Staging Northern Virginia,Washington DC and suburban Maryland
My ASP Network
ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY
My husband Doug who has taken the ASP Realtor course assists full time in our Staging business. It is great to have the realtor's perspective on our team. He also has extensive experience in landscaping and construction and is able to offer insight in these areas as well. He has developed quite an eye for a beautifully Staged room and he is truly my right hand. For large jobs our grown daughters, who all have a great work ethic and design sense join us in completing the project. We also invite newly designated ASP's to work with us and are happy to offer guidance as they develop their own Staging business.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME STAGING PROFESSIONALS
The local Washington DC Chapter of IAHSP is a great affiliation to be associated with. Not only does it promote ethics and excellence but it is dedicated to giving back to the community. Each year in September IAHSP takes part in World Wide Service Staging Week where we volunteer our time, talent and resources for a worthy charity. In 2007 we Staged the Ronald MacDonald House in Fairfax, VA. As the chapter Goodwill Ambassador I was the liason with the Ronald MacDonald house and IASHP. For 2008 the DC IAHSP chapter Staged the home of a deserving family selected through the organization Homestretch. Homestretch assists single mothers getting back on their feet. Our chapter has Staged for this organization in the past and they are truly appreciative of the changes this makes for the family. We secure donations of furniture and accessories and quickly transform their home into a haven. It is truly a delight to see how much the family loves their new space. It brings us great joy to assist them in charting a new life course. There wasn't a dry eye in the house at this year's unveiling to "our" mom and her 3 children and 2 representatives from Homestretch. We love making a difference and are proud to be a part of this great organization.
IAHSP SHOWCASE HOUSE
As a member of the International Association of Home Staging Prossionals and the local DC Chapter I was privileged to be able to take part in Staging a beautiful vacant home in Falls Church, VA to benefit Fischer House. 18 ASP's and ASPM's put their talent together to create a gorgeous space while helping out this worthy charity. I Staged the rec room and bar which was truly a delightful experience. The photos on this page are of the room I staged.
To continually "raise the bar" on the quality of our work and level of service we feel we owe it to our clients to keep up with the latest the industry has to offer. Thus not only was I the first ASP to take the Masters course in the DC metro area but I recently spent another 5 days with Barb Schwarz to retake the expanded course. I also attend Stagedhomes conventions and believe strongly that expanding our education allows us to better serve our clients.