Cyber-Publicity: ASP® Staging and ASPs® Receive Recognition across the Web

At we monitor what’s being said about Home Staging on the Internet, and about the many wonderful ASPs® who work hard for their clients. Just during recent weeks, the successes of our wonderful ASPs® have been recognized around the nation, and certainly online. Here’s how newly accredited ASPs® recently were recognized: The Pottstown Mercury, of Pottstown, PA, announced on November 2, 2009, that Paulette Walters, ASP® Stager, Realtor®, member of IAHSP, and owner of Wall-to-Wall Staging, “is now providing ASP® Staging Services in the Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Berks, Delaware, and Lehigh counties in southeastern Pennsylvania.” Click here to read the entire announcement. Congratulations Paulette! In its Business Briefs section, The Wicked Local Rochester in Plymouth, MA, announced that Andrea Gifford Wetmore, ASP® Real Estate Agent, “has completed the Accredited Staging Professional® Course provided by, where she received hands-on instruction and was required to demonstrate techniques by Staging® a home that was listed on the market.” Click here to read the article. Congratulations Andrea! ASPs® are also often asked to contribute to articles. The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® interviewed Kathy Kibler, ASP®, IAHSP member, and Realtor® at Centery 21 Sweyer & Associates. Featured in the association’s newsletter, Broker Breeze, here are a couple of quotes by Kathy: “I received my ASP® designation through, which was created by the original founder of the entire ’staging’ concept,” and she further added “Earning my ASP® designation really gave me that edge I needed to succeed especially in today’s challenging market.”Kathy shared that “In the end, staging makes a home sell faster and saves the seller money” and the author describes Kathy as focusing “her business around the concept that ”Staging is NOT decorating… Decorating is personalizing, staging is depersonalizing.” Good for you, dear Kathy. Congratulations! Click here to read the article in Broker Breeze. The International Association of Home Staging Professionals, IAHSP, is also often acknowledged for its work to improve communities around the nation. The local chapter of IAHSP in Indianapolis, IN, was recently recognized for their wonderful assistance to the Julian Center in Indianapolis, which offers counseling, safe shelter and education for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Click here to read an announcement by, which serves Indianapolis and Indiana, including a note about how the local IAHSP chapter helped renovate the Julian Center. Published at, the article Realty InSites: Stage right to sell your home better features comments by Nancy Doherty, ASP® Stager and Realtor®. As mentioned in the article, Nancy also serves on the executive board of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals. Click here to read Realty InSites: Stage right to sell your home better by Julie Morse. Congratulations dear Nancy! Have you been mentioned in the news, association newsletter or elsewhere? Let us know – we’ll talk about your accomplishments too. Want to monitor what’s being said about you and your business online? Here’s a tip: sign up for free news alerts by Google.

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Go to, and enter a search term, which can be your own name or business name – I suggest you create alerts for both. Decide if you want to receive notifications instantly or once a day (I recommend daily to avoid too many emails). Finally, you type in your email and your alert is set. Each time your name and business are mentioned online you’ll receive a notification. Live in Joy, ASP® Stage® with Joy and Enjoy the Wonder and Magic of it all! Barb Barb Schwarz The Creator of Home Staging® CEO Founder/Chairwoman, The International Association of Home Staging Professionals
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