St Augustine, St Johns County Real Estate & Home Staging


The IRIS Convention - My favorite part? Meeting AR friends!!!

One of the reasons that I wanted to attend the IRIS Convention in San Diego was because there would be so many SIF members!!  I would love to thank all of you for walking up and saying, "HI!" and also for those of you who took my edu-sessions. 

Shell & Melissa

Shell Broadnax & me

Elaine & Melissa

Elaine Manes & me  (Thank you again for my wonderful bumble gift!!)

As you can see by this point we were getting a bit worn down - it had been a long day but I'm sure you'll see more photos by the end of the week from other IRIS members who attended.

I wish that I had thought to take more photos....


 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).


Comment balloon 10 commentsMelissa Marro • October 12 2008 08:03PM


Wow!  Look at everyone!  Yall look so good!  I love your hair Melissa!

Posted by Marci Toliver, Anderson SC, Spartanburg,Greenville SC, Home Staging (438-4642) about 10 years ago

Melissa, I sure enjoyed meeting you in SD and I look forward to reading your many AR posts in the future. 

Posted by Nancy Ewing (Creative Angle REdesign & Staging) about 10 years ago

Too much FUN!  How lucky you were to meet each in in the 'flesh'!  I love to see the photos and enjoy seeing the 'real time' images! I can't wait for a National Meeting with everyone! Regards-Kathleen G

Posted by Kathleen Garvey, Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales (HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver) about 10 years ago

Wish I could have been there.  This is the first IRIS conference that I have missed AND I love San Diego.  Looking forward to hearing more about it! 

Posted by Ginger Foust, Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging (Certified Staging Professional) about 10 years ago

It was great not only meeting Melissa, but hearing her fabulous Marketing seminar!  If only my computer didn't crash on me while away...Not to worry, I'll have a couple weeks to get things rolling before I hit the ground running.  Thanks for sharing all your wonderful information!

Michelle Kaspari

Posted by Michelle & Joe Kaspari, Essential Home Staging, Sacramento (Essential Home Staging) about 10 years ago

So that's what I look like after getting less than 4 hours sleep! It was great meeting you!

Posted by Elaine Manes Gage, Staging done ONLINE! (Home Staging Online Services) about 10 years ago

Melissa, what an absolute pleasure to meet you. and all the other Incredibles I have been meeting through the wires!

I missed your session so I definitely want to hear the encore  (I bought the tapes instead)  So what about it? Less than a year to put it together.  What an amazing time - and i agree  the best part was meeting all the rain makers!

You are all fabulous women.  Even better in 3 d !!!!   and the best part was feeling like I already knew a part of so many of you.

Posted by Jennifer Duchene, Stager & Redesigner (Lift Your Spirit Home Transformations) about 10 years ago

Looks like it was a ton of fun!!!  I'll bet here next year...just couldn't make the date this year.  i know there was lots of information and knowledge shared there.  Good job  all.

Posted by Terrylynn Fisher, HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc. (Dudum Real Estate Group - about 10 years ago


Looks like you all had a great time!  It's always nice coming together and sharing ideas and learning from each other to help grow our industry.

Posted by Michelle Pimentel, ASP, IAHSP Empire Home Staging (Empire Home Staging Solutions) about 10 years ago

Hi Melissa

So glad I was able to meet you at the IRIS Conference.  Too bad we did not have time together, nevertheless, it was very heartwarming to meet you in person!  What a treat!!  You are a very deep and personable person and I am also excited you are a part of our new Dewey Color Instructor Team!  A Big hearty Congratulationsfor winning your award in the Photo Challenge.  Was I surprised?  Not!! So glad to be part of the group, too!  What an honor and privileged to know you!  I am slowly catching up with my emails and Active Rain these days during a very busy season!!! 

~Have a Colorful Day!

Posted by Irene Woodworth, Color-Redesign-Staging, Trainer & Motivational Speaker - Idaho (Color and Redesign Academy & Redesign Boise) almost 10 years ago

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