PRES members recognize the importance of taking further educational courses to continue to expand their service offerings. They gain more confidence by learning and doing which is what all the PRES professional development courses offer.
A PRES professional development Client Colour Consultation course is being offered in the Lower Mainland to any professional wanting to learn more about how to do a client colour consultation.
In the course students will learn how to conduct a professional colour consultation with your clients. You will be introduced to decorating guidelines for colour schemes and learn the latest colour trends according to Benjamin Moore. This course will boost your confidence in adding to your existing services list!
• How Colour affects us
• Design Guidelines for Colour Schemes
• Colour Schemes and Decorating Styles
• Colour Trends
• How do to a Client Colour Consultation
SPECIAL BONUS:You will receive your own Interior Design Colour Wheel! and there is a draw for a ‘FREE GALLON OF BENJAMIN MOORE AURA PAINT’!!!
Date: Saturday June 19, 2010
Time: 10am to 5pm
Location: John Braithwaite Community Centre 145 West 1st Street North Vancouver
2 SPOTS LEFT!!! There is still time to register on line. PRES members cost is $197 and non-members $247.
The home staging industry does not have a regulating body in North America. An organization called RESA (Real Estate Staging Association) is hoping to change that. RESA was founded in California and is slowly making its way across Canada.
From the website: RESA is a member governed trade association for Home Stagers. RESA was formed in order to support all professional real estate stagers also known as 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.
Ontario has some Member Chapters and British Columbia is on the move! Kym Tarr of ShoeString Interior Home Staging in Kelowna is the BC Chapter President and the Metro Vancouver team is just putting things into place to start their chapter officially in the fall 2010. Heather Kleim of Epic Empire Designs and Heather Stewart of HS Home Staging hosted an informal meeting last night. It was well attended and there was a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm about moving forward.
If you are not familiar with RESA and you are a home stager, a realtor, mortgage broker, inspector or another industry related professional you are welcome to join! If you are interested contact Heather Kleim.
I had recently rented some original art from our local Vancouver Art Gallery for a $4.5million dollar penthouse I was staging. Many PRES members have their own art, or source from rental furnishing companies but on occasion we all need something a bit more upscale! The art rentals is the non-profit organizational arm of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Local artists provide pieces on consignment and they are rented out for a portion of their asking price. The average rental is about $70 per month with over 1200 original pieces of art done by Canadian artists!
After having such a terrific experience with Donna Partridge, Manager and her fantastic assistant Holly, I asked if we could hold our monthly meeting at the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rentals area. She thought it was a great idea and so the PRES members met and one even signed up as a volunteer she loved the art so much!
If you have never sourced from your local art gallery see if that is an option that is available to you. There are many art galleries that will rent art that is on consignment from local artists. Check it out in your area it is a WIN-WIN for all concerned!
Dana J. Smithers – Founder & Creative Director – PRES Staging Resource Centre