Stagers Elevate Your Real Estate Staging Career with RESA®
Welcome to the Real Estate Staging Association®, where your journey to success begins. Join our dynamic community of passionate professionals within the real estate industry. As a member, you'll gain exclusive access to industry insights, resources, and a network of like-minded experts.
Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting in the real estate world, RESA® is your gateway to enhanced credibility, increased sales, and a thriving career. Join us today and take the first step towards transforming properties into irresistible, buyer-ready spaces. Don't miss out – your future in real estate staging starts here!
The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA®) Has Different Membership Levels
Please review the various membership levels to determine your eligibility.
Did you know that you might be eligible to claim your RESA® membership dues as a business expense on your U.S. tax return? We recommend consulting with your tax advisor for any inquiries regarding this.
Please note that membership dues cannot be claimed as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes.
RESA® Home Stager Membership (Individual Membership)
The RESA® Home Stager Membership costs $190.00 USD for a 1-year membership.
This membership is open to individuals who own a home staging business, work for a home staging business, or are just starting in the field. It is also available to interior designers and decorators who provide staging services.
Please note that you are not required to have been in business for more than a year, and there are no specific classes or designations required to join RESA®.
RESA-PRO® Membership and Designation (Individual Membership)
RESA-PRO™ Membership and Designation is available for an annual fee of $250.00 USD.
The RESA-PRO™ designation elevates the credibility of professional stagers, emphasizing higher ethical standards and practices. This membership is accessible to individuals who own or work for home staging businesses, as well as interior designers and decorators offering staging services, particularly those who operate with business insurance and contracts.
RESA-PRO™ designees enjoy several benefits, including:
1. Eligibility to apply as a RESA® Approved Instructor, teaching the RESA® MCE Program to real estate agents.
2. Participation in the Sold Over List Price Club..
To obtain the RESA-PRO™ designation, you must meet these six mandatory requirements:
1. Pass the ethics exam (an open-book, online exam with study materials provided).
2. Agree to adhere to the RESA® Code of Ethics, which includes restrictions on the use of stock photos in your marketing materials.
3. Possess a minimum of one year in business as a professional home stager (supported by documentation such as a Business License, LLC, CORP, or Legal Partnership) or have worked for a RESA-PRO™ for at least two years.
4. Provide proof of home staging business insurance.
5. Maintain a business checking account.
6. Complete your profile on the RESA® directory.
Please note that documentation of your business structure, insurance, business checking account, and website and marketing materials must be maintained by your employer.
The RESA® Ethics class and exam are integral components in setting higher industry standards. RESA-PRO™ is the sole designation governed and regulated by the Real Estate Staging Association®, ensuring that RESA-PRO™ designees maintain the utmost ethical standards.
Key details about the RESA-PRO™ Ethics Exam:
- The exam consists of 20 questions.
- A minimum score of 80% is required to pass.
- You can refer to the RESA-PRO™ Ethics Class PDF file while taking the exam.
- You have 45 minutes to complete the exam.
- The class is offered online and will be emailed to you upon joining this membership level.
If you are already a RESA® member and wish to upgrade to RESA-PRO™, please email Shell@resa-hq.org to convert your existing membership and begin the process of testing for RESA-PRO®.
Become a RESA PRO
RESA® Associate Membership (Individual Membership)
RESA® Associate Membership $190.00 USD 1-year of membership.
This membership is for any person who is interested in the purposes of the Real Estate Staging Association® but who does not offer staging services, including but not limited to licensed real estate agents, photographers, flooring/furniture vendors, financial services companies, paint companies, insurance industry businesses, educational institutions/providers, and real estate builders, developers, lenders, appraisers, inspectors and title companies.
*Associate membership does not denote a national corporate partnership with RESA®. If you want to promote your business to RESA® members on a national level contact us at 888-201-8687.
Become a RESA® Associate Member
Hear what RESA® Members are Saying about the Only Nonprofit Trade Association For Stagers
"As a member of RESA® for the last five years, I have learned how to grow a business with confidence because of the resources and people associated with the organization. I find the relationships with other stagers to be invaluable. This can feel like an isolating industry, but through RESA® I have so many colleagues that I actually consider friends. We bounce ideas off one another, refer one another, and genuinely try to help one another grow and succeed."
Founder of SP Design
"First of all I am so grateful that there is RESA®! I had the privilege to attend RESACON 2023 in Las Vegas and that in itself opened my eyes to many possibilities. All of what RESA® is all about really aligns with my professional goals, because there is a myriad of resource within the community! The conference was filled with valuable information and tools that helped me improve on what I need to do as a new home stager! It was also through RESA® that I found and chose the course I wanted to take in home staging. I get to network with different stagers all around North America, and within the membership portal, there is so much valuable information and help to keep growing myself and my business. I also like the fact that I am not alone, and that we are all creating spaces in our own unique way and are willing to help each other out when it’s needed."
Founder of Prestige Home Staging Designs
"RESA® serves as the central pillar of our industry, and my association with this organization has been instrumental in shaping my career and values as a real estate stager. RESA® provides a vital community for collaboration and networking within the staging industry, allowing me to connect with fellow professionals who share my passion. Additionally, RESA® offers valuable resources and tools that help me stay current with industry trends, market dynamics, and best practices. This ongoing education is essential in a field that is constantly evolving, ensuring that I can continue to offer innovative and effective staging solutions to my clients. By aligning with RESA®, I not only enhance my own professional growth but also contribute to the overall advancement and recognition of staging as a vital component of the real estate process."
Founder of Modern House Staging
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RESA® Code of Ethics
RESA® takes pride in our memberships Code of Ethics. A strong Code of Ethics not only protects our members, it also protects the consumer. Click to read our Code of Ethics