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How Much Does Staging a Home Cost?

 
average costDIY Books: $10-$20high costHome Staging Professional: $200-$7,500
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Home staging is the act of readying a home for sale for presentation to potential buyers. Services involved in home staging run the gamut from clearing clutter and cleaning to filling a vacant home with rented furniture to give the home a lived-in, welcoming look

Typical costs:

  • Because home staging is highly personalized, home staging can cost as little as $200 or as much as $7,500. Other factors that affect price include the region and the size of the home.
  • Much of home staging can be done by the home seller themselves. Many books are available on do-it-yourself home staging through Amazon[1] or other online book retailers. Common titles such as "Home Staging for Dummies" are generally available for $10-$20.
  • Home staging is made up of many small projects that target problem areas, such as a $200 professional house cleaning, reglazing a tub for $300 or buying a more luxurious matching bedroom set for $100. StagedHomes.com[2] offers a brief list of the average costs for common home staging projects.
  • A two-hour consultation with a home staging professional typically costs $200-$500. For example, Lime Design in Central Oregon offers staging for $250 for a 2,000-square-foot home, $300 for a 3,000-square-foot home and $350 for a 4,000-square-foot home.
  • A complete home staging, including all supplies and the stager's fee, costs about $1,800-$8,000, depending on the home's size and the region where it is located. Furniture rental company CORT[3] offers home staging for $3,500-$7,500.
Related articles: Selling a Home, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling

What should be included:
  • Home staging is meant to elicit a positive emotional response from buyers, to both sell the home faster and at a higher price. This is achieved by making the home look comfortable, upscale and generally less-lived in. Trade group StagedHomes.com[4] claims that most staged homes sell more quickly than homes presented as-is.
  • During a consultation, the home stager picks out key selling features to highlight, how to make the property stand out from its competition and what maintenance needs addressing. Often, the consultant will suggest what décor and personal items need to be out of sight, whether the home needs painting, how the furniture should be arranged, and whether accessories should be added or updated.
  • A complete home staging includes the stager's fees and staging inside and outside the home; incidental purchases such as mirrors, linens and window treatments; and professional cleaning.
Additional costs:
  • Home staging generally involves the home's appearance alone. Remodeling, repairs and replacing appliances are all considered separately. Each can cost thousands of dollars, and they are considered separate projects.
Shopping for staging a home:
  • Look for an accredited home staging professional through StagedHomes.com's directory[5] . StagedHomes.com is the consumer website maintained by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, the industry's trade group.
  • Use the National Association of Realtors' Home Staging Guide[6] as a starting point for DIY home staging.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_scat_283155_ln?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Ahome+staging&keywords=hom...
  2.  www.stagedhomes.com/mediacenter/stagingstatistics.php
  3.  www.cort.com/furniture-rental/home-staging
  4.  www.stagedhomes.com/mediacenter/stagingstatistics.php
  5.  /www.stagedhomes.com/asps/asps.php
  6.  realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/staging-tips
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