The Academy of Home Staging

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Instructor: Kara Woods

Advanced Certified Home Stager and Redesign Consultant
Certified Home Staging and Redesign Trainer
Member of the Real Estate Staging Association

In 2007, Kara Woods founded Staged to Move, one of the first professional home staging companies in Northern Fairfield County, Connecticut. Combining a background in consulting, information technology, and training--with a decided talent for design--Kara offers staging expertise and business know-how.

Those in Kara’s “classroom” find her teaching style personable, comfortable, and approachable. She enjoys figuring out students’ needs and translating the abstract into practical, on-the-job examples. She appreciates the Academy’s certification course for uniquely offering hands-on experience with all three staging environments (occupied, vacant, and staging consultations). In addition, she is proud to be a member of an organization that believes in providing the best education through the use of project coaching, organizing, and achieving a competitive edge in the staging business.

Kara values results from her work and her teaching. "The seemingly small changes that I make as a stager, and my work as an instructor, affect how people live and interact. That's a great day of work to me! I feel wonderful helping to make that happen."

Kara has been featured on FOX Television and named the 2010/11 Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women for outstanding leadership and commitment in the staging and design profession. Out of 75,000 applicants, Kara was one of 4,500 honored as a member of the 2011 Presidential Who’s Who Among Business and Professional Achievers. In 2009, Kara’s company won the Designers Challenge Award at the 2009 Association of Design and Education (ADE) Conference. She is trained in design and business management and the North Eastern regional vice president of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA).