & direct about my approach to Staging. What is so unique about our business is that every day and every home is different. This keeps the work day exciting and new.

Nancy Jane Post Savvy Home Staging & Design

Centennial, CO

I'm a Staging Mentor based in Denver, Colorado, and I specialize in all phases of staging. Occupied jobs - using what the client has and just making it look great! Partials - using some of the clients furnishings and filling in with the "sizzle" pieces and/or furniture Vacants - we have all of our own staging inventory - art, accessories and furniture to fully stage vacant homes My Inside Designer also provides Interior Design services and ReStyling, for people who aren't selling their homes.

If I had the opportunity to be mentored when I was starting out in this business, it would have been invaluable. Now, I can share my knowledge and experience with others who have the same passion to be creative and have their own staging business.

You will get hands-on training, working with real live clients and a variety of staging jobs. In addition, if you want to have your own inventory, and want to know where/how to begin so it's affordable, we can delve into that as well. You will gain invaluable experience working alongside me, and moreover, it's fun!

Janie Sussenbach My Inside


Jacksonville, Florida

I am a staging mentor that serves the entire Jacksonville Florida area including St. Augustine, Amelia Island and Orange Park. We specialize in interior design, home staging and lots of vacant staging.

I became a staging mentor because I am a hands on person and appreciate the value of in the field experience. I spent four years acquiring a bachelors for interior design but have honestly learned a ton more getting into homes and seeing what I can do. Each one is different!

Typically we are very busy working on a wide variety of projects so each day is totally different. Depending on the day, you'd be included in meeting with clients, seeing empty home to come up with a plan, rolling up your sleeves and actually stage a home.

Christy McCarthy Interior

Tampa, Fl

As a progressive interior decorator and stager in the Tampa Bay area, I bring my knowledge and sense of style to the forefront of each project. I began Beyond the Door Interior Redesign & Staging, LLC in 2016 providing staging for vacant and occupied homes which has evolved to interior decorating. I have assisted with a staging installation for HGTV as well as assisting with the installation of celebrity designer, "Tom Filicia 2017 Signature Home" event , presented by David Weekly Homes. This home is featured in Home & Design magazine. Along with my training and experience, I will share my knowledge of generating business, marketing, building relationships, staging techniques and the importance of finding your niche' in the staging industry.

I enjoy mentoring others in the Staging industry because I know it was a crucial part of my success in my first year of business. Networking and learning what your strengths are will be the key to each individuals success. I am more than happy to share my knowledge of staging that I have acquired through Home Resource and my personal experience.

My teaching style is hands on. Once I meet with the new stager and determine what it is she/he wants to focus her mentoring on, I will share my knowledge as well as provide the opportunity to assist with a staging. I will be available in the future for any further assistance.

Stephanie Cutlip Beyond the Door Interior Redesign & Staging

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Welcome to Staging Mentors. I am the owner of Dec My Home Staging & Redesign, located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL and we specialized in Vacant Home Staging services. We are one of the top home staging companies in south Florida. Our company has grown by using available resources in the home staging industry locally. We use a collective model to cover a large service area by collaborating with other professional home stagers. I develop this model for other professional home stagers to increase opportunities while leveraging each other expertise. My information technology background with systems implementation, maintenance, and support and project management has allowed me the opportunity to marry my creative and artistic talent (Staging) with day to day business operation, marketing, web design and running and operating a successful home staging company. I am a member of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and President- Elect of the RESA Broward Chapter in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Additionally, I served as the VP of Membership and Marketing for the RESA Orlando & Space Coast Chapters. Our staging day together is fun, informational and creative. You will experience real life situations in an actual client home. We will answer any questions relating to business operations, staging techniques, contracts, vendors and resources or any questions you may have. Additionally, you will stage a room or several rooms, using your own creative juices during an actual client staging project. And that’s not all...After our day is complete, I will continue to support the mentoree (as long as needed) to ensure there are well on their way in this rewarding and wonder industry! I am really excited to work with you. Orlando Reyes The Home Staging Guy

I became a Staging Mentor, not only because of my passion for the industry, but because there is a need for new entrepreneurs to experience what it takes to run and operate a successful staging company with real live experiences. Having been there myself at the beginning of my journey I realized it would have been much easier to have mentor I can count on. My passion to help others and willingness to offer a lending hand, led me to become a Staging Mentor so I can help others succeed and reach their dreams. Additionally, I feel the more our staging industry grow, the better we are in working together to elevate our industry to the next level.

Orlando Reyes Dec My Home Staging & Redesign


Atlanta, GA

I am a staging mentor based in Atlanta, GA. I am the current president of the Atlanta Chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). I have been in the Design and Staging Industry for over 20 years; I have won numerous awards and have recently had my work showcased in a regional magazine. I love to support entrepreneurs and look forward to helping you get your business off to a great start.

I enjoy mentoring and helping others be successful to achieve their dreams. I believe the best way to learn is by doing, so I'm all all hands on deck with my teaching style and am available to answer any questions you may have

Kimberly Ormsby VIP Staging Atlanta


Big Island of Hawaii, servicing the Hilo, Puna and Volcano areas

Aloha, I’m Ululani and am a stager on the Big Island of Hawaii, servicing the Hilo, Puna and Volcano areas. I provide vacant and occupied stagings, consultations, color consultations, space planning and redesign services. I’m a graduate of the Home Staging Resources training and certification program and a RESA member and am honored to have received the following RESA stagings awards:

- 2014 Top Ten Rising Star, North America

- 2015 Top Ten Rising Star, North America

- 2016 Top Ten Occupied Stagers, U.S.A.

And have also been recognized by Houzz for Service Excellence by receiving Best of Houzz 2015 and 2017.

My desire to be a Staging Mentor is a little selfish, I must confess, for a couple reasons. One, in order for my business to succeed, our staging INDUSTRY must succeed as well. Every stager represents our industry, so I have a vested interest in helping new stagers in my area learn the art and business of staging. And Two, I remember the first year of my business I kept hyperventilating at each job. I questioned everything I did. Although I had staged many times as a hobby, launching my business and getting PAID for staging put a whole new twist on it. I HAD to deliver a great product that got my clients results (fast sale at top dollar) and be efficient in doing it - - and I wasn’t sure if I was accomplishing those goals that first year. I believe there’s nothing like hands-on experience and shadowing in the footsteps of an expert. I had wanted to shadow a mentor, but there weren’t any on our islands, and travel to the continental U.S. for the shadowing just wasn’t in my budget. So I know how alone it can feel starting a new business, and thus feel that desire to help new stagers. My way of Paying-It-Forward.

Come with questions in mind, but if you don’t have specific questions, don’t worry. There’s so much to talk about while we’re working, from your business infrastructure to marketing and branding, to staging how-to-s and tricks, to dealing with customers and industry norms and practices. The day will go by quickly and we’ll have loads of fun talking and sharing, while creating a beautiful home for market. My goal is to leave you: EXHAUSTED from a fun-filled day, ENLIGHTENED that you have what it takes to make your business succeed, and INSPIRED with your new bag of staging insights to guide you on your adventure.



Ululani Poepoe UP Staging & Design, LLC


Chicago and suburbs

Christine Milne is a professional decorator and stager with 18 years of design experience. Chris gets to know her clients and her design ideas always respect their taste preferences as well as their budgets. A member of the Home Staging Resource, Real Estate Staging Association, and American Society of Home Stagers & Redesigners, Chris has the skills to transform homes to suit a family’s needs or in anticipation of a sale.

Twenty years ago, Chris had a career as healthcare clinician. Today, her sensitivity to client concerns has made her a success with agents and homeowners. And her enthusiasm for the transformative power of home staging/redesign is what makes a Chris Milne Redesign experience unique.

At Chris Milne Redesign, we use what you already have in fresh ways. We then introduce some decorating discipline - and a few new pieces - into the home. We promise when you see your reimagined house, you (or a new buyer) will “feel home.”

Christine Milne Christine Milne Redesign

Peoria, IL

I am a staging mentor based out of Peoria, Illinois where I own and run a very successful staging and rental company. We provide staging services to sellers and Realtors that include vacant listings, occupied consults and showcasing, rental packages, downsize services and re design. S.O.S. was started in 2004 before anyone knew what staging was in central Illinois, so we are a grass roots company focused on education and marketing to build our industry in this area. I am the State President for Illinois, have served on the board of the Women's Council of Realtors and provide classes to our Realtors. I mentor by having my students participate in the whole process from start to finish. Learning how to "sell" the service, plan and pack for the stage and of course how to make all the logistics work, as well as how to implement the actual stage. I love to have my students join in as part of our team and learn hands on. I ask lots of questions to get a sense of what they know and what they still need to learn. I encourage my students to also ask lots of questions and spend time helping them understand the process of starting and running a staging business.

I enjoy mentoring others because I believe that as an industry when we help one another succeed we help the industry succeed. The more great stagers working to show sellers and Realtors the benefits of Staging the more sellers and Realtors will use staging , the more sellers and Realtors use staging the more work for all of us. We all win when we work together!

Tracy Molendi Simply Organized & Staged (S.O.S.)


Kansas City, Kansas

I am a Staging Mentor based in the Metro Kansas City area covering both sides of the State Line including Kansas and Missouri. I teach both Owner Occupied Stagings as well as Vacant Home Stagings.

I decided to become a Home Staging Mentor because when I first started my business, I felt I was lost. It was by trial and error that I learned to create my business model and get the necessary experience in home staging. I would have loved to have known there was an affordable resource like the Staging Mentor Program for people like me. Since learning about the Staging Mentor's opportunity to help others, it's been my goal to be part of an experience like this so that others will never feel lost or alone in this industry.

My teaching style coincides with the way I learn. I'm a very hands on type learner and I feel being able to give a person the "experience" of what to expect in the home staging industry is as valuable as any text they could read in a book. There is never a "one size fits all" answer in home staging, that's why actually working through the experience of a job is an opportunity to learn so much more. In addition, having finished a job and seeing the results always gives me great satisfaction and motivation. That feeling is also something you don't learn thru a class or book. The Staging Mentor is a great way to earn that experience.

Helen Bartlett Refined Interior Staging Solutions

Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Hampton, NH 03842

I am so pleased to be a mentor for home stagers in the greater Boston, MA and Portland, ME area. As a seasoned stager, I have a variety of staging experiences that I am happy to share while working with up and coming stagers in my area. Spruce Interiors has staged everything from grand seaside homes to small city lofts, and everything in between including a vast number of occupied homes.

Being a mentor is incredibly inspiring - as a former classroom teacher, I know there is nothing better than a student who is motivated and excited to learn something new. That is exactly what I find with emerging stagers. Their passion and excitement is infectious, and through my mentee's questions and ideas I find that I continue to learn and grow as well.

If we are lucky enough to be paired together, we will experience a true "day in the life". Whether we are working one-to-one with clients in their homes, or staging a vacant property, or consulting on color or decorating for a model or show home, my students will get to come along for the ride, ask questions, share ideas, and get a true sense of how other professionals in the business tackle any kind of situation. Plus, it's sure to be lots of fun!

Pam Tiberia Spruce Interiors


Rochester/Southeast Minnesota

Hi, my name is Letitia Hodenfield, I am the owner of Stage It Today & Lead Designer of Gallery House Real Estate. My heart is working with people to discover ways to bring their personality into their home. My passion is to create spaces that inspire & encourage others to own their own space.

Letitia Holdenfield Stage It Today

Minneapolis, MN and Surrounding Areas.

I'm a Staging Mentor in Minneapolis, MN. All around the Twin Cities, I work with real estate agents and homeowners to help get houses in top marketing and show- ready condition through consultations, Occupied Stagings and/or Vacant Stagings.

I enjoy mentoring others because sharing information and experiences can help others be successful. The staging industry is strengthened bit by bit with every successful stager. The stronger our industry, the more success for each of us, each real estate agent and homeowner. It's a win, win, win!

My teaching style is "hands on" for a mentee. I explain my thought process behind every decision, the work leading up to the actual staging, how the job came about, plus how I became successful. My background in advertising and branding also provides good conversations.

Melanie Zaelich Happy Place Interiors


St. Louis, MO

I'm a staging mentor in the St. Louis metropolitan area (including St. Charles County). I have been staging both vacant occupied homes for the past 11 years and stage from 10-15 properties each week. I am a RESA-PRO, Certified Staging Professional (CSP), member of HSRA and Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing. I recently received the Spirit Eagle Award honoring the spirit of excellence in giving back through HSRA and was honored by RESA as one of the top 10 vacant stagers of the year for 2016. Our company was honored as one of the top 5 in the country by HSRA and top 10 in both 2015 and 2016 by RESA.

I have been very blessed to work in an industry that I love and love giving back to the staging community. Our company has been successful from the very beginning due to our strong homebuilding and realtor relationships. We have definitely learned from our mistakes and as a mentor I hope to help new stagers avoid those same costly mistakes. I am happy to share staging tips and techniques, marketing tips, inventory selection and warehouse and hiring practices

We are a very fast, efficient staging team and look forward to sharing these techniques with new stagers.

Elizabeth Connolly INhance IT! Home Staging

Kansas City, KS

I'm a Home Staging Mentor servicing Kansas and Missouri stagers the greater Kansas City area. DETAILS Home Staging Solutions has been in business since 2007. I specialize in occupied, vacant home staging and interior redesign. I'm a RESA-PRO, RESA Kansas City Chapter 2016-2017 President-Elect, an Accredited Staging Professional, as well as a graduate of The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program, by home staging expert Debra Gould of Six Elements Inc.

As a staging mentor, it is both a privilege and opportunity for me to give back and share my knowledge, experiences, tips, shortcuts, "do's and don'ts" and what I truly love doing everyday with aspiring stagers to be successful with their own home staging businesses.

Kathryn West DETAILS Home Staging Solutions

New Jersey

Summitt, NJ

NJ Staged 2 Sell is a Summit, NJ based full-service home staging and interior redesign company. We provide New Jersey with premier service that helps sell homes faster at the highest sale price with minimal investment.

We are a professional, certified and award-winning Home Staging Company and members of ASHSR (American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners) and RESA (Real Estate Staging Association). Our goal is to help Homeowners through STAGING to spruce up their homes if they are moving to ensure quick sale. Or simply making Homeowners' lives much more comfortable and enjoyable through REDESIGN: to update, transform and personalize spaces, rooms or even homes for families to enjoy and be proud of.

Natalya Price NJ Staged 2 Sell

Middlesex, NJ 08846

I’m the owner of Ready-Set-Stage, based in Central NJ since 2013 and I specialize in staging vacant and occupied homes. After many years in corporate positions, I decided to take the leap and follow my passion. I’m a current member of the NJ-RESA chapter, serving as Secretary in year 2015. In addition I also organize the NJ Stagers Meet Up, which is a group of veteran stagers, newbie stagers and people thinking about getting into the staging industry. We meet once a month in a casual atmosphere to discuss the industry, support each other and continue to strive to show the value of what we do. Sharing my knowledge and experience with other stagers is something I truly enjoy. Having the opportunity to work with me you’ll get answers to all of your questions, lots of expert tips on proven staging techniques, shortcuts, how to stage for those all important MLS photos, how to navigate and build confidence to successfully work with homeowners, agents, builders and investor clients and so much more. I’m the owner of Ready-Set-Stage, based in Central NJ since 2013 and I specialize in staging vacant and occupied homes. After many years in corporate positions, I decided to take the leap and follow my passion. I’m a current member of the NJ-RESA chapter, serving as Secretary in year 2015. In addition I also organize the NJ Stagers Meet Up, which is a group of veteran stagers, newbie stagers and people thinking about getting into the staging industry. We meet once a month in a casual atmosphere to discuss the industry, support each other and continue to strive to show the value of what we do. Sharing my knowledge and experience with other stagers is something I truly enjoy. Having the opportunity to work with me you’ll get answers to all of your questions, lots of expert tips on proven staging techniques, shortcuts, how to stage for those all important MLS photos, how to navigate and build confidence to successfully work with homeowners, agents, builders and investor clients and so much more.

I love to teach, sharing knowledge, lending support, all of these things come naturally to me. The work we do as stagers is not as easy as it looks. It can also at times feel lonely, especially starting out, so having the opportunity to give back is my way of paying it forward.

My teaching style is casual, fun, creative and informative. Did I mention fun !

Susan Thompson Ready-Set-Stage

New York

Central & Northern New York

Smart Move Design provides home staging, interior design, and interior decorating services. We work with realtors, builders, investors, and home owners to stage a home so it sells for more money and spends less time on the market. We work with homeowners on new build selections and redesign of current spaces. We consult, recommend, redesign, and even shop – giving the home a look you’ll love. We service the Central and Northern New York areas.

Lisa Ryan: Owner, Designer, Home Stager

Lisa has lived in Central New York all her life. Prior to launching Smart Move Design in 2008 she worked at Syracuse University in the School of Art and Design. She was Program Administrator for two Master of Art’s programs in Visual Communication and the adjunct faculty for Visual Communications Symposium. Throughout her time at the University, Lisa had the opportunity to travel, work, and learn from artists and designers around the world. Combining visual communication with home staging to sell homes is a natural fit. Her knowledge, along with her eye for decorating, space and design has enabled her to successfully stage and redesign homes throughout the area. Lisa has been the designer for the Sciuga Home in the yearly Parade of Homes since 2010. Lisa is a member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners, International Redesign Professionals, and the Interior Design Society.

Smart Move Design is affordable, professional, certified, insured, and committed to providing excellent customer service.

Lisa Ryan Smart Move Design

New York City and the Hamptons

In 2007, Donna Dazzo decided to combine her talent for interior decorating and love of interior, architectural and industrial design with over 20 years of experience in project management and marketing, and formed Designed to Appeal, LLC, a home staging and interior redesign company serving New York City and the Hamptons.

Donna has been featured on HGTV’s Selling New York and Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, and in such publications such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and Hamptons magazine.

“What makes Donna so unique is that she possesses both creative as well as business skills. Most people either have one or the other. What this means is that not only is the design/staging process beautifully done, but it’s done so expeditiously and efficiently.” Cynthia B., Homeowner, New York, NY.

A self-described residential real estate junkie and HGTV addict, Donna will help you to maximize the profit from a house or apartment, whether for rent or for sale. Donna is always investigating the latest interior design and real estate trends from her home in New York City and her Hamptons retreat. Donna also spends her free time enjoying all that these places have to offer: theater, movies, museums, dining, hiking, biking and the beaches.

What differentiates Designed to Appeal from most other home staging companies:

  • We do only home staging and interior redesign
    ● We do this full time
    ● We are not real estate agents, trainers, property managers, nor a furniture renter
    ● We are reliable, thorough and detail-oriented
    ● We understand the financial and emotional aspects of selling a home
    ● We adhere to a strict “Code of Ethics”
    ● We will market your property in social media, our website and our monthly newsletter

Donna is an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner. She is also a Graduate of The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program, created by internationally known home staging expert Debra Gould of Six Elements Inc. She has studied Interior Space Planning at the Parsons School of Design in New York City and has her MBA from Fordham University. Donna is a member of the Real Estate Staging Association and the Hamptons and North Fork Realtors® Association.

Donna Dazzo Designed to Appeal

North Carolina

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC

I opened Successful Staging in August of 2004 as an opportunity to provide home Staging services to homeowners and Realtors alike. Through the years I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside some great builders and investors, as well. Who knew that all these years later I’d still be here and loving every minute of it.

Through it all I have sought out anything and everything that would help me create an effective Staging plan; the psychology of color, effective photography composition, neuro-marketing, brain research…whatever I could find! My business in not about my making a house look “pretty” as many of the homes I enter are beautiful! My job is to make sure the strengths of the house are showcased, in photos as well as when toured, so potential homebuyers see them, appreciate them and, ultimately, buy them!

My goal is simple: provide homeowners with the tools they need to present their home as strong as possible to the selling public in as professional and positive way as possible. When working with market savvy Realtors who appreciate and know how to harness the power of Staging my goal is the same…to deliver a home presented as strong as possible based on our timeframe and budget. When all three parties work together the results are AMAZING!

The process can be daunting at times but helping you move on to your next home and your new adventures will make it all worthwhile! I look forward to talking with you soon and adding you to our growing list of Successful Staging’s!

Bobbie McGrath Successful Home Staging


Cleveland, Ohio

I am a staging mentor in the greater Cleveland,Ohio area. The majority of my business deals with staging vacant properties.

I was invited to Mentor a new stager in the area and enjoyed helping her. It's nice to give back and help someone. When I started, the industry was new -it would have been nice to have a mentor back then!

I'm hands on...jump in and start showing me your talent, but remember it listen to the guidelines!

LIsa Ciofani Basham Staged to SELL Homes

Columbus and Surrounding Areas

Going through the process of selling a home is what sparked my interest in home staging and redesign. Now, I am passionate to share my expertise to help you through the home selling process! I’m happy I have realized my passion and can help others avoid the frustrations of selling a home. I listen to homeowners, I know how they feel, and have a sincere desire to help.

I am an HSR Certified Professional Home Stager and Redesigner and have completed the most comprehensive home staging and redesign certification course in the country provided by the Home Staging Resource. The HSR Certification program is accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), who is the only third-party, governing association for the home staging industry. The Home Staging Resource is the first and one of the only accredited staging training courses available for the staging industry.

I am a member of the American Society of Home Stagers & Redesigners (ASHSR) and am a Real Estate Staging Association Pro (RESA Pro). I was named one of RESA’s Top Ten Rising Star Professional Stagers for 2014 and one of the “Best of Houzz” for Customer Service for the past 3 years.

Lori Murphy Element One Home Staging & Redesign


Portland, OR

Tiffany Home Design has the ability to look at your home, or your investment property, with an unbiased eye, and can recommend changes that will show your property in the best light. A representative from Tiffany Home Design can visualize your property as a product, and highlight its assets while de-emphasizing its shortcomings. We create several “emotional connection points” throughout the home so that when a buyer steps into a home staged by one of our professionals, they will know, “this is the one”

Brittany Tiffany Tiffany Home Design

Portland OR

I've operated Room Solutions Staging full-time since 2006, and have received multiple national staging awards including Top 10 Vacant Home Stager of the Year for 2013 and 2014 (U.S.); Top Home Stager of 2012 in the Western U.S. (from the Real Estate Staging Association). I also served as the President of the Board of RESA for three years. Offering staging consultations and staging both occupied and vacant homes is more than a job for me -- it's a passion! I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with stagers whether they're new or they need to re-energize their efforts. If you work with me you'll get answers to all of your questions as well as expert tips on marketing, blog writing, proven staging techniques and useful shortcuts and hacks, how to stage for the camera, how to navigate the maze of successfully working with homeowners, agents, builders, and investor clients, and much more.

Maureen Bray Room Solutions Staging LLC

Portland, OR

Ruth is the one to turn to when you can’t leave your home to chance. With her natural eye for design, she helps you navigate every step toward your personal palace. Have you seen her work on the Street of Dreams and the Parade of Homes? Then you know already: from ground-up construction to remodeling and styling, Ruth helps transform your house into your crowning glory.

Ruth Chancellor Chancellor Designs


Chester County, PA

I’m a Staging Mentor based in Chester County, PA. Organized by Design was created in 2004 tohelp clients whether they want to sell, stay or simplify. I have been honored to receive the following awards; 2015 Top 10 Home Stager of the Year, Occupied Category, US., Best of Houzz in Customer Service 2014, 2015 & current year of 2016, along with Philadelphia Magazine's Best of Philly 2010 Best Home Organizer. I was also privileged and honored to create the Organized Approach to Staging Webinar for HSR. I am extremely proud to hold the RESA-PRO designation, HSR Certification, CCE Certified Color Expert, VPS Vacant Property Certification, and Golden Circle Designation of NAPO National Association of Professional Organizers.

Helping others is what my business is based upon. It's usually homeowners with their homes or Realtors with their listings, being a Staging Mentor is a way for me to help other stagers.

Describe your teaching style:

Home Staging can be in the form of a Consultation, or for an Occupied or Vacant home. Understanding what to look for when walking through a home, how to deliver that information orally to a seller and still put together a written report of the findings can be extremely intimidating if one has not done that before. Occupied Stagings can also require a diplomatic and creative approach when working with other's belongings to enhance a home in such a way that does not insult the homeowner and can be a great learning experience for a new stager. Vacant Stagings require the most amount of advance preparation, so again another worthwhile mentoring session to those that are unfamiliar with the process of the contracts, planning, & execution of staging a vacant home. I truly love what I do and sharing that love through a mentoring session is day to help others learn, receive valuable insight, have questions answered and goes without saying that although there is a lot to learn, it should be fun too

Sherry Castaldi Organized By Design

South Carolina

Charleston, Mount Pleasant SC

I am a Staging Mentor based in the Charleston, Mount Pleasant SC area. I specialize in Vacant Staging and I do offer staging consultation, occupied staging and redesign services. I began The Humble Abode in June 2013 and became accredited through HSR in February 2014. Since becoming accredited, I have been among the top stagers in our area. In the summer of 2016, I was asked to be the Design Producer for a DIY Network show "Restoring Charleston" .

I enjoy mentoring others because I love to see how your creative abilities develop with a bit of encouragement and positive support! I am passionate about the Staging Industry and it is always a pleasure to share that passion with others.

My teaching style is based on a "hands on" approach. I like to give those I mentor enough freedom to demonstrate their ideas and then we go back over the HSR principles and make adjustments and rework the things that may need it. If you work with me, I will share tips, experience and short cuts and help you with ideas on how to develop your "nitch" in the staging industry.

Cori Smith The Humble Abode


Jackson & Milan, TN. and surrounding counties

First Street Interiors partners with realtors and homeowners to transform homes and reveal their full potential.

Whether you want to boost your quality of living or speed up the sale of your home, we have the drive to get you there.

Doreen Jones First Street Interiors

Memphis, TN

or the past 17 years, Paige has been working within the real estate industry. In 1994, she entered the business as a Realtor with Prudential Pride Properties, where her performance placed her in the top 6% nationally among all the sales associates within the Prudential Real Estate Network. In 1997, she became the Managing Broker and Training Director for Prudential Pride Properties, where she was responsible for all operational and management functions of a 75+ agent franchise. She developed and implemented an extensive training program which resulted in a 200% increase in per-agent productivity and a 50% decrease in the average time for a new agent’s first closing to occur. She was recognized for her achievements with numerous training and management awards including the elite Education Award for her major contributions to training and education.

In 2003 Paige accepted a position with Realogy Corporation as the Senior Director of Franchise Sales for Century 21 Real Estate, LLC where her responsibilities and areas of expertise included Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Market Planning, Solution Selling Strategies, and Market Penetration. During her 5 year tenure with Realogy, she consistently ranked in the top 5 nationally; earning her numerous quarterly and yearly awards, including 2 national awards for “Sales Director of the Year.”

Paige began pursuing her long-term goal of owning an interior design and decorating and home staging business in 2006, and while still maintaining her award winning sales results with Realogy, she devoted her nights and weekends to enhancing her knowledge and skills in the areas of interior design, interior decorating, home staging, and business ownership. Building upon her 20+ years of successful business experience and her passion for design and for providing unparalleled service and expertise, she structured and implemented her business plan and launched Pearle Staging & Design in 2008 to provide superior home staging and interior design and decorating solutions and services.

Paige Earles Pearl Staging and Design


Austin, TX

I am a Staging Mentor in Austin TX and the owner of Austin Premier Home Staging. I became an HSR Certified Home Stager in 2009 and have a successful, growing and very busy business. We provide a wide range of services including occupied staging, vacant staging, color consulting and interior design. I am also a member of RESA and served in leadership and on the board in 2014, 2015, and 2016. My primary business comes from a long list of Realtors who contact me when they have a listing that needs occupied or vacant staging. I am extremely grateful to all the Realtors, flippers and home owners that see the necessity and value of Home Staging.

I enjoy mentoring other stagers because I believe hands on learning is an essential part of the staging training. I was very fortunate to shadow a few stagers back in 2009/2010 which helped give me the confidence to go out on my own. Every home has different challenges and how you approach these challenges to the homeowner is very important. I am often told " They loved you." I have a Sales Management background with Hershey Chocolate which provided me the skills to sell myself and changes needed to successfully sell the clients home without offending them. I would like to pass this on to new stagers so that they can be confident and successful.

Aimey Hanners Austin Premier Home Staging

Austin, TX and Surrounding Areas

My name is Holly and I am owner of Home Staging & Redesign by Holly here in Bastrop County. I am thrilled that after years of playing with colors & furniture arrangements, that I am able to share that passion with you! I love what I do– it really is as simple as that.

Member of Real Estate Staging Association [RESA]-The Trade Association for Home Stagers and Redesigners.

President 2017, RESA CenTex Chapter, Austin, Texas

Received RESA-PRO designation March 2012.

Affiliate Member: Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR) 2015 to present

Holly Crone-Taylor Home Staging & Redesign by Holly

Austin, TX

I'm the owner of Haven Space Designs in Austin, TX. For the past 4 Years I have specialized in Occupied Staging Consultations and redesign along with a limited number of Vacant Home Stagings. I'm a RESA-Pro and currently serving as the 2017 President-Elecct/2018 President for the Central Texas Real Estate Staging Association.I am looking forward to sharing my love of the industry with new professional home stagers!

I am passionate about the home staging industry! I want to help others master their business while learning best practices and how to help all clients achieve their best possible outcomes.

I love teaching and coaching and most importantly, love talking all things staging! I'm an open book about how I have established and run my business and can provide hands-on experience with all aspects of home staging.

Asha Thune-Clark Haven Space Designs

Dallas, Richardson, Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, Plano, Mesquite, Frisco, Texas

I am a home staging Mentor based in Rowlett, Texas. Staging Dallas serves real estate agents and home owners all over the Dallas metro area. I primarily work with occupied listings, but have furniture inventory available for staging vacant properties as well. My company motto is "Styling Homes to Sell." I have been putting that motto to work for agents in the area for 6 years.

Mentoring others in the field I love gives me the opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons I have learned from 6 years in the business. Home staging is so much more than making a house "look pretty." I enjoy sharing the science behind home staging, why we put furniture, artwork etc., where we do, how to stage so that the property photographs well. I encourage all new stagers to join our local Real Estate Staging Association chapter. The insight and resources available to our membership far outweighs the cost of membership.

Before becoming a Home Stager, I was a teacher in the public schools. That experience taught me that hands-on experience is the best way to learn a new skill. When working with a staging student, I like to give them a room to work on themselves, then discuss what they did, why, and how to improve on it.

Amy Fedosky Staging Dallas

McKinney, TX

Transcending Homes has been in business since 2007, serving all of Collin County and the DFW Metroplex. We have established strong relationships with over 40 Realtors in our area and specialize in occupied and vacant homes as well as Re-design.

As a former Franchise Business Coach, becoming a staging mentor has allowed me to fulfill another passion of mine - teaching. I truly enjoy sharing my knowledge and teaching those who are looking to make staging a career. The staging industry is loads of fun and can be very rewarding but also requires hard work and dedication. I've made many friends with those I've mentored and still stay in touch with all of them!

Every stager's passion and goals are different. I am dedicated to answering all of your questions while building your confidence to effectively market your business. I'll give expert advice on not only growing but maintaining a successful business, how to add additional revenue streams and will share all the in's and out's I've learned along the way. I look forward to working with you!

Kayleen Cleary Transcending Homes by Design

Dallas/Ft. Worth

Hi! I'm Karen Otto, RESA Pro and owner of Home Star Staging. I'm a staging mentor located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. I've been staging since 2006 and have been a very active member of RESA and in our industry as an advocate for our profession. I have served in leadership for many years as President of RESA Dallas, RESA Texas State President, RESA Region 10 Vice President and am currently a RESA National Board Member, I see staging becoming an industry standard for all residential real estate transactions and am proud to be a staging professional leading the way. I specialize in consulting on and staging occupied homes along with full service staging of vacant properties. I have worked hard to create a business that continues to thrive in all real estate markets. Our slogan is at Home Star Staging "we turn house hunters into home buyers!"

Describe why you become a Staging Mentor.

Being a staging mentor through HSR gives me the opportunity to coach and mentor qualified staging students who have first committed to educating themselves on the business of this industry. In my opinion training often separates those who are serious about the business over someone perhaps not as serious but wanting to "pick our brains" to see what may work. The time we invest as mentors comes at price over years of hard work and hard knocks in an industry just a few years ago that wasn't so "friendly" to home stagers (and is still not widely accepted in some markets yet!). While I get a lot of requests from those seeking to come into the industry, I will always share that to "shadow" or be mentored, they must first commit to educating themselves with training. HSR is a RESA approved staging training company and has been a leader in the industry for years. I know the staging students coming out of the program are at the point that when being coached and mentored helps move them forward. They come with the right questions and right mind set about learning from pros who have been paving the way for the staging industry often in their local markets. It's an apprenticeship like no other if you're serious about a career in home staging.

Describe your teaching style or anything else you want listed

I would rather "teach someone to fish over giving them a fish". We all have to develop systems and processes unique to our own style of operating, personalities and skill sets. I want to empower my students to feel confident and capable in their abilities and to develop their own unique style of the way they do something. They may take a bit of my knowledge and experience and incorporate it into something even better for themselves and it's exciting to see the light-bulb moments that happen when something and someone "clicks"! I enjoy collaboration and idea sharing. In this business, it's always good to be moving forward and learning new ideas, trends and industry standards and they are always evolving and changing.

Karen Otto Home Star Staging

Montgomery, Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, & Spring, Texas

I am a Staging Mentor based out of Montgomery, Texas (north of Houston) and I specialize in Professional Vacant Staging. I offer Professional Occupied Staging, Model Home Staging and Design as well. While I haven’t been Professionally Staging and Designing for decades, I have an enormous amount of passion and energy for the industry and have been gaining great momentum since I have started my own business. I love to share with those who want to know what has worked for me so far and, just as important, what has not worked for me. I believe it is imperative to enjoy what you do, to have a great attitude while you do it and to pay it forward whenever possible!

I have been mentoring folks for decades in my other profession and I feel honored and blessed when I am able to help people reach their goals and dreams. When I was asked to be a Staging Mentor, it seemed like the right path to take for this reason … I remember clearly what I felt like when I first began my new business in this industry. I had so many questions, I felt very overwhelmed with the process and I had a lot of (unnecessary) self-doubt. Being able to “pick someone’s brain” and work with them one-on-one is invaluable, in my opinion. I wished I had done this myself from the get go.

When I mentor or teach folks, no matter what the subject, it is my goal to make them feel as at ease as possible. While I don’t have every answer, I encourage them to ask every question on their mind. If for some reason I am unable to answer it right away, I will utilize my resources to get an answer for them. It is my focus to strive for excellence in every thing I do and to exceed people’s expectations “with Passion, Flair and Excellence” (as my motto states). I have this same goal when it comes to being a Staging Mentor and wish nothing but huge success for all those who put forth the time, effort and hard work!

Lisa Covington FlyGirl Staging & Redesign


Richmond, VA

I'm a Staging Mentor based in the Richmond, VA area and I specialize in vacant home staging.

I enjoy mentoring because I remember how I felt when I first got started. I want to support future Home Stagers so they have the confidence needed to go after their dream of staging.

When you stage with me you will have the tools needed to get the staging job done. And when you have those moments of not knowing what to do or periods of frustration just pick up the phone for I'm only a call away!!!!

Pat Evans Pat's World Staging & Re-Design


Gig Harbor, Wa

I’m the owner of Spaces Streamlined Staging, Organization and Redesign based in Gig Harbor Washington and in business since 2009. Staging vacant and occupied homes for selling and styling homes using what is already there for staying, I truly love what I do! I would love to share with aspiring stagers what I have learned over the years about running a successful home staging business.

I'd like to see new stagers coming into the field have a realistic idea of what it takes to operate a staging business and how to price their services accordingly so that they can build their businesses and lift up the staging industry

Working side by side, the hows and whys of the staging process and building a business will be explained and with all questions answered.

Debra Ostrus Spaces Streamlined Staging, Organization and Redesign

International Staging Mentors

Prague, Czech republic, Europe

I'm a professional Home Stager operating in Europe in the capital city of Czech republic, Prague. As one of the first stagers in this country I'm considered as a founder of Home Staging here. Since the very beginning I have been very active in pioneering of this industry in central Europe and I'm a founder of the Czech Association Of Home Staging.

I'm very happy and excited to be a HSR Staging Mentor because I understand how demanding it is to be alone and sometimes even lost in such a huge amount of totally new information presented in foreign language.

I will provide you helping hand with anything you need to successfully graduate your HSR training and I'd be happy to help and be on your side anytime you need it while establishing your company on the Czech market. If you're still not sure whether you are able to succeed, here is my advice, don't worry about your foreign origin, together we will make it!

Pavlina Glacnerova Ukázkový domov - Home Staging/Home Tuning