St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


Melissa Marro, founder of Home Staging and Redesign (SAR) training announces RESA approved instructor status for all SAR Instructors.

Marro, founder of First Impressions, Home Staging & Interior Redesign and Home Staging and Redesign Training (SAR), is proud to announce that SAR instructors have recently earned the Status of RESA Approved Instructor! 

Only RESA approved instructors may offer the RESA workshop for Real Estate Agents.  The workshop will teach Real Estate Agents the benefits of home staging and also teaches how best to communicate the value of home staging to sellers as well as how to overcome objections.  "This workshop is one of the most comprehensive courses being offered to agents about Home Staging" Marro stated.  A real estate professional completing this workshop will understand the fundamentals of home staging, how it works, why it works and how it benefits sellers and buyers. In addition they will learn how to address staging with their clients and how to choose a professional home stager.

Instructors and areas where the workshop will be offered are; Charleston, SC, Melissa Marro of First Impressions, Home Staging & Interior Redesign and Home Staging and Redesign Training (SAR).  Indianapolis, IN, Linda Barnett of Home Matters Home Staging, Redesign and Training.  Lafayette, LA, Michelle Molinari of Feature This Real Estate.  Wilmington, NC, Jessica Pirone of Just Perfect Home Staging & More.   Leonia, NJ, Bernadette Flaim co-owner of Attention2Detail

 "I am very proud to be adding this agent's workshop to the other SAR courses that we offer," says Marro. SAR offers online, 3 & 5 Day Home Staging Certification courses and is the only program in the industry to offer hands-on vacant home staging training, which is available in the 5-day course.  Additionally, their 3-day students receive their manual on their new Kindle, allowing them to take it with them to reference when necessary and 5-day students receive a new touch screen laptop and computer skills training so they are prepared for the business ahead.     

Marro goes on to say, "SAR is not just another push-them-through, churn-them-out home staging training company.  Each instructor has years of hands-on staging experience and currently owns and operates a successful home staging company in their local area."  SAR also offers monthly webinars, mentoring opportunities and is one of the largest providers of home staging continuing education in the industry through the Real Estate Staging Association's RESA-Pro program

"Whether the student is new to the industry or a seasoned professional, there is something to offer at SAR."  Past SAR students include the 2008 RESA Rookie of the Year, the 2010 RESA Professional of the Year top 5- finalist and 2010 Staging Realtor of the Year and the 2007 & 2009 Professional Stager of the Year nominee.  Additionally, Marro has been nominated for multiple RESA Innovator of the Year awards for her forward thinking approach to the home staging industry. 

Marro-Founder and Lead Trainer founded First Impressions, Home Staging & Interior Redesign in 2005 and helped it become one of the premier staging and training companies in the southeast. While still helping clients with their local staging needs, she also helps other stagers begin and grow their businesses. In 2007/2008 she also held the RESA Southeast Regional Vice President Position & was nominated for the 2007 RESA Staging Innovator of the Year and 2007 RESA Staging Professional of the Year awards.  She was also the single national winner of the 2009 RESA Professional Stager of the Year Award and nominee of 2009 RESA Staging Innovator of the Year award. These awards were based on her significant industry volunteer work as well as individual and company achievements.  Marro will be a RESA conference speaker at the upcoming January 2011 RESA conference in Las Vegas.

For more information about Staging & Redesign's Home Staging Training Program, visit


 Author Bio: Melissa Marro, Home Staging Industry leader, Realtor, and entrepreneur offers a unique perspective on New Home Construction, Resale Residential Real Estate, and Home Staging

For more information on buying or selling in the Fleming Island, Orange Park, or Jacksonville, area, visit or call Melissa Marro (marro.melissa at, Keller Williams First Coast Realty, for more information (904-466-2093).


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