Creating Lifestyles that Sell
RESA is the Real Estate Staging Association that represents professional home stagers (real estate stagers) in Canada and the US. The association provides access to continuing education, local chapter initiatives and helps to create awareness in this growing industry.
CCSP stands for Canadian Certified Staging Professional. It is a professional designation that identifies a home staging consultant
who has earned a certification in the staging industry. The certification requirements include comprehensive training, rigorous examination
and work placement apprenticeship mentoring. A Certified Staging Professional must also adhere to a strict code of conduct and be a member in good standing to use the designation CCSP.
People always ask Cindy, 'how long have you been in the industry?' Her response is usually oh, unofficially about 20 years. Cindy and her husband have been renovating, staging and selling homes for over 20 years. Starting with their first home, a builder's grade condo. Over an 11 month period they decorated, beautified and intuitively staged their condo and sold it within days of listing in a downturned economy. And they haven't looked back. Since that first home, they have done everything from cosmetic upgrades to full scale, gutted reno's. Each home they have sold has sold quickly and for top dollar. Why? Each home had the appearance of being well maintained, updated and was staged for selling.
High energy, a great eye for design, love for life with a good sense of humour are characteristics that Cindy possesses and it's what kept her in the demanding world of marketing and advertising for 18 years. Being a partner in a successful marketing company, doing renovations after hours, raising a family and volunteering at Community Living Toronto made up
her typical day.
Her love for homes, creative design and creating home transformations lead her into the world of home staging full-time. Seeing the positive response when a homeowner walks through the door after the team has finished transforming their house is what drives her. Many people's first response is, 'Is this my house? Oh Wow, this is amazing! I never dreamed it could look
This quote sums up her love for what she does:
'This business gives so much back. To be able to be a part of helping people retain their hard earned dollars is thrilling and showing the prospective buyer how incredible a home can look with the right layout and design is a win win. I give thanks every single day for being a part of it.'
Owner, Certified Canadian Staging Professional