Certified Staging Professional Entrepreneurs Sweep the Real Estate Staging Association Convention Awards

(St. Catharines, ON) February 7th, 2012 – CSP International Training Academy graduates of the Certified Staging Professional Program take home nine Real Estate Staging Association Awards (RESA) during the RESA Convention in Las Vegas, NV.

RESA Convention was well represented by CSP graduates, CSP Instructor and celebrity Cathy Hobbs, formerly an HGTV Design Star Finalist (Season 6) was the keynote speaker educating everyone on “Getting PR and Getting Noticed!”, CSP Instructor Jackson West shared how to “Rev Up Your Redesign Revenue” and CSP Director of Marketing, Angela Brooks had everyone rating their business with “Your Business on Juice!” Marketing Model.

“Supporting your trade association is a must if you want to see your industry grow.” says Christine Rae, President of CSP International Training Academy and the first recipient in the staging industry to receive the RESA Lifetime Achievement Award for her innovation, leadership and work to promote and grow the industry “While the awards are an amazing validation of our entrepreneurs dedication to the work, we feel honored to be part of their success; we have made it our company vision to provide support, mentoring programs and ongoing and continuing education so that they can excel.  We are so proud.”

“With 13 CSP finalists announced in December, it is thrilling to know nine awards were given to graduates of the CSP program. They have worked hard and deserve acknowledgement for their accomplishments” says Angela Brooks, Director of Marketing for CSP International Training Academy and VP RESA Canada. “All the winners of the RESA Annual Awards should be proud and I encourage those who didn’t take the time to enter this year to start preparing now, so time is not an obstacle to celebrating your business success.”

CSP RESA Finalist & Winners

2012 RESA® Lifetime Achievement Award – 1st time Christine Rae

2012 RESA® Innovator of the Year™ Christine Rae, – Finalist
Tammy O’Brien – WINNER 
 2012 RESA ® Company of the Year™ Pineapple Interiors – WINNER

2012 RESA Best Occupied Staging Canada Kelly Peletier – Finalist
Nancy Hoag – Finalist

2012 RESA® Rookie Stager of the Year Finalists Kristy Mattiazzo – WINNER

2012 RESA® Overall Rookie Stager of the Year Winner Kristy Mattiazzo – WINNER

2012 RESA® Professional Stager of the Year Nairn Friemann – WINNER

2012 RESA® Overall Professional Stager of the Year Nairn Friemann – WINNER

2012 RESA ® Professional Stager of the Year Finalist Region 2 Midwest David Cieslak – Finalist

2012 RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 4 West Maureen Bray – WINNER
Kerry Roth – Finalist

2012 RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Finalist Region 5 Canada Joanne Abrahams – Finalist
Kelly Peletier – Finalist
Monica Stanciu – WINNER

The Real Estate Staging Association is the member run trade organization for professional stagers in North America. They provide support services and educational resources for stagers in addition to Realtors and consumers. For more information visit the RESA website at www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com

About CSP International™ Business Training Academy:

CSP began as the brainchild of its founder and president, Christine Rae. A long-time corporate executive, Christine began with the CSP program and a goal of bringing her penchant for high standards and business ethics, together with her knowledge of design and the real estate industry to an industry without a map. Her own extensive training came from across North America including New York City, California, Texas and the Carolinas.  From her research Christine knew there was a need for a distinctly different approach to staging. Growing from one course to a complete school with several physical locations and 15 well trained instructors, the CSP program is the leading global source for finding highly trained stagers and is the primary destination for anyone wanting to become a stager, it is the company more real estate agents turn to, on behalf of their clients. They are a Canadian success story for sure but no longer strictly Canadian having expanded to the United States in 2006 and Australia in 2009.  The program has been translated into Mandarin; Global license opportunities currently under review include China, Germany and France.

Learn more at http://www.StagingTraining.com

About the CSP® designation:

The CSP® designation is recognized by real estate professionals, builders, home stagers, decorators and home sellers for its brand reputation of excellence. The designation identifies home staging consultants who have achieved certification in the staging industry, which included quality hands-on training with vigorous testing, apprenticeship, business process and ethics.

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