Design2Sell’s Barbara Heil-Sonneck Named 2018 RESA President

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Design2Sell’s Barbara Heil-Sonneck Named 2018 RESA President

March 16, 2018 | Blogs, News and Press

We are proud to announce that Design2Sell Founder and President Barbara Heil-Sonneck was named the 2018 President of the Atlanta chapter of the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA). Committed to being Atlanta’s premier home staging resource for homeowners, Realtors, stagers and industry professionals, RESA provides valuable support to home stagers through training, developing, networking and marketing opportunities.

As a member of RESA since 2012, Barbara is more than qualified for the role of President. With the motto of always being open to trying something new, she is destined to provide support to home stagers through extensive training and networking opportunities.

Barbara Heil-SonneckDriven by passion, Barbara knew her true calling was in the design world. After an international management career in the corporate world, Barbara started to fulfill her passion for real estate and design in 2001 by buying run-down spaces and turning them into beautiful places to live on a budget and profit line. From there, the idea that she could use real estate and interior design to help close a sale through product desirability became a reality through the creation of Design2Sell.

In addition to starting and running her own real estate staging company, Barbara has been extremely involved in the industry through a variety of leadership opportunities. She has held positions as Secretary on the btoard of the Atlanta Fuller Center for Housing, and she has been a board member for both the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) the Atlanta International Association of Home Staging Professionals. She is also a member of the Professional Women in Building Council of the GAHBA and the Home Staging and ReDesign Association (HSRA).

Barbara has also received countless awards for her work in the industry. She was named as one of United States Top 10 Professional Real Estate Stagers by RESA, she has earned a Mastery Level Achievement Award from HSRA and Design2Sell has been named a Top 10 Professional Home Staging Company of the Year on multiple occasions!

In addition to her numerous accomplishments, she is also the author of The Venus Approach to Real-Estate Investing, co-author of Home Staging by the Book and a third book, titled The Luxury Experience, that she is in the process of writing with co-author Jana Uselton.

Barbara has a true feel for design and strives to stay up-to-date in the market and understanding the rules of staging. She has a talent for appealing to most potential buyers, not just one target audience. To learn more about Barbara and Design2Sell, visit