Real Estate Staging Industry News – StagersLIST Expos, Business Building Workshops, Add Revenue Streams

Concord, California (EastBayDaily) — Designers, ReDesigners, Realtors, Organizers, Home Stagers, Professionals looking for a career change are coming to StagersLIST Expos across the country. Indiana and New Jersey are the final two of the 2009 series which included Texas, Florida, California regions across the country. Indiana on September 29-30, 2009 and New Jersey November 12, 2009 are an opportunity to attend the mini-conventions where attendees receive all the benefits of the convention experience like networking, previews of products, services and workshops without expensive travel expenses or long hotel stays. StagersLIST Expo brings the event to practitioners where they live and work. The sponsors are eager to form referral alliances with attendees who understand they can effectively increase business by building relationships, create cross promotion opportunities and special packages to save marketing dollars in running their businesses. The Expos put a face to the local businesses with products and services that can help the real estate and redesign, staging professionals in their business. “Don’t just Survive, Thrive”, the Expo Slogan and theme of the Indianapolis, New Jersey Expos includes Keynote speaker, Christine Rae, internationally recognized trainer, launched the CSPI Training Academy in 2009, recent Expert for an HGTV show soon to be released in the US and author of Wiley Publishing “Home Staging for Dummies and a Handbook for the Rest of Us”, will be teaching attendees about “5 Mistakes Stagers Make, 5 Steps to Turn Your Business Around and 5 Market Driven Trends to Build Revenue”.

Presenting a workshop on”The Next Step in Home Presentation” Feng Shui Experts blend Staging Shui = Sold for homes looking to maximize their appeal to buyers and create a sale.    How buyers “feel” in a home can attract the right buyer for the property and turn it into a Sold property. Feng Shui courses are offered around the country presenting a perfect opportunity to add Feng Shui consultations to your business model and increase revenue.

Terrylynn Fisher, Realtor and longtime proponent of staging listings for sale talks about collaborative alliances with Realtors rather than being just a service provider. The talk “Collaboration vs. Service, The Difference That Makes a Difference”. has been well received by attendees to the Expos, giving her experiences on both sides of the real estate home staging fence with insight that she shares with attendees. Beginning with Understanding the Realtor and ending with her script for sellers about why they should stage, everything in between illustrates the point that collaboration is a step in the right direction. “We’re all in the real estate business, It’s important that we collaborate as our goal is the same–to get the client’s home SOLD” says Terrylynn.

Other workshops and topics in the series include – Marketing, Adding Revenue Streams, Advanced Networking, Brilliant Photos, Portfolio and Presentation, Color and its Influence, Green Businesses Fad or Future and more with speakers like Melissa Marro, Ashley Whittenberger, Susan Peters, Alexis Summerfield and more. Check out the Real Estate Home Staging Expo sites for the workshops being offered in each area.

The StagersLIST Expos came out of a need for the real estate/staging industry to understand each other and the challenges in preparing properties for sale. It turns out that Expo workshops help any business because marketing, networking, and the skillsets needed to run a business are universal. The economy fed the need for the Expo to bring it home by being more local in focus and speak to people where they live. The added bonus is that the sponsors derive benefit from forming alliances with local professionals where they live and work. This has proven to be a new paradigm forced by the economy that just may shape the way industries reach out to their members and the public in the future. StagersLIST Expo is poised to continue as the demand is there. The differentiator for StagersLIST Expos is that the events are open to everyone, regardless of previous training, affiliations or industry alliances. Expo attendees are those looking for a career change from other industries and to ASP, CSP, HSR, IRIS and graduates of many programs, StagersLIST provides collaboration for the entire industry, excluding no one. Filling in the gaps and differentiation is not unique to any one program. Every person in business has gaps or business goals where they wish to take it to another level and excel, StagersLIST Expo is here to provide those opportunities.

“The feedback and testimonials have been validating, our attendees say it better than we could”, says Terrylynn, also owner of StagersLIST. Karen Eubank, Eubank Staging, writer for, Houston Texas 2009 Expo says “StagersLIST Expo provides a wonderful opportunity to connect…acquire knowledge from leading professionals in the industry and of course have a lot of fun! The Expo prompted me to examine my business from a different perspective and challenged me to broaden my outlook.” Laurie Calhoun, Gloria Home Staging, (Susan Smith and Laurie Calhoun) Orlando, Florida Expo 2009 says “you have inspired us (in many ways). Thanks for being such a good teacher and encourager, and for coming to Orlando to spread the word!”

While others pull back in this challenging economy, those businesses that remain visible will increase market share. The perception of the customer is “If they can make it during tough times, they must be good at what they do.” So, “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive” and join fellow professionals at an Expo in a nearby city. Expo 2010 Calendar will be up before the end of the year.

Visit StagersLIST Expo for more information, promotions and specials. National Headquarters 1891 Camino Estrada, Concord, Ca. 94521 Phone 925 876-0966 fax 925 887-6614


Terrylynn Fisher