Now that the Christmas season is behind us, the dawn of a brand new year has come, which means new goals and dreams for our future. What are the dreams of your future?
Ten years ago, I dreamed of spending my time doing something I truly loved. Something I was passionate about. That all started with a love of homes. A love of houses, real estate, interiors, renovation, paint colors – all those things and more. But I had two degrees in the field of psychology. What on earth was I doing dreaming about the places where we live, and how to make them everything we desired – a place of comfort, a place of peace, a place of solace and respite?
So I jumped on the crazy train and threw off the chains of my schooling and decided to pursue my passion for Home Staging. I never could have dreamed where that train would take me. A few weeks ago, I found out that I won two national home staging industry awards. The first one is for Top 10 Home Stager of the Year:
The second one is for Top Ten Redesigner of the Year:
And to top it off, I was honored at being elected a Regional Vice President of the Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA). When I told Mr. Man and the kids, they immediately said, “You mean assistant to the Regional Manager!” If you never watched The Office, you may not get the reference, but they thought it was HILARIOUS.
Anyway, I’m thrilled by all of this good news and thrilled to offer you the chance to pursue YOUR dream of a career in home staging and design – even if that’s not what you intended 20 years ago. Guess what? DREAMS CHANGE. And that’s totally OK.
I have a few spots left in our next course, where you can become certified as an Expert Psychological Stager™. I believe there are specific people who are DESTINED to chart a course that will change their life – I’m not sure who of you will have the courage and the drive to make the change, but I can’t wait to meet you!!! Don’t let your dreams just be dreams – sign up today:
Congratulations, Kristie!! So excited for you! And a great post to remind those of us who are continually reinventing ourselves that it can be a good thing!
Thank you so much, Carol! I loved having you in the September course and excited for where you are headed 🙂
Kristie, I am sitting a few rows behind you on that crazy train!! I signed up for your course a few weeks ago, and I am so looking forward to your training. Your blog has been a blessing, encouragement, and inspiration to me since I discovered it a couple of years ago, and now I can’t wait to learn from the best as I launch my own career in home staging at the age of 46! I hope this encourages those who are considering taking your training. I admit I am a bit intimidated, but so incredibly excited to learn. Congratulations on your awards, Kristie! Your beautiful work deserves the recognition. I look forward to meeting you in January!
Choo-choo!!! I can’t wait to meet you – we’re going to have a great group!
So happy for you! I am in that place of stepping in with both feet into this field…
I would LOVE it if you do online versions of this weekend – in some form (at least the teaching!). Oh, that would bless so many who don’t have the funds to come to Nashville! Still considering?
Blessings to you and CONGRATS again! You are TRULY gifted!
Home to Market
I will be out of town the week of your January course, when will you be conducting your next training course?
I’m not sure yet, Cynthia! I’ll be posting, of course, as soon as we plan the next one – probably late spring or early fall?
I’m so happy for you, Kristie. The awards are well-deserved!
Thank you, Beth!
Congratulations, Kristie! You are such a talented woman. Thank you for sharing your gift for design with us. I wish I could attend the classes, but it’s way out of my budget to travel that far. Would you consider offering an online course in the future?
Congratulations, Kristie! You are an inspiration to everybody, and are being rewarded for your hard work and generosity! I recently purchased your two online videos on paint color and furniture placement. Genius! I am watching portions of the videos over and over, they are so helpful! Thank you for your blog, and thank you for your videos. I’m glad you had the courage to make a big switch and bless all of us!
Thank you so much for your kind words!! I’m so glad you are enjoying the videos, too. Many blessings to you and yours!!
Congrats on the awards!!
So proud of you, Kristie! Congratulations!
Thank you so much, Meryll! I’m sorry I didn’t get to talk with you at the High Tea at King’s Chapel.
So happy that all your hardwork and dedication have paid off. May these rewards enrich, inspire, and refresh your abilities.
Congratulations my friend! Well deserved!
Thanks so much, Kelly 🙂
Love your blog and read it frequently. I am looking forward to your class in January. I own a real estate company and have a stager on staff. I want to understand the process more thoroughly myself since I meet the clients first when we take a listing.Our staged listings are a great part of our success and we want to take it to the next level.
I look forward to meeting you, Rita! We had several REAs in our September course.
WELL DESERVED, DEAR KRISTIE!
Thank you so much, Dragana!!!
Absolutely love this site, tons of great inspirations and ideas ! And congrats !
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