Mint Hill, NC Real Estate Agent and Home Stager: Charlotte Homestagers Give back to Cabarrus County Habitat For Humanity

Charlotte Homestagers Give back to Cabarrus County Habitat For Humanity

Charlotte Homestagers Give back to Cabarrus County Habitat for Humanity.  As part of initiative to give back to the communities our home stagers work in, The Charlotte Chapter of International Accredited Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP)took on the corporate office of Cabarrus County Habitat for Humanity this year as their pet project during Worldwide Staging Service Week.

Every year the chapter participates in the annual Worldwide Staging Service Week (WWSSW) which allows the Charlotte IAHSP® chapter to give back to worthy charities, groups, or individuals through the IAHSP® Foundation. The IAHSP® Foundation schedules this annual event to give back joy, time, dollars and resources to help others in need. It is an honor to serve others through WWSSW® service week and the IAHSP® Foundation throughout the year as well.

It was a rainy Wednesday, but the members of Charlotte IAHSP showed up and took over the Habitat office with the goal of making the space more inviting while showcasing what Habitat is all about.  The only rule we had to follow was to use items out of the local Habitat ReStore for our staging project. It was a collective effort from over 20 members in our chapter and we were definitely up to the challenge.  After several hours of "shopping" at the ReStore, the members assembled at the Habitat Office and allowed our inner design divas come out.  

Since this was a design project we were able to personalize the space and showcase some of the many projects Habitat has been involved in over the years.  This goal was to make the office space warm, inviting and show the potential opportunities available to clients that come to Habitat for their services. 

The experience was phenomenal and the folks at Habitat were in shock with the results that we were able to produce from their very own Restore.  Below are some before and after photos of the Cabarrus County Habitat for Humanity Office along with a heartfelt thank you!

Exterior Office

Habitat Office

Before and after of the seating area.

Habitat Office

Habitat Office

The opposite side of the sitting area before and after.

Habitat Office

Habitat Office

The conference area was a challenge but we were able to fit a table.

Habitat Office

This is the entry area by the front door.  There was nothing there prior to the project, it turned out to be the perfect spot for this Vignette.

Habitat Office

Jennifer Manchester is Public Relations Chair for the Charlotte Chapter of International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).   The Charlotte IAHSP sets the standard for excellence in the Home Staging Industry for the Charlotte Metro area. 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJennifer Manchester • November 04 2011 02:53PM


Hi Jennifer. Great job on the redesiging task! The place looks stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Nestor & Katerina Gasset, Realtors, Wellington Florida Homes For Sale (International Properties and Investments LLC) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Katerina:


It was a fun day and very appreciated by the staff at Habitat.

Posted by Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager (Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC ) almost 6 years ago

Congratulations to you and Charlotte IAHSP® for the great job on your 2011 IAHSP® WWSSW® project! 

Posted by Joan Inglis, Master Accredited Staging Professional, Home Staging, Model Merchandising, Interior Design (Carolina Spaces, LLC almost 6 years ago

Great job!  There is no greater feeling of satisfaction than knowing your efforts have contributed to a worthy cause!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 6 years ago

For all of us from the chapter who worked on the project, it was a labor of love.  When you get a group of ASP's together, magic happens!!

Posted by Maria Tobin, ASP, IAHSP (Staged For Success) almost 6 years ago

That space looks great! You all did such a great job.  I'm glad to be a part of such a great group of people that can give back to the community year after year.



Posted by Carol Smith almost 6 years ago

This is really fantastic and you did such a wonderful job

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Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 6 years ago

What a fabulous cause and thank you for sharing your photos and your post. 

Posted by Wendy Tomm, CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors (Beyond the Walls) almost 6 years ago

Hi Jennifer,


Congratulations on such a beautiful work on re-designing this space! Charlotte Short Sale Agents like you have serious skills and eye for space and design interventions! More Power to you Jennifer!

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 5 years ago

Great work Jennifer! This is a beutiful design. Keep it up!

Posted by Bas Panch (SCV Home Buyer) almost 5 years ago