In this section we have gathered some of the most popular information sources, such as trade journals, magazines, blogs, and association websites. Industry information is always changing. For the latest news, current issues and popular opinions, try following one or more of these sources. In addition, interacting with the websites that provide this information through commenting and asking questions may also provide you with more information.
Trade associations often publish free industry newsletters that are excellent sources of information for your business plan. Such newsletters often have articles that cover in-depth topics on business management, manufacturing practices, how-tos, and current industry news.
International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) | The IAHSP is dedicated to furthering the exposure of home stagers and to foster a sense of community in the staging profession. Check out the Staging Statistics and Media, Staging Articles, Press Releases pages.
Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) | RESA is dedicated to advancing professionalism and excellence in real estate staging.
- The Consumers Guide to Real Estate Staging - 2016 (pdf)
- Real Estate Staging Association - Publications
Professional Stagers Network Association (PSNA) | The PSNA provides support to independent Professional Stagers and promotes the designation of Staging with the highest level of integrity and professionalism.
American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners (ASHSR) | ASHSR is a US-based organization whose mission is to develop, educate, unite, lead and promote professional home stagers and redesigners as well as the industry as a whole. Make sure to visit the Home Staging Statistics section.
TIP: Use ASAE Gateway to Associations Directory to search for an association by name, interest area, or international geographic location (including Canada and BC). You can also search using a combination of various fields.
Magazines & Trade Journals
Trade journals (often called magazines or trade publications) can be very useful in helping you find current articles relating to business research. Contact your local research library to determine which trade journal subscriptions they have. There are also free trade publications that you can access online.
Canadian Interiors Magazine | Launched in 1964, Canadian Interiors is Canada's leading magazine targeted at interior design professionals. Published 6 times per year. Check out the Design Source Guide page.
Canadian Real Estate Magazine | This magazine contains articles on a range of topics including property values and trends, investment strategies, surveys of particular real estate markets, renovating advice for capital gain, and general tips and traps for buyers, sellers and property investors. Published 12 times per year.
Interior Design | Published by Interior Design Media Group LLC. Great for all areas of the interior design professional marketplace including industry news and more. Available electronically at UBC through Art Full Text.
Journal of Interior Design | Focuses on research in the interior design profession and education, including related fields. Available electronically at UBC through Wiley Online Library. How to access: If you are a UBC student, staff, faculty or in-person library visitor you can access this resource.
TIP: Try searching Ulrichs Periodical Directory to develop a list of important trade publications in your industry.
Home Staging Blogs
ActiveRain Real Estate Network | A real estate social networking site with over 200,000 members. ActiveRain features a proprietary blogging platform with many active bloggers posting on a wide range of real estate related topics.
Staged 4 More | This website is focussed on home staging education for home stagers, home sellers, and real estate agents.
Stagetecture | This blog is run by Ronique Gibson, and features information on architecture, home staging, organization, and home decor.
TIP: As with all sources, news articles and blogs should be carefully evaluated. For information on how to evaluate your information, watch video tutorial Module Five: Using Information Responsibly.