Certified Staging Professionals Takes a Leading Role In 2012 RESA Home Staging Industry Awards

Thirteen graduates of home staging certification company, Certified Staging Professionals, have been named as finalists in the 2012 Real Estate Staging Association’s Home Staging Industry Awards, accounting for fourteen total nominations.

Orlando, FL – December 13, 2011 – Christine Rae, President of CSP International Business Training Academy, a Home Staging Training and Real Estate Strategy company, is proud to announce that thirteen graduates of CSP, have been named as a finalists in the Real Estate Staging Association™ (RESA®) Home Staging Industry Awards™.  These finalists account for fourteen total nominations in multiple categories.

Industry professionals from all over North America submitted for consideration for the industry’s most prestigious awards. A panel of industry professionals will judge the finalists and the winners will be announced at the RESA Home Staging International Convention, February 1, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Thirteen finalists, including Christine Rae, are members and graduates of CSP.  These home staging professionals have participated in Christine’s staging courses and have successfully completed CSP’s home staging certification.

The finalists and categories are:

Christine Rae – RESA® Innovator of the Year™

Tammy O’Brien – RESA® Innovator of the Year™

Kristy Mattiazzo – RESA® Rookie Stager of the Year™ Canada

Alanna Tozer – RESA® Rookie Stager of the Year™ Canada

Nairn Friemann – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 1 Northeast

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

Maureen Bray – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 4 West

Kerry Roth – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 4 West

Joanne Abrahams – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 5 Canada

Monica Stanciu – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 5 Canada

Kelly Peletier – RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ Region 5 Canada, RESA® Best Occupied Staging™ Canada

Pineapple Interiors – RESA® Home Staging Company of the Year™ United States

Nancy Hoag – RESA® Best Occupied Staging™ Canada

“I am so proud of our CSP graduates!  From all levels of achievement, some stagers are achieving huge success after just a few months in the industry since taking the training…and some of the more seasoned are being recognized for the huge impact they have had on the home staging industry. We especially want to recognize and thank David Cieslak and Nairn Friemann for their exemplary work as CSP instructors for the program.  We can see that their work is paying off!” remarked Christine Rae.

RESA® will recognize professional stagers in different regions of North America and each of those winners will compete for the overall crowning of the RESA® Professional Stager of the Year™ and the RESA Rookie Stager of the Year™.  RESA® also recognizes a Product or Service of the Year™, a REALTOR® of the Year™ and innovator of the Year™, Spouse of the Year™, and Best Occupied Staging in both the United States and Canada.

For more information regarding Real Estate Staging, please visit www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com and www.RESAConvention.com, or call 888-201-8687.

To learn more about Christine Rae and Certified Staging Professionals, please visit http://www.stagingtraining.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.

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.

About Christine Rae:

Christine Rae, founder and president of the CSP International™ Business Training Academy, is well-known and well-respected for her work in the Real Estate Staging industry, author of Home Staging for Dummies, a small business growth expert, international speaker, trainer and developer of EcoStaging® Her passion for staging, décor, the green movement and successful entrepreneurial ventures is satisfied with her desire to help people.  Her talents are reflected in the success of the Academy. Christine’s dedication to excellence has developed CSP into an international success and into more than a training program – the CSP International Academy is a sustainable resource for continuing education, professionalism & a support network to its graduates.

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