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Local Real Estate Stager Is a Winner in the Home Staging Industry Awards

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

For Immediate Release

Ashley Tapley, owner House Candy Home

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Local Real Estate Stager Is a Winner in the Home Staging Industry Awards August 8,.2023, Aptos CA The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is pleased to announce that House Candy Home, in your Aptos has been voted as a winner in the Best Occupied Staging United States, by the members of the Real Estate Staging Association.

Ashley Tapley operates House Candy Home and has been a professional real estate stager since 2018. Tapley, services the Santa Cruz County area/region with home staging, color consultations and interior design, and does virtual work throughout the country. She has even designed vacation rentals in Hawaii, and did a virtual color consultation in Australia!

Tapley said “I am truly honored to own a local business and have the opportunity to serve our community. I am especially thrilled to be recognized nationally by professionals in my industry.”

“We would like to thank everyone for their participation in the awards process, without the support of our membership we would not be able to recognize so many well deserving people in our industry. All of the finalists and winners in all categories can be seen at All of the winners were announced at RESACON during the awards banquet on July 30, 2023.” said, Shell Brodnax, CEO Real Estate Staging Association.

House Candy Home was recently named by Apartment Therapy as one of the top staging companies in the U.S (Best on the West Coast). and has won international and national staging awards, was a finalist in the International Staging Awards, a featured writer on Redfin and Zillow, and had a project featured in Apartment Therapy. House Candy Home also provides interior design and color consultations in Santa Cruz County and beyond.

For more information about House Candy Home visit Follow them on Instagram for design tips every Tuesday!

Below are a few before and after photos from the winning project. Photos by Beyond Marketing and also Ashley Tapley.

About The Real Estate Staging Association® The Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is the trade association for professional real estate stagers and redesigners For more information on the real estate staging and the convention visit For more information about the awards please visit For more information about real estate staging, or to find a professional stager or redesigner call 800-201-8687 and speak with Shell Brodnax, or visit the RESA® Web site at

Woman holding I'm Hustling Sign
Ashley Tapley, owner of House Candy Home always Hustling for her clients.

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