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Find a home staging professional near East Lansing, MI

Find a home staging professional near East Lansing, MI

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Find a home staging professional near East Lansing, MI

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1. Design Studio 426
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  • Serves East Lansing, MI
~Decorating spaces to reflect the best version of you!~ I am passionate about helping people love their homes whether it is their first home or final destination. I work with you and your budget to create spaces that you will love for years to come. We offer Interior Decorating, Re-Design, Home Staging, Holiday Decorating Services & Visual Merchandising for Small Businesses. Previous Reviews: Janet O. Interior Design My husband and I contracted with Jennifer to redecorate our main floor rooms. We needed new paint, light fixtures, flooring, furniture and accessories. This was a very overwhelming project for us and we didn't know where to start. Jennifer came over, assessed the project, talked to us about what we wanted and what our tastes were. She came back with design ideas that fit our style while also helping us visualize new and creative ways to make our home both comfortable and beautiful. We found Jennifer to be friendly, professional, easily accessible, and very knowledgeable. We love our new updated look and get many compliments from friends and family about our home. Gerry T. Interior Design I had my kitchen completely remodeled back in March and Jennifer did a beautiful job with it. I've received a lot of compliments on it. When I go to have another room done, I certainly will have Jennifer do it. Susan S. Interior Design I was so pleased with the owner and her company. She was honest and very professional. Time frame that she gave me to complete job was right on. Her quality of work was amazing. I could tell she was not just doing a job that she Truly loves her job and put her heart into my home. She redid my whole living room and made a empty back room into a beautiful sitting room for meditation. I'm getting ready to surprises my daughter and redo her bedroom and I'll be calling this company for sure. Susan Schneider A very very happy customer Heidi U. Interior Design I hired Jennifer to redesign my office space. She found the furniture pieces that fit perfectly and provided me with lots of space to keep organized. She had some creative ideas that worked very well. She was a pleasure to work with. Ellen H. Interior Design I had hired Jennifer to come to my home for the first time. She stayed for an hour to help with paint colors and picture placement. She came on time and very friendly. Jennifer was very easy to talk to and planning on having her over again. Pamela K. Interior Design Jennifer helped me update and rearrange several bedrooms. She was easy to work with and helped pull together beautiful rooms. My bedrooms seem like a beautiful retreat. Kevin B. Interior Design Working with Jennifer was a great experience, I was a little leary of hiring a designer because it was new ground to me. From the beginning, Jennifer assured me that she could help me achieve my goal of designing a space that was conducive to what I had in mind. She was very attentive to my needs, and worked very hard to make sure those needs were met. If in the future I need another space designed, it will be Jennifer that I call. Work ethic and a true love for her job ensures that you wont be disappointed.See more

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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.
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