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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.

What should you not do when staging a house?

When staging your house, there are several mistakes to avoid. For example: 

  • Don’t choose furniture that’s too big.
  • Don’t base your staging only on what’s trendy and popular. Instead, choose a style that’s somewhere between modern and traditional. 
  • Don’t overdo neutral tones — throw some color in. 
  • But don’t overdo bright colors and bold patterns.
  • Remove heavy window treatments or other darkening materials.
  • Add lights where there aren’t enough (it’s hard to have too much light). 
  • Don’t feel the need to only place furniture against walls. You can place it several feet away to create walkways and gathering spaces.

Find a home staging professional in your area who can help you avoid common home staging mistakes.

Why is staging a home important?

Staging a home attracts buyers and can increase your chance of selling. The reason for this is that it helps potential buyers visualize how the rooms will look and feel instead of having to imagine furniture in an empty room. This makes the home feel warmer and more inviting. The National Association of Realtors reports that home staging had a decisive effect on 40% of home buyers.

What are the best home staging tips?

Some of the best home staging tips include: 

  • Choose a simple aesthetic. 
  • Make sure your home smells nice by utilizing candles, diffusers or flowers.
  • Place bright pops of color here and there to complement neutral tones (but don’t overdo it). 
  • Thoroughly clean your home (consider hiring house cleaning services)
  • Give every room as much natural light as possible, supplementing with soft white LED light wherever needed. 
  • Make sure your furniture isn’t so large that it “shrinks” your rooms.
  • Remove your personal belongings (e.g., family photos, diplomas, etc.) so buyers can picture themselves in your home.
  • Don’t forget your home’s exterior — give it some curb appeal.

A home staging professional in your area can help you transform your home and appeal to buyers.

What does home staging include?

Home staging can generally come in two forms: virtual staging and physical staging. Real estate photographers and other graphic design teams can take photos of your empty house and photoshop in furniture and artwork, giving the impression of a lived-in home without the need for physical furniture. Physical staging is simply placing rented furniture from a staging company inside your home. This can include artwork, rugs, furniture and other items like decorations and kitchen gear.

Reviews for Houston home staging professionals
Jon C.
We needed our home staged in a fairly short amount of time. Red Dot was able to quickly offer us a fair quote, meet for a consultation, and get the home beautifully staged - All within 48 hours! We loved the way it turned out and would recommend their services to anyone.
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Femi O.
Red Dot's staging service transformed my home in preparation to sell. Red dot team was always punctual, informative, and very professional. They took pride in staging my home to perfection and were flexible to work with my schedule. I will recommend them in a heartbeat. Great team of ladies that take pride in making homes look and feel better. Thank you !
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Jamie J.
The home was staged to the price point and potential buyers were considered. Made the home shine and definitely improved its desirability. Easy to work with-very professional-and she KNOWS her business. Highly recommend!
Showcase Staging HoustonShowcase Staging Houston
Jennifer A.
Excellent experience from start to finish! They responded quickly to my inquiry and were able to stage my home the same week I requested a quote. The staging was done in a day and looks phenomenal. The house we are looking to sell now looks like a home and gives potential buyers a glimpse of how fabulous their house could look. I would recommend them over and over again!
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Jerri C.
Sheela and Ira jumped into action to get my clients home staged for marketing to sell. The house was transformed when they were done. I am very pleased!
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Thumbtack Customer
Taya was very helpful and thorough. She went through each room in the house and gave me input on what to rearrange and items to add or remove. Her technique of taking pictures and modifying as we went around the home was fantastic. I feel I got the help I needed to appropriately "stage the home" I was selling instead of designing it fir myself. I highly recommend using Taya for staging.
Just Organized by TayaJust Organized by Taya
Ramsey R.
Red Dot Homes Services did a GREAT job staging the home. The real estate photos came out gorgeous. The house will surely sell for more money and much faster. I would definitely work with them again!
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Skyten P.
This company is outstanding! They were on time , very professional, and the staging looked amazing. If you want to sell your home quick I highly recommend this will not regret it! They are first class!
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Edward B.
Very responsive and quick. If you need staging done at the last minute and don’t want to wait, they will get started as soon as possible! Their work is also impeccable and they brought our home to life. Would definitely hire them again.
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Tina M.
Juliana and Joy were so awesome to work with in staging a home for sale! Their color choices and furniture placement were unique and worked beautifully! They did it all for the best price too! Will definitely use them again! Thank you ladies!
J Squared Interior Design & Luxury StagingJ Squared Interior Design & Luxury Staging
Roxanne W.
Sandy and Tina did an amazing job staging our flip house. The furnishings and home decor accessories are gorgeous. They are both current and modern for the style of today. They were prompt when I contacted them and told them that I was interested in their services. They were also extremely responsive to a timeline that worked for us to have the house staged and ready before the open house. You can't beat the value. Excellent price!! I highly recommend Stylish Decor & More and we will definitely use them again in the future. Thanks, again Sandy and Tina!!
Stylish Decor & More, LLCStylish Decor & More, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Meggan was professional and obviously knows how to maximize color, balance,& arrangement to best stage an occupied house for sale. Very energetic, she stood up the whole 2 hours, covering a 5 bedroom home in detail. I have a lot of traditional furnishings and she fulfilled my desires in helping me figure out how to better appeal to younger buyers and show that my home is a great neutral palette that can accommodate any style. And a bath rug & a few more white towels is all I need to buy! She helped me choose a paint color and quartz stacked backsplash. Thank you so much for lots of helpful suggestions! I feel like Meggan more than fulfilled all of my goals for this staging!
InVision Interior Solutions Inc.InVision Interior Solutions Inc.
Marty M.
I couldn't have been more pleased with the staging that was done in my home. Sheela and Ira came in and listened to what I was going for and they delivered. They kept me in the loop on updates the entire time. Their contract was straightforward and easy to execute. Everybody was very polite on every occasion. A real joy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone.
Red Dot Home ServicesRed Dot Home Services
Michele H.
Working with Meggan was a pleasure! She toured our home, room by room, and made recommendations regarding furniture placement and the best way to stage it for our upcoming real estate listing. She will also be providing some furniture pieces for a couple of rooms in our house that needed some jazzing up. We highly recommend her!
InVision Interior Solutions Inc.InVision Interior Solutions Inc.
Maria F.
I had a great experience contracting Stylish Decor & More. Sherry-Lee and Sandy did a wonderful job staging my newly rehabbed home. Everyone was amazed at how beautiful, stylish and a feeling of being at Home felt once they entered the property. they are very punctual, dependable , have a keen sense to detail and the price is just right. You cannot go wrong. I highly recommend Stylish Decor & more in fact, I will continue using their services in my endeavors.
Stylish Decor & More, LLCStylish Decor & More, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Meggan was wonderful to work with. If she made an appointment, she kept it and was on time. She did everything she said she was going to do, and it was obvious to me that she worked hard to make sure each room turned out well. I told her that I did not care what decorator style she used because I felt my personal taste was not important. I just wanted the house to look nice, but depersonalized so that a potential buyer could see herself and her family living in the house. AND, because I have been in the middle of several important and time-sensitive projects, I asked Meggan to complete the staging with as little work on my part as possible. I gave her the key and left her to it. I was happy with the result. She used just enough furniture and decorative touches to suggest the scale of the rooms and how they might be furnished. She was able to incorporate a few of my own small pieces that I'd temporarily left behind for the purpose of staging. I was impressed that her staged version of our master bath was almost nicer than my own design when we'd lived there. In the master bedroom, she hung a beautiful painting from her personal collection that I later learned she done herself. I almost asked if she'd be willing to sell it to me. I don't know if this is something that she does, but I could see her putting her staging talent to work doing home decor for clients. Meggan was honest, dependable and professional throughout the process. She's well-organized, detail-oriented and energetic. I understand from her that she has a degree in fine arts, which explains her eye for color and design. Her prices were reasonable for the amount of work involved. I'd recommend Meggan to anyone who wants to avoid an empty house during the time it is on the market and to anyone who wants a faster turn-around and higher price on a sale.
InVision Interior Solutions Inc.InVision Interior Solutions Inc.
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