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Find a home staging professional near San Diego, CA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find someone to stage my home?

You can find a home staging professional near you by searching for pros online. Start by reading their customer reviews to find out if they have a good track record. Also, read their online profiles to find out what they include as part of their services. For example, do they offer advice or services for: 

  • Decluttering?
  • Rearranging furniture?
  • Painting?
  • Updating finishes?
  • Flooring improvements?

On their profiles, you should also find photos of previous home staging projects they worked on. Look at those images so you can judge whether the pros provide high-quality work. 

If you’re convinced there are a few home stagers who are reputable, qualified and good at what they do, contact them and ask for free estimates. 

What does it mean to stage a home?

Home staging is the real estate strategy of decorating your home to be as marketable as possible to your target demographic. Home staging is done by interior decorators and other design pros hired by the homeowner or realtor, prior to putting a house on the market. Think of it as setting the stage for potential buyers to fall more easily in love with their future homes — and to spend top dollar to get them. It’s likely to be worth the investment: The Real Estate Staging Association reports that staged homes spend 90 percent less time on the market than those that are not staged. Home stagers can also be hired even if you’re not going anywhere. Stagers can consult on new layouts for your current home, much like an interior decorator.

Home staging can take place while you still occupy the house you plan to sell, or when the home is vacant. For an occupied home, the home stager will clear out clutter, rearrange furniture, and bring in decor and furniture as needed to create the perfect environment. Usually an occupied home has far too much of the current owner’s personality stamped on it, which makes it hard for prospective buyers to envision themselves living there. A home stager should neutralize and beautify the space. In vacant homes, a home stager will bring in furniture and decor so that potential buyers don’t walk into an empty house, which can be equally hard to imagine living in as a cluttered, occupied home.

 

How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?

Nationally, the price for home staging ranges between $750 and $1,500. The price varies based on how many rooms in the house need staging, whether furniture and decor are needed or the stager can work with the client’s belongings, whether the home is occupied or vacant, and the sale price of the home. Occupied homes typically cost less to stage as they are already furnished, and can require less time and resources than staging an empty house. The main tasks when staging an occupied home are rearranging and decluttering. Staging an empty house can be more expensive as furniture and decor need to be trucked in, requiring transportation, physical labor and potential rental fees. Here are some examples of average home staging costs:

  • 2-hour consultation: $200, includes DIY tips and guidance.
  • 1- to 2-hour consultation and design session: $250, including written report.
    • Additional design consulting: $65 per hour.
  • 8 hours of staging an occupied home: $800.
    • Hands-on staging involving moving furniture, hanging and moving art, and decluttering.
  • Starting price for staging a vacant home could be $2,200.
  • A home stager may charge 1 percent of the home’s selling price.
Reviews for San Diego home staging professionals
Alex L.
They did a great job at staging my home. Great looking furniture, super fast service, friendly employees.
SD StagingSD Staging
Shilpi T.
Brooke is an amazing designer . I really had a very good experience working with her. She followed up timely , staged my home beautifully and kept everything within budget which was huge for me. I really liked some of the items she used to stage my home and I ended up buying them from her. Already planning to work with her on my next . project.
Spaces that SellSpaces that Sell
Kristi D.
Brooke quickly responded to my request and quickly got into my vacant home to help me stage and sell my condo. House looks great and offers are coming in! Highly recommended her services
Spaces that SellSpaces that Sell
Thumbtack Customer
Danielle has been a pleasure to work with and very reliable. Her staging furnishings are upscale and tasteful and it was obvious she went to the effort of blending the furnishings with the home's new paint colors. I will definitely use her services again.
DL Custom DesignsDL Custom Designs
Anna G.
I highly recommend Lisa and her company. She was very professional and quick to respond. After the consultation I felt confident that she would do a good job. The staging of our home was amazing, even better than I expected. We had many realtors and potential buyers compliment the decor. Our house sold quickly. I am now planning to hire her for help decorating our new home.
Staged Today, SOLD Tomorrow!Staged Today, SOLD Tomorrow!
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