Peachtree City, GA (PressExposure) February 01, 2008 -- The discussion groups, known as Stage It Forward Round Tables, are demonstrating how easy and beneficial it is to have local home staging professionals come together to facilitate positive industry growth. Discussions focus on how the home staging industry can move forward in a way that empowers all the entities that are working hard to prosper. Equally, discussions concentrate on the home staging industry providing professional services that aide the home seller, the Realtor and also helps boost the real estate industry.
These meetings are an extension of the Stage It Forward social network of Home Stagers on ActiveRain.com. This home staging social network group, which has over 1,500 members nationwide, was founded by Craig Schiller of Real Estaging out of Chicago. Craig was the initial energy behind the Round Tables discussion together across North America. He has now facilitated three (Phoenix, Sacramento and Chicago) of the twenty-seven scheduled discussion groups.
The first Stage It Forward Round Table discussion held in the state of Georgia was on Thursday, January 17, 2008. Approximately 40 home stagers in the Atlanta Metropolitan area joined together to participate in the event. The event was held at IKEA in Atlanta, located at Atlantic Station. IKEA is an invaluable resource for home stagers. Stage It Forward is thrilled that IKEA is providing the home stagers with meeting space, designer tours and several drawings for IKEA gift certificates.
The Georgia event was facilitated by Kathy Nielsen of Georgia Interior Solutions LLC out of Marietta and by Karen Dembsky of Peachtree Home Staging based out of Peachtree City. Both companies serve all of Metropolitan Atlanta. Karen and Kathy have been actively involved in the staging business for multiple years. Kathy Nielsen has been acknowledged for her dedication to the field by being a 2007 RESA Professional Home Stager of the Year Nominee. Karen Dembsky entered into the home staging business through her vast Real Estate business successfully preparing her listings and other agent's listings for sale.