PRES was founded in 2008 by Dana Smithers, an icon and guru in the Home Staging Industry. In addition to being an Interior Decorator and an Interior Redesigner, she is a PRES® Certified Professional Real Estate Stager. She has taught professional courses in an Interior Decorating Diploma program since 2001 and Redesign & Home Staging courses since 2004. Her first company, Sun On My Back Redesigns originally focused on Interior Decorating and Interior Redesign (home makeovers for living). However, existing clients asked her to help prepare their homes for selling and voila! her focus switched to Home Staging.

In 2008 she launched the PRES® Staging Resource Centre because she wanted to provide a staging & redesign school that offered hands-on training and classroom curriculum with professional development courses to provide on-going learning to her graduates.

Dana J. Smithers is a well-known home staging expert and has articles published in many on-line and off-line home decorating magazines, and has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. She recently published Start & Run a Home Staging Business for anyone interested in starting their own home staging business. She has written 3 Do-It-Yourself books - Getting Ready For An Open House in 10 Easy Steps, Creating Curb Appeal That Sells and Trade Secrets to Hanging Art Like a PRO!

Dana on CTV Morning Show

CTV Morning Live
February 1, 2012

Dana J. Smithers speaks at CTV Morning Show with Host Norma Reid giving her TOP TIPS on how to STAGE FOR SELLING quickly and for top dollar.

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Dana on Studio 4

July 6, 2011

Dana Smithers speaks at Studio 4 with Host Fanny Kiefer about how to properly stage you home in an effort to sell it.

Dana on GlobalTV

June 19, 2011

GlobalTV host Sophie Lui talks with Dana Smithers about her new book, "Start & Run a Home Staging Business."

Dana interviewed for CBC's "Living Vancouver"


Dana Smithers shares the benefits of staging a home in preparation for selling to get top dollar. Watch to hear valuable staging tips!

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Dana speaking with Christy Clark

February 16, 2009

CKNW News Talk Radio host Christy Clark opened the phone lines to the public for a discussion on Redesig & Staging with Dana.

Listen to the Podcast of the show here
Dan on the Christy Clark Show

Dana on Urban Rush

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January 2009

Urban Rush hosts Fiona Forbes & Michael Eckford discussed the differences between Redesigning & Staging with Dana.
Dana Smithers on Urban Rush TV Show in Vancouver

PRES® on Breakfast TV

Breakfast TV
January 2009

Dana J. Smithers joined host Dawn Chubai to discuss her TOP 5 Home Staging Tips for Selling and TOP 5 Home Makeover Tips for Living.
Dana Smithers on Breakfast TV Vancouver

PRES® at the West Coast Women's Show 2008

Abbotsford Tradex BC
October 24 - 26th, 2008

Dana J. Smithers shares her expertise on Home Staging with attendees of one of the largest Women's Trade Shows in Canada.
Dana speaking at the West Coast Women's Show 2008

RE/MAX of Western Canada Annual Conference

Remax of Western Canada Annual Conference 2008
Preparing Your House for Selling & Home Staging
February 7-9, 2008

RE/MAX realtors were treated to a breakout session presented by Dana J. Smithers talking about working Home Stagers and how to form Home Stager Strategic Alliances to help clients sell for top dollar.

BC Home & Garden Show

February 23rd & 24th, 2008

All seats were filled at the BC Home & Garden stage to listen to Dana J. Smithers a home staging expert, share her TOP 5 Home Staging Tips in Preparing The Property for Selling.