Staging FAQs: What Does Staging Cost?

Reblogger Lori Bowers
Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

Many of our clients now stage the home after they buy it so they are comfortable in a home that looks like a 'model home."

Original content by Marie Graham

Have a love/hate relationship with this question, too. It's the question most everyone wants to ask first.

Many do-why not, it's important and valid- but in my experience few really listen to the answer.

They believe a Staged house to be an absolute standard, or want Staging to be like a gallon of milk- defined, known product they can comparison shop. I get why, but it's not how it works. The short answer is : IT DEPENDS

A good analogy is a typical doctor visit. The doctor doesn't start poking and prodding, or ordering tests-they start by getting tuned into the patient, and ask 'what hurts?' Staging solves problems and alleviates pain...so the sellers', the propertys' and the market circumstances need to be known. To come up with a price, we need to first agree on scope of work, the strategy, and then the execution.

It's a bit of an educational process, so there is some negotiation: together, tasks are prioritized, then who can do what is established. THEN we can get to the big question.

While I can't know what it will cost to stage YOUR property sight unseen, here are some ways projects with The Refreshed Home start:

For the thrifty, the cautious, the distant, the extremely time-challenged or the very handy: Remote staging You send me pictures or video, and by appointment, via phone or Skype we create a plan and a strategy for your space-discussing any issue, in as much detail as you'd like, for $75.00 an hour.

For those looking for a plan, anticipating an extended or group project, or needing a reality check-I offer interactive walk-throughs: I show up and we get right to it-moving, packing or walking, talking, and creating your plan-with all the specifics and referrals you'd like. $180.00 for two hours, with you taking notes if you'd like; $275.00 for two hours plus my detailed email report after.

For vacant properties, the agents representing them, off-site owners, landlords, or property management firms: A brief phone conversation, then if we are on the same page, an similarly brief on-site visit is scheduled, and a proposal is created, FREE.

Some find taking paper hits in the tens of thousands (price reductions) easier than reaching into their pocket and parting with cash; others don't have a choice, and I get that. But if you have choices, are ready to move on with your life, but perhaps still uncertain-just keep reading.

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NEED to sell? Have listless listings?  Know that something has to be done, but don't know where-or how-to start?   Call me, I can help.

the refreshed home is your Westchester County Interior Decorating and Home Staging specialist. We create solutions and facilitate changes, so you can get on with your life.

Together, we get things done:  Helping property owners make wise plans and confident decisions; working with Realtors and their clients to develop a strategy, and plan of action.

Buying, selling or staying - let the refreshed home be your partner in change.  Because when your space works, so  many other things fall into place!

Marie Graham ASP, IAHSP, IDS Your Stager With A Mission!

QUESTIONS? Don't hesitate!! 914.607.2895 

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