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Should I hire a home stager before or after I hire a real estate agent?

Before hiring a real estate agent
43%
After hiring a real estate agent
41%
Not sure
14%
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Question: Should I hire a home stager before or after I hire a real estate agent?
Top Answer (43% of 41 votes): Before hiring a real estate agent.

Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: I like working with the real estate agents to sell my staged homes!
A Goode Start Decorating & Home Staging
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: If the home is already in "Show Condition" when you hire a real estate agent you won't waste time getting it on the market.
Seneca Home Staging
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Prepping your home as early as possible is always the best practice. You can hire a stager after the realtor, but just make sure that you have left enough time to prep the home. Some realtors want to push a home to sale, so make sure you are firm with leaving prep time in the schedule.
First Sight Staging
ProMatcher
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: I would suggest to hire a real estate agent first because they may already work with a stager or they may pay the cost of the stager. The agent and the stager could then work as a team to get your home sold.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It doesn't really matter if it is before or after, we are all part of your team to sell your home. Staging is visual marketing for your home.
Perfect Match Homes
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This is completely up to the seller. They can do either. As a stager, I would love to get in before the home is listed in order to have it completely ready for the listing.
Dragonfly Home Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Agent can be help not to even have stager.
Designing Home Inc.
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It is best to hire your real estate agent and use their expertise to help guide you to a stager.
Creative Re-Design & Décor, LLC (CRDD)
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Either way is fine, if the home owner chooses to hire the stager up front it will speed up the selling process.
Michelle Ford Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It is extremely important to stage your home before hiring a real estate agent. A professional stager will suggest changes that will increase the desirability of your home, which in many cases warrants a higher asking price.
New Day Design & Home Staging
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The home owners are frequently introduced to home staging by the real estate agent but it can be the other way around
GYST* Solutions Get Your Stuff Together
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: I believe that having your home "show ready" before a realtor sees it could benefit the pricing of the home. There is no hard research to support this and is merely my opinion.
Suite Effects LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: If you get the home professionally staged with beautiful photos, the realtor process will be very smooth
Capital Staging and Redesign
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: You should get the Real Estate agents opinion of your home staging needs and decide if this is a necessary step.
Restyled by Rita
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Often the agent has a stager he/she likes to work with who does an excellent job.
a little bit of red Interior RE-design
ProMatcher
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It depends on the situation. If hired before then your home will be listed quicker once your contract with the agent is signed. An agent can refer a stager and work together as a partner.
Debbie DeMarais
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: You want your house prepared prior to listing.
Home Staging by SPC
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Do it before so the listing is easy
Vine of Design
ProMatcher
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Once the agent is involved, they will want to put the house on the market. So your home should be ready for its viewing.
Abella Home Staging and Redesign
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It is recommended before hiring a real estate agent. This give you the opportunity to make necessary home improvements and home preparation, thus increasing your home value for resale.
Dec My Home Staging & Redesign
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: It's outside the scope of my inspections
All Point Home Service
ProMatcher
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