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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 Parma home staging professionals
Thumbtack Customer
If you want to sell your home quickly then let me recommend two strategies you must use: (1) Price your house at “Market Value” not “Dickering Value”. That mean take a good look at the “Comps” (what the houses have actually sold for, not what they are listed for) price your home accordingly and then hire a qualified home stager, then get out of the way. When we were looking at home stages, many of them wanted to get paid just to talk or they just wanted to give us a quote with no mention of what they would do for us. When I spoke with Joyce Raque of “Home staged right” she brought in a team of experts to look at what needed to be done to whip our house into shape including: (1) a contractor to paint every room in the home to allow for a great visual flow throughout the home. The contractor also replaced two outdated color toilets and a sink. (2) A specialty ceramic and Formica painter to take our blah Formica counter tops and turn them into a faux granite look. The same expert turned our “Pink” outdated bathroom with a pink tub, sink and tile and painted the fixtures and tile white. Throw in a nice tile look linoleum over the outdated small pink tile on the floor and we had a new look bathroom for a fraction of the cost. We also replaced the outdated grey sink, toilet and pink toilet in the upstairs bathrooms and we had a great new look which truly impressed prospective buyers. (3) Joyce brought with her a Realtor that believed in the staging process and worked with us to price the house right. Joyce also gave us the standard advice of clearing out 50% of the entire clothes in our closets. We also stored close to half of our entire house of furniture into ½ of the utility basement. Once all the painting was finished, Joyce brought in her “Magic Supply” of non-descript yet colorful paintings, which replaced the personal pictures on our wall. She also brought in some additional side tables and lamps and placed the small pieces of furniture, which was left in our tightly constructed rooms which made our already large house look larger. Now I have to admit that while the house was on the market it was not conferrable to live it but it sure looked great. However the results prove the point that professionally staging your house and pricing it right works. The house wasn't even on the market for one day and the house sold in a tough “South Euclid” market. In fact we had two offers in two days. So if you want to sell your house and you want to sell it quickly, price it right and then don’t give any potential buyers a reason not to buy your home. You can do that by professionally staging your house, you may have to spend some money, but from my point of view the quick sale was well worth the price. To get started call Joyce Raque of “Home Staged Right” and you’ll be on the “Right” track. Marc Bakst South Euclid Seller
Homes Staged RightHomes Staged Right
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