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Who typically pays for home staging services?

The homeowner
72%
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 (72% of 159 votes): The homeowner.

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Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Some real estate agents include a 1 to 2 hour staging consultation in their listing package, but agents typically do not pay to have the home staged.
Seneca Home Staging
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Staging in most cases will be provided by the client. Some cases however, can be negotiated.
Ron Rodgers- Ryan Real Estate
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Generally the home owner will pay for this but some agents will take the expense on higher value properties. This should be negotiated a home owner stands to loose little by staging an agent can pay for staging and have the seller cancel on them this can become a huge liability to the agent
KF Home Sales @ Quality First Real Estate Group
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Every staging project is different. Some homeowners will pay or some real estate agents will pay.
Simply Divine Staging & Design
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: usually the homeowner bears that cost.
Your Husband & Wife Real Estate Team with Charles Rutenberg Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Most staging services are paid for by the homeowners but some real estate agents like to offer at least the staging consultation as part of their package for selling your home.
Perfect Match Homes
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
ProMatcher
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.
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The agent usually will provide a 1 - 2 hour consultation, however the homeowner is responsible for the cost of actually physical staging.
Rodeo Realty
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: But it can be negotiated also if the Agent is willing to pay half.
Re/Max Elite Realty
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically it is the homeowners responsibility to cover the cost for the staging of the home. However, there are situations where the cost can be shared by the broker and the seller.
Michael Odeh, Realtor
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
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: In my experience it is usually the homeowner although a Realtor could certainly hire me.
Get it SOLD Home Staging
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Sometimes, the real estate agent may help with the cost.
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The Realtor may pay for the consultation fee
Coldwell Banker
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Your realtor can refer you to good stages but this is your home and you should pay for the services. Realtor may share some of the cost or credit you for some of the fees but do not expect it.
Re/Max Associates
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner usually pays to have the home staged prior to putting it n the market.
EA Realty LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: In most cases the home owner pays for staging but I have also seen the real estate agent cover these costs on several occasions.
Michelle Ford Design
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: it is tax deductible
josie mosie and company
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: I am a experienced Realtor
VICENTE BAUTISTA GALINDO TRUST
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: I suggest 3 home staging get services, it is homeowners choice, they will be working together as a team to pick who they want to work with staging their home.
RE/MAX Executives
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Not a big fan
LandPro Real Estate, Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: The real estate agent
Explanation: Most agents will provide a home staging service for you.
Fletcher-Froelich Real Estate
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically, the homeowner pays all costs for staging their home. In some instances, other arrangements can be made.
Century 21 Town & Country
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Home owner pays for home staging costs
Kea Interiors
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner pays for staging
Lindhaven Properties, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: This can go either way. In my experiences, the Home Owner paid for Staging.
REMAX White House
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The answer can vary based on Real Estate agents practices and services.
Restyled by Rita
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: This will depend on the arrangement agreed upon between the agent and the seller.
Craig Hall/Keller Williams Realty
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: The homeowner should pay depending on the type of home.
Saunders & Associates
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
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: But sometimes that can be negotiated with the listing agent...every property is different.
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: although it may be included in the realtor fees
watermelon tree design
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
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: However, some agents will bring someone for "free" or you can have me.....an interior decorator
ProStead Realty
Answer: The homeowner and agent share the cost
Explanation: It depends on if the home owner needs help with what they already have or if you are hiring a professional company.
Reliant Realty-Powered By ERA
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
ProMatcher
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Real estate agents may occasionally pay for the first hour.
Vine of Design
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Typically a homeowner pays for staging services, but some agents will cover the expense.
Provost International Realty
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: N/A
Coldwell Banker Commercial Feist & Feist Realty Corp
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: It depends upon the Realtor who you have hired whether a home stager is going to be included. There are a handful of Realtors who do include the consultation with their services.
Coldwell Banker
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
ProMatcher
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
Answer: The homeowner
Explanation: Either the homeowner pays on the spot when the staging is complete or they are billed at closing.
Reece Nichols-Mary Wilcox
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
ProMatcher
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What is your opinion of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP)? Top answer: Favorable

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