2021 For the Home Staging Association: A Roundup
It’s safe to say it’s been quite a year! After a quite frankly bizarre 2020 (which we were all quite happy to leave behind), 2021 was the year for new opportunities and getting back to business. Although a large chunk of it has been trying to adjust to a ‘new normal’, we’ve still had a very busy one. As 2021 draws to a close, let’s look at just a handful of the HSA’s highlights from the past 12 months.
We kick off with one of our most anticipated releases of the year in the form of our Home Staging Association Report 2021. We were really pleased to see Home Staging continue to get the praise and the recognition it deserves, with a whopping 100% of Estate Agents recommending Home Staging from the outset of selling a property. Having been publishing the report for a few years now, it has been great to see a steady incline in the positive responses from our property professionals. If you haven’t already, you can access 2021’s full report here.
We were also thrilled to welcome two new HSA Ambassadors this year: The House Outfit and John Lewis & Partners Business. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with them so far and are confident that our members will benefit from them as well. To work with two established and professional companies has been a real honor for us and we believe them to be the perfect additions to our growing community.
On the 30th of September, the HSA hosted another successful edition of the Forum and Awards. Home Stagers from all over the country gathered to celebrate each other's numerous achievements from the past year, and the atmosphere was electric! We were thrilled to see so many of you there and we’re already looking forward to next year's event. It was also a particularly special occasion as HSA Founder Paloma Harrington-Griffin took the opportunity to launch the Home Staging Magazine, the first ever publication of its kind and a huge milestone for the Home Staging industry. You can get your copy here!
And that’s not all HSA Founder Paloma Harrington has been up to this year! Having been Vice President of our sister organisation, IAHSP®Europe, for some time now, Paloma joined IAHSP®’s international team as the Global Operations Director. This is a huge achievement, and we all offer Paloma our most sincere congratulations. She also completely swept the board in this year’s IAHSP® Best of Home Staging Awards 2021, winning in the Industry Leadership, Staging Excellence, and Client Care categories. Her continued accomplishments and knowledge of the industry means she will no doubt be an asset to the international team.
Finally, we wanted to say a huge thank you to all our members for such a fantastic 2021. Whether you’ve joined recently or you’ve been with us for years, we always appreciate your support and engagement. Merry Christmas everyone, and here’s to a triumphant, prosperous 2022!