About Us

Founder, Author, Accredited Home Stager and E-Designer

 Vannessa Rhoades is the founder of Three Bears Home Staging, HSR Certified Professional Home Stager, Certified Expert E-Designer, and author of Just Right! Easy DIY Home Staging.

For 15 years, Vannessa worked as a public relations and marketing consultant, specializing in press release writing, media relations, and event marketing for numerous groups and individuals, from non-profit organizations and local businesses to musicians and politicians–always focused on the questions “What does the audience want to see? What does the buyer want to hear? How do we create the most appeal for our product?”

Her career past, combined with her passion for home decor, was a natural lead-in to home staging and redesign!

After moving to Houston in 2010, Vannessa began to focus on design and real estate marketing, and in 2013 she completed the HSR Professional Home Staging Certification Program, accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA), the only third-party governing association for the home staging industry. She is also a Certified Expert E-Designer and a member of the American Society of Home Stagers and Redesigners. In 2018, RESA named her one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging and one of the Top 75 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging in 2019. Vannessa graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Vannessa’s background working with a broad range of clients and learning to hone in on exactly what appeals to their target markets has played a huge role in her ability to be a successful home stager and e-designer.

“Our goal is to create a space that is comfortable and inviting. Whether you’re trying to create a new look for a home you plan to stay in or trying to entice potential home buyers, I look forward to the opportunity to share my skills with you and helping you create a space you’ll love!”

Vacant Home Staging Design Specialist

Patti Howden, our Vacant Home Staging Design Specialist, taps in to her extensive experience and knowledge of furniture design to maximize every staging project. A specialist in room layout and design, Patti selects the perfect pieces to boost the sale potential of your home. She brings her creativity to every project and has an exceptional eye for the little details.

Knowledgeable on current design trends, Patti will bring an updated, fresh look to your home to create greater demand from potential buyers. She has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and Economics and is dedicated to our clients’ success by overcoming obstacles with creative and cost effective solutions.