My experience and training have provided me with a keen understanding of what home buyers will find appealing in each market and price point and what motivates them to purchase one home over another.
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Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2010
Los Angeles home stager, Michelle Minch of Moving Mountains Design, named the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) 2010 Professional Stager of the Year, at the RESA Interenational Stager Conference in Las Vegas, NV on January 25, 2010. This is the fourth year Minch was a finalist for the award. RESA Professional Stager of the Year award recognizes the home stager that demonstrates excellence in home staging, best home staging business practices, a proven track record of ethical conduct and committment to raising awareness about home staging.
The award was presented at a special awards dinner at the Treasure Island Resort in Las Vegas, NV, during RESA's annual International Staging Conference. Home stagers from the US, Canada, Austrailia and Europe were in attendance, as were many vendors that service the home staging and real estate industries.
"Winning the RESA 2010 Professional Stager of the Year award is exciting and energizing. I feel honored and priviledged to have been chosen by my peers for this honor," said Michelle Minch. "There's a revolution going on in the real estate industry. Home buyers are more savvy and expect more for their money. They want a home that's move in ready and staged to perfection. My goal as Professional Stager of the Year is to raise awareness about the value home staging adds to the bottom line, both for the home seller & buyer. Home staging should be an integral part of every home sale."
Home stagers and real estate professionals from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe were invited to nominate Professional Stager of the Year candidates. The membership of the Real Estate Staging Association then voted for the 5 finalists. The final determination of Professional Stager of the Year was made by Bethany Souza of HGTV's Designed to Sell, Matthew Finlason of HGTV's The Stagers and Womens Council of Realtors National President Deborah Gilmore.
Ms. Minch is a past winner of two Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence: the Western Region Award for Best Whole House Remodel Under $200,000 and the National Award for Best Kitchen Remodel under $40,000. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times Real Estate Section, the Chicago Tribune, Sunset Magazine, Log Home Living, LA Weekly Pasadena Weekly & Los Angeles Times On-Line. In addition, she blogs extensively at Moving Mountains Design Home Staging Blog.
About the Real Estate Staging Association:
The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) is the world's largest member governed trade association for home stagers. RESA was formed in order to support all professional real estate stagers or home stagers in North America. RESA is a portal to the home staging industry and is a source of education and business tools focusing on the needs of home stagers. Members have access to up to date information relative to the home staging industry, marketing support services and access to home staging continuing education providers. Click here for more information about the Real Estate Staging Association.
About Michelle Minch:
Michelle Minch began her career in design as a Stylist and Visual Merchandiser for Commercials, Music Videos, Television and Feature Films. Home Staging and Interior Design are a natural progression in Minch's design career, allowing her to use her 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. "Hand in hand with knowledge of good design for staging, knowing how to present a home as a desirable product is mandatory for success as a stager. My experience and training have provided me with a keen understanding of what home buyers will find appealing in each market and price point and what motivates them to purchase one home over another. My goal as a home stager is to craft such an appealing atmosphere in a property, that buyers will feel instantly at home and comfortable and motivated to make an offer."
Minch is the owner of Moving Mountains Design, located in Pasadena, CA. She stages homes in throughout Los Angeles, Pasadena, Arcadia, San Marino, La Canada and the San Fernando Valley. Click here for more information about Michelle Minch & Moving Mountains Design