What to expect on a

staging consultation?

Before I can stage a home, I have to come and do a walk through to look at the property, assess the layout and plan what furniture /accessories I will need to use. Typically, this consultation is done with the Real Estate agent who is and the home owner. Together we discuss options and expectations.

The cost of my consultation is $100, if we choose to moved forward with the staging, that

fee will be waived.

During this meeting I usually take notes, and quickly draw out some layout plans.

At that point I am able to give an rough estimate on how much it would cost to stage the home.

The four options for staging are:

1) Full Stage

2) Partial Stage

3) Accessories only

4) Rearrangement of current furniture.

The staging process will begin once we have set a starting state. It usually takes about 2 full days to complete from delivery of furniture to set up.

All of my furniture and accessories remain in the home up until 60 days.

WHY STAGE YOUR HOME?

A staged home spends 90 percent less time on the market than unstaged homes and sells for about 6-25% percent more than unstaged homes. If you are looking to sell a home, staging is something you should consider based on these statistics alone. But if you have never staged a home before, you may wonder why home staging can help a home to sell faster. Here are a few of the reasons why. 

 

Defines Each Room and Space

When you are looking to sell a home, one of the ways staging can help it sell faster is by defining what each room and space truly is. If a home is empty, vacant home staging services can place furniture in each room and/or space to show off what the space is designed to be. And even if the home is not empty, this may still be necessary. Some people may be using a formal dining room as a playroom or an office space. But unless the furniture is in there to define it as a formal dining room, buyers may have trouble seeing it as such. The furniture helps them to see this and shows exactly how the space is designed to be used. 

 

Helps Buyers Envision Living in a Home

Another reason staging a home can help it sell faster is because it helps buyers envision living in a home. When a home is empty, it can come across as cold and sterile. If it is filled with your personal belongings, the home may be impersonal to a buyer. A home staging company can make a home feel warm and inviting to those who are viewing it. This helps them to envision themselves or their family living there, which ultimately can help it to sell faster. 

 

Maximizes the Space Available

The last way staging a home can help it to sell faster is by maximizing the space available. Professional home stagers use furniture that is in scale with the size, dimensions and shape of the room. Using furniture that is too small can make a room seem larger and overwhelming. Using furniture that is too large can make a room seem small and cramped. The right sized furniture shows a buyer what can fit in the space and how comfortable the space is. 

THE STAGING PROCESS

  • Consultation

  • Layout and Planning

  • Decluttering & Organizing

  • Rearranging Current Furniture

  • Removing Old Furniture

  • Bringing in New Furniture

  • Accessorizing

  • Finalizing

  • Putting the Home Up for Sale

Statistics show that 

over 85% of  staged homes sold for 

6-25% more than

the listed price.