February 21, 2018

RESA National

RESA® Has 3 Membership Levels

Please read all levels of membership to decide which level you qualify for.

RESA® -General Membership – $130.00 for 1-year membership. The general membership is available to any home stager or real estate agent. NOTE: You do not have to be in business for more than a year. You do not have to take any classes or have any designations to join RESA®. RESA® welcomes ALL stagers, redesigners, real estate agents, decorators etc.

RESA-PRO® Membership – $190.00 for 2 years for current RESA member. $235.00 for 2 years for non-RESA members. NOTE: See qualification requirements listed below to determine if you qualify for RESA-PRO®.

RESA® -Company Membership – $200.00 for 1-year of membership for a team of 2 stagers that work for the same company. You both will have individual profiles and access to the site.

RESA-PRO® Membership and Designation

Congratulations on deciding to take your business to the next level. Continuing education is a crucial aspect of every profession. As with every profession, seeking education after your core training is how you keep up on trends, learn new skills and keep educated on the changing industry.

The RESA-PRO® designation will give professional stagers access to up-to-date education and industry trends in addition to providing a higher level of professionalism and teaching you skills to increase your profits. RESA-PRO® creates legitimacy in the home staging industry by creating a reputable continuing education program.

The following 5 mandatory requirements must be met:

  1. Must pass the Ethics Exam. Study material is provided. Open book exam.
  2. Must agree to follow the RESA® Code of Ethics.
  3. A minimum of 1 year in business, as a professional home stager (proof by either a Business License, LLC, CORP, or Legal Partnership)
  4. Proof of Home Staging Business Insurance
  5. Business Checking Account

The RESA® Ethics class and exam is an extremely important factor in raising the bar for the home staging industry. RESA-PRO® is the only designation governed and regulated by the Real Estate Staging Association®. RESA® ensures that RESA-PRO™ designees uphold the highest ethical standards possible.

  • The RESA-PRO® Ethics Exam is 20 questions.
  • You need a minimum score of 80% in order to pass.
  • You may refer to the RESA-PRO® Ethics Class PDF file when taking the exam.
  • You have 45 minutes to take the exam.
  • RESA-PRO® designees are required to re-take the Ethics exam and pass the ethics class every two years in order to renew the designation.


Current RESA® members have the opportunity to earn to the RESA-PRO® Designation for $190.00. This will also give current RESA® members 2 years of RESA® membership. Email Shell@RESA-HQ.org to convert your existing membership and test for RESA-PRO®.

**Non-RESA® members may earn their RESA-PRO® and become RESA® members for $235.00. This includes 2 years of RESA® membership. Renewal is $190.00 for 2 years.

Real Estate Staging Association- General Membership

Real Estate Staging general membership is $130.00 USD Per Year, for an individual membership. 1 Stager. All membership benefits are inclusive. The RESA-PRO® designation does NOT come with this membership level.

Real Estate Staging Association-Company Membership

A company membership is $200.00 USD Per Year, for a team of 2 Stagers. All membership benefits are inclusive. Both members will have their own membership directory page. The RESA-PRO designation does NOT come with this membership level. A company membership simply means we are giving you a discount on your second membership.

Members Only Discounts

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Hundreds of discounts from Working Advantage

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Staging Excellence Alliance® FREE (The Better Business Bureau is over $300 the SEA Program is FREE)

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RESA® Legal Resource Center

The RESA® Legal Resource Center is a partnership with Nolo, North America’s leading self-help legal resource and information center. Included in your RESA® membership are 12 important articles to help you with your business:

  • Choosing the Best Ownership Structure for Your Business
  • Mistakes Made by New Businesses: The Top Ten
  • Your Business Image: Ten Ways to Build and Market It
  • The Home Office Tax Deduction
  • Getting Permission to Publish: Ten Tips for Website Management
  • Doing Market Research
  • Define a Target Market for Your Small Business
  • Business Plan Basics
  • A Marketing Strategy for Every Business
  • Sole Proprietorship Basics
  • Start Your Own Business: 50 Things You’ll Need to Do
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics

You also get the

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Get your start-up off the ground equipped with the tools to navigate through the hurdles, fees, and required documents. The Small Business Start-Up Kit outlines how to:

  • write an effective business plan
  • file the right business forms in the right place
  • draft and use contracts, online and off

Access to Nolo’s Attorney referral network.


RESA® is working hard to bring legitimacy to the staging industry through public relations and marketing efforts on a national level.

Peer to Peer Support- Chapters

Local Chapter Membership (must be a member of the national association)

Join a chapter and get involved. RESA membership and leadership positions bring you instant credibility. Advancing legitimacy of staging on the local level is one of the best ways to grow your business. Join a chapter or start one today!


Leadership opportunities: that provides experience, exposure, and the opportunity to affect the future of the staging industry on the national and local level (active members)


Members get exclusive access to RESA’s on-line referral directory. We don’t charge you for leads!! The leads go straight to you! Create your online profile with your photo, website and email links, all your contact information. In addition create your online portfolio with unlimited photo pages.

RESA also allows you to use ALL of your designations and affiliations on your profile pages.

Staging Excellence Alliance® (SEA Program)

The Staging Excellence Alliance® is the Better Business Bureau program for professional stagers. The public is contacting RESA® to check out stagers and to double check standard procedures. Show your clients you are serious about your business by joining the Staging Excellence Alliance®.

Staging Excellence Alliance Program Details

RESA® News

RESA News: RESA’s monthly newsletter contains industry and association news, features, articles that will help you with your business. Keep up to date with vital industry information.

Political Advocacy

RESA is watching out for your rights as a small business owner. We are joining the groups opposing legislation that can negatively affect your business. As a RESA member you can be assured we are fighting for your rights and keeping you informed about potential legislation. Your voice will ALWAYS be heard as a RESA member.


RESA’s member logo is available for use on marketing materials, letterhead, and business cards adding professional credibility

Members Only Resource Area

MORA the Members Only Resource Area section of RESA’s Web site: includes access to product information and discounts, leadership guides, how to work with the media guides, press releases, logos, etc.

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RESA® is pleased to provide you exclusive access to business tools, expert advice, products and solutions through Marsh Smart Business Interactive (SBI). Marsh SBI can help you mitigate risk, meet compliance requirements, answer complex questions, and save time and money.

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I placed the RESA® logo on my portfolio and other marketing materials. A prospective client noticed it and asked about Resa. I explained. She had liked my portfolio and after knowing that I am a member of RESA®, She closed my book. At the end of our meeting I got the job! I think it confirmed what the pictures of my work told her. I am a professional.

Leslie Godbold
Ashville Stagers


Once you join RESA® you are given immediate access to the website. There are no refunds after you join RESA®.

RESA® does not sell or trade your contact information.


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

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