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Who typically pays for home staging services?

The homeowner
71%
The real estate agent
7%
The homeowner and agent share the cost
10%
Not sure
10%
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Question: Who typically pays for home staging services?
Top Answer (71% of 154 votes): The homeowner.

Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Many times a realtor will pay for the home staging consultation, but the home owner is responsible for the actual staging costs.
Tailored for You Interiors, LLC
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Some realtors will share the cost or pay for the consult.
First Sight Staging
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: My past projects have always been paid for by the homeowner/builder.
Decorate and Company
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Every staging project is different. Some homeowners will pay or some real estate agents will pay.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: It's really negotiable. Some agents have collected a store house of staging furniture. Most don't. Some stagers will take the sellers furniture, etc and use that to stage a home.
RE/MAX Realty Group
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: usually the homeowner bears that cost.
Your Husband & Wife Real Estate Team with Charles Rutenberg Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends. I always have the seller pay for it. If the home sells, then I will reimburse half the cost of the home stage after closing
Myra Strickland Real Estate at KW
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: It is totally up to the client and the agent who pays for the staging.
RE/MAX Results
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: Most of the time, a mini stage is paid by myself, but if large ticket items need to be obtained this is a sellers cost most of the time.
Home 2 Home Services, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: There should be a discussion between the home owner and the agent about staging and if the home owner wants to do staging he/she should pay for it.
Rinehart Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: If an outside home stager is hired, it is the responsibility of the homeowner to pay the fee for this service, just as they would any and all other improvements made to sell the home.
BeBe's Beauty (Jeunesse Global)
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner typically pays for this expense because they will profit from the staging service. In addition, they are present for the process and offer their input.
Dragonfly Home Designs
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Your agent does not generally get involved in the costs of the actual home repairs or staging. The agent should be concentrating on the advertising and costs involved.
Askew Realty
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: Most realtors include home staging as part of their package! Most will pay and seek reimbursement for all or partial during closing. Clients may also seek home stagers on their own and pay for it themselves.
Finally Home Staging
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: Mostly I recommend leaving minimal furniture in the home until it sells so it is not totally empty, most people aren't moving into there new home until the current one is sold anyway...
Coldwell Banker
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: It is part of the cost of sale, and as well as home inspection it is money worth spent.
Lion Real Estate Group
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Some Realtors Will Cover The Cost.
ESSENTIAL AMBIANCE DESIGN
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: In my experience it is usually the homeowner although a Realtor could certainly hire me.
Get it SOLD Home Staging
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: That is a choice for the homeowner, since it is a tool to get a better bid or quicker sale. No different than fixing up your yard and front of house..homeowner's responsibility
Omni-Fund, Inc.
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: With New World Realty we are already saving you on the commission which allows you to pay for any additional services you would prefer.
New World Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The Realtor may pay for the consultation fee
Coldwell Banker
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner usually pays to have the home staged prior to putting it n the market.
EA Realty LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It is split however you and your agent work it out.
Century 21 Affiliated
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Almost a trick question ... The owner and the agent can negotiate costs, fees, special circumstances, and more. Each property is different. I could see me paying for the entire staging cost if other reasons for my choice were present. Generally, the owner owns this expense also.
Keller Williams Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: it is tax deductible
josie mosie and company
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Home sellers who know they have a lot to gain usually hire a professional to stage. Since they are the ones who benefit most from the higher price and quicker sale, it is up to them to make the initial investment.
New Day Design & Home Staging
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: This is a service that is optional, but that a savvy seller should truly consider. The difference in price between a staged home and one that isn't is often substantial. It is in the owner's best interest to hire the services of a home stager. The Realtor will recommend a stager, and even recommend whether or not the staging service is necessary. Again, this is an optional route to take. It isn't always necessary, but it makes sense three quarters of the time. Again, this goes with the original point again; trust your realtor.
Coldwell Banker Kueber, Rosario Shalomayev Team
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The person responsible for the cost of staging is determined on a case by case basis.
GYST* Solutions Get Your Stuff Together
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: Many agents use part of the commission to stage the home. Most homes requiring staging bring in more commission for the realtor, so the realtor has the ability to hire a staging service.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Staging is not necessary, it is often suggested, so it gives the prospective buyer an idea of what size and types of furniture will fit in any given room. It is up to the homeowner if they want to use staging.
Coldwell Banker
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Not a big fan
LandPro Real Estate, Inc.
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner usually pays for staying services because it is a cost that is incurred whether or not your home sells. Some listing agents require that you pay that prior to them listing the property. Most incorporate it as an additional fee above the commission. Some will not list the property unless it is staged and then include it in their commission. Each listing agent is different.
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: Most agents will provide a home staging service for you.
Fletcher-Froelich Real Estate
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: This is why you need to make sure it makes since finically to have a professional company come out and stage your home. Cost can run $3000 to $5000
TaylorMadeRealEstate.info
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: The agent could offer the initial visit and after that it would be the homeowner.
@properties
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Real estate agents are becoming very savvy about home staging and often include the in-home consultation in their listing package.
Suite Effects LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner pays for staging
Lindhaven Properties, LLC
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: However, the realtor can also pay for the consultation as part of her marketing package
Capital Staging and Redesign
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: This can go either way. In my experiences, the Home Owner paid for Staging.
REMAX White House
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The owners pay for a vacant staging. Sometimes the Realtor includes a 2-hour consultation as part of their services (smart Realtor, as the home shows so much better, even when just small changes have been made, that it will likely sell much quicker).
a little bit of red Interior RE-design
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: I as an agent pay for staging services if they are needed. It can be an expense that is placed on the homeowner. Every situation is different
Realty One Group
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This will depend on the arrangement agreed upon between the agent and the seller.
Craig Hall/Keller Williams Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: There are many different arrangements for payment of a stager and something that should be discussed before hiring a real estate agent.
Keller Williams Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically the homeowner would pay for a staging service. In some cases the cost can be shared or reimbursed to the list agent at closing. It behooves the seller to use such a service if they're unsure of the look of the home because staging can really help get the sold sign posted!
ProManage Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: But sometimes that can be negotiated with the listing agent...every property is different.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: It depends on the situation. Some agents will pay for staging and deduct the amount from the escrow, otherwise homeowners will pay for the services. Most services are deductible and should be discussed with an accountant or financial adviser.
Debbie DeMarais
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: This is apart of the commission you pay your agent to get your home sold for the maximum value
Coldwell Banker
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: However, some agents will bring someone for "free" or you can have me.....an interior decorator
ProStead Realty
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically, the home owner will pay for a staging service. Our agents have staging experience and will be happy to offer our help in this process.
Knight Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Homeowner's and investors should include staging as part of their marketing budget.
Home Staging by SPC
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Real estate agents may occasionally pay for the first hour.
Vine of Design
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: A lot of times the Realtor will have some staging items but is usually not a full blown home stager.
West USA Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: In some cases a real estate agent may offer the services but typically it is the homeowner that should pay for the staging services as part of the costs associated with selling your home.
Icon Homes LLC
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: N/A
Coldwell Banker Commercial Feist & Feist Realty Corp
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: While the real estate agent may make suggestions or even lend you pieces (artwork, furniture, etc), the cost is typically borne by the homeowner
TriCoast Appraisal, LLC
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Staging is like any other services that a homeowner undertakes to improve their home.
Abella Home Staging and Redesign
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically this is an investment for the homeowner however, since everything is negotiable, this cost can always be split between the agent and the homeowner and this can all be discussed during or after the listing appointment.
Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Homeowner typically pays for staging services. In some instance the real estate and homeowner can share the cost. Real estate agents can pay for staging services if they offer this service to their clients.
Dec My Home Staging & Redesign
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The owner usually pays for the staging however the realtor might give back at closing.
DDG DESIGN STUDIO INC
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