a) which staging professional, or staging company you use they will come out and give you an
estimate for what they suggest to do
b) is the home vacant, i.e. has no furniture at all, then you basically have to rent furniture for the time
the home is on the market
c) if you do have furniture and you just need accent pieces or have a decorator / stager move things around and just add accent pieces it will be less expensive
d) if you have furniture but think there are some other things you could do, you may be lucky to have
an experienced Realtor (I do) who will be able to give you a list of recommendations to stage your
home with what is available, there are many ways of staging a home, less expensively
for example, unclutter, remove all personal items, move around furniture to open up the space
set the kitchen table and dining room table as if you were expecting guests, bake some apple pie or other to make the home smell great. May be you need to have carpeting replaced or cleaned
and what is always inexpensive and very effective is painting a wall here and there with an attractive
in fashion color, and then have the windows washed so they sparkle, and create some excitement
at the front door or front landscaping with new plantings or arrangements in pots....
You want to make sure that the home sparkles, shows spacious, updated and inviting and the photos
make a buyer curious to see it in person.
If you need a good Realtor in your area and need a recommendation let me know.
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I had a stager do a little vacant house for me for $900.00. It included living room,dining room, bedroom and a vignette in second bedroom. Splashes of color in the kitchen, bath and outside.
Prices can go up for a larger home. The point of staging is to bring attention to the good features of the house, allow a buyer to envision an odd space, and create an emotion to buy. It also allows an agent to take photos of the house so it doesn't show as vacant on line.
I generally do NOT recommend staging the whole house. It has a tendency to be 'over-kill' and prevents the prospective buyer from being able to visualize their furniture in the home. I recommend stage the front room, or living room, to maximum effect. I want them to go 'WOW' when they walk in.
Beyond that, we usually stage the master bedroom and downstairs bathroom and leave the rest to the clients imagination.
You want them to feel welcome, like they've come home. That is the effect that my stager and I go for.
Hope this helps. Good luck to you!
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Because buyers have a very hard time having a vision, I recommend staging on every house! Stagers will also help the sellers with paint colors to maximize buyer interest with what's popular right now.
Remember, once you are ready to sell your house, you need to give the buyers what they will want to see (not what your personal tastes are). The hardest part is letting go, but once you do and you allow your Realtor & Stager make your house look more like a hotel, this will increase the traffic and desirability of your home, ultimately helping you achieve the price you want to sell for. Good luck!
I have a very good stager who charges anywhere from $750.00 to $1500.00 depending on how much is needed to create a great first impression. She really tries to work with a persons furniture and accessories as much as possible.
Good luck to you in your search for a great stager. If you would Like Judy's Number feel free to give me a call at 408-839-2125.
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That varies with the size of the home. Whether or not the stager must provide furniture, and the length of time the stager must provide the furniture.
Many stagers have their own furniture in stock. Other stagers rent furniture for staging.
For a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house of approximately 1,500 square feet, I generally pay about $2,000 to have the home staged, with the stager's furniture or rented furniture. For larger homes, the cost can be $5,000 or more.
I consider staging to be a vital part of the marketing process. A staged home will generally sell for more than a home that has not been staged. The increase in the sale price is often considerably more than the cost of the staging.
I consider staging a home to be such a vital part of the marketing process that I pay for the staging of my clients homes, for my clients who list their homes for sale with me.
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--Amount of furniture and accessories used in the staging.
--Quality of furniture
--Number of rooms staged
--Length of staging
You'll also find that staging costs vary among stagers. Have several give you an evaluation and bid.
Hope that helps.
You will find other staging professionals that have design backgrounds. The prices for designer-stagers will vary depending upon how much of the process they can ingest internally, versus what they must subcontract. Some firms have design staff internally available for the project, furnishings in a warehouse, and an installation team. Others must contract an interior designer (least common), rent furniture (quite common, especially if they are out of their normal area), and use a firm like Intercept to install (very common). You will also find the length of contract, and general terms vary. In general, in a metropolitan area, people use your list price and staging is 1.5%.
You should expect a completely staged home, including furniture, bedding, and accessories. It should appear virtually move-in ready, but accentuate the positives of your home and mitigate its flaws. For liability purposes, it is detrimental to try to work with any of your furniture. Professional staging companies will ask you to donate it, or store it generally.
Remember, you get what you pay for.
Talk with your agent. Different homes and different areas have buyers with different expectations. An expensive home with beautiful furnishings may attract a buyer who wants to buy it with the furnishings so that the buyer doesn't have to spend time... Sometimes a home with gleaming floors, new paint and new appliances looks like it was just built and will attract buyers with little furnishings present.
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Great question. There are many factors to consider to answer it. The cost of staging varies based on the number of rooms you are staging, whether or not you are bringing in all the furniture and accessories or using a mix of both your own items along with items brought in by the stager. The size of your home is also another factor influencing the overall cost.
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Depending on what you want, and the type , size and location of your home you have many options.
Yes, you can hire a stager and pay quite a bit--$2000+++
In the market we have now in the Silicon Valley area minimal staging is really needed in most homes. In most cases I work with you with pieces from your home, bring in fotos, towels, odds and ends, and have the ability to rent pieces to stage the living room, dining room ,family room etc. for you. That would run around the $800 mark which is a big savings. I list many homes every year and have very successfully sold all of my properties in this way.
We typically rely on Pam at Panaceia Staging and she's based in San Jose. She's tastefully staged our Los Gatos properties in the past.