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Atlanta Home Stager Named Professional Home Stager of the Year, Southern Region - What An Honor!

Atlanta Home Stager Named Professional Home Stager of the Year 2011, Southern Region. 


The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), the trade association for home stagers, names Kathy Nielsen as Professional Stager of the Year Southern Region, 2011. “What an absolute honor to have been recognized by my peers. I pour my heart and soul into each new staging project so... to receive this award is an absolute thrill and means the world to me.”  Nielsen’s award was presented by the membership of the Real Estate Staging Association at the 2011 International Home Staging Conference on January 24th in Las Vegas, Nevada.  


I made this recent announcement on my Atlanta home staging website and literally had a tear in my eye as I typed it. As most know, I have my hands in a lot of different venues all geared to providing support to home stagers across North America. This recognition gave me reason to reflect back on a years worth of effort. Whether I was staging for an Atlanta investor, or an agent, or directly for the home owner, I knew one thing was for certain - I love what I do.

Now this wouldn't be a typical Kathy post without some before and after pictures so here are a few from one of our latest projects:


Vacant Living room before home staging

Living room after home staging

Master Bathroom Before Picture

Master Bathroom After Home Staging

Master Bedroom Before home staging

Master Bedroom After Home Staging

Master Bedroom after home staging





Home Staging Atlanta - Kathy Nielsen - 678 522 8392

 TOP 10 Professional Stager of the Year in the

United States 2013  - RESA

This Atlanta home stager understands what it takes to separate your home or listing from the others on the market. Armed with a massive inventory, we can add the furniture and accessories befitting the style of the home as well as the demographics of the buyer. We also provide our after pictures at no additional charge. 


Atlanta Georgia Home Stager Kathy Nielsen


Our Atlanta home staging services have helped hundreds of sellers secure a contract quickly. Visit our website at to see first-hand the solutions for selling your home, listing or flipped property. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by emailing Kathy at or by calling 678 522 8392. We've got the furniture and accessories your home needs!



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Comment balloon 22 commentsKathy Nielsen • February 13 2011 09:51AM



Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) over 9 years ago

Congratulations and Ilove your before and after photos!  I wish I had your talent!!

Posted by Dawn & Charlie Tetro, Real Service Real Results (PalmerHouse Properties & Associates) over 9 years ago

Congratulations on the honor.  Those are great before and after photos.

Posted by Rodney Mason, VP of Mortgage Lending - AL, FL, GA, SC, & TN (Guaranteed Rate NMLS# 2611) over 9 years ago

Those were well-deserved tears, Kathy!  Love the round elements in the first room; they break up all the rectilinear shapes!  Julie

Posted by Julia Maher, Connecticut Home Stager (Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes) over 9 years ago

And so well deserved.  Your staging is the utmost in grace and elegance....hope it's a GREAT 2011 for you!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) over 9 years ago

Kathy - Huge congratulations on your award - it was so well-deserving.  So glad you attached some before & afters - it just brings home what beautiful work you do.  I'm always learning from you and really appreciate all your help to others.  p.s.  Love how you folded those towels in the Master Bath!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 9 years ago

Hi Kathy ~ congratulations on your well-deserved award!  And thank you for the support that you give to other stagers across the country as well.  These Before & After photos are really stunning, as usual  :-)

Posted by Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging, "Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes" (Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR) over 9 years ago

Kathy, You were a natural for that award! Congrats! As your photos always show, you are one of the best!

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

You deserve it, Kathy.  You are an inspiration to us all!

Posted by Beth Lester, Home Staging & Interior Decorating (Beth Lester Designs) over 9 years ago

Congratulations Kathy!  It was well deserved!

Posted by Melissa Marro, Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging (Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team) over 9 years ago

First Kathy Congratulations on "Professional Stager of the Year Southern Region, 2011"and honor that you truly deserve for your outstanding and beautiful work! Words fail me as this is so speculator - the art, bedding, accessories and furniture - all impeccable and any buyer would love this home now that you've staged it!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 9 years ago

good job, my friend -- love the bedspread!

Posted by Karen Dembsky, Atlanta Home Staging (Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA) over 9 years ago

That is wonderful Kathy. Congratulations! I can understand why you had a tear in your eye. Great pics too.

Posted by Shar Sitter, Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M (Rooms With Style) over 9 years ago

Congratulations Kathy,  The before and after show how dramatic a staged room differs from a vacant room.  Great staging!

Posted by Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor (Carlson Properties 325-721-2429) over 9 years ago

Congratulations on your 2011 Professional Home Stager of the Year Southern Region award!!!  Loving what you do is so important in being successful!!  Your pictures show your love of staging and design!!

It was a pleasure to finally meet you and I look forward to seeing you next year! :)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 9 years ago

Kathy you do stellar work along with proving your clients great photos so a big CONGRATULATIONS to you! Well deserved indeed.

Posted by Cynthia Bartch over 9 years ago


Congratulations... no one deserves this award more than you!  Not just for your gorgeous staging... but for all that you do to help promote home staging and all the help you give to others.  You are my choice... and this award could not be given to a better person than you!  You are a Shining Star!

Posted by Linda D. Pufford, ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager (Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Thank you all, for your very kind words. I so appreciate you guys taking the time to comment.


Posted by Kathy Nielsen, Atlanta Georgia Home Stager ( over 9 years ago

Congratulations Kathy - it is obvious that your outstanding work deserves such recognition!

Posted by Karen Searle, Home On Display over 9 years ago

Kathy, I was SO thrilled for you when I heard your name called!  You are such a talented professional home stager and truly deserving of this award. 

Posted by Charlene Storozuk, Home Stager - Burlington Ontario (Dezigner Digz) over 9 years ago

Hi Kathy, congratulations! Your work speaks for you, absolutely stunning.

Posted by Barbara Heil-Sonneck, Home Staging Atlanta (Design2Sell) over 9 years ago

Just saw this.  Congrats Kathy, hard work really does pay off.

Posted by Iran Watson, Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer (Georgia Elite Realty) over 9 years ago

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