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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
42%
After hiring a real estate agent
42%
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 (42% of 47 votes): Before hiring a real estate agent.

Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Home stagers work with real estate agents all the time, so typically doesnt matter.
McAtee Staging & Redesign
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: You could do it either way. If you are selling the home privately, you can hire a stager. Your realtor can either recommend a home stager or the owner can request one be provided. A large majority of realtors are currently working with stagers
Simple Solutions Home Staging
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Make the best first impression!
Stage Right
ProMatcher
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
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Be sure to check to see if there are home stagers in your area that are also real estate agents (I am). This could save you time and money.
Decorate and Company
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: If the client is willing to pay out of costs pocket before hiring a real estate agent, then by all means, hire prior! However, some real estate agents like to work with a home stager and include this in their overall package. If you have a real estate agent who does NOT. The homeowner can hire a home stager at that time.
Finally Home Staging
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: staged homes sell for top dollar and sell fast!
josie mosie and company
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Unknown
Kea Interiors
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: If your home looks the best it can be, you will listing at the best price.
watermelon tree design
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Before hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Often a stager and realtor work in tandem. Either way works but I prefer to get the house looking its best before the realtor sees it for the first time.
En Vue Staging, LLC
ProMatcher
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
Answer: After hiring a real estate agent
Explanation: Often the realtor can help with this process.
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