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The cost of home staging will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your home stager. This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$ = Additional cost

What type of service do I need?

$ - For a consultation with a home stager. (You will be provided with a list of suggestions on changes that can be made to improve your home, but you will be doing the work yourself.)

$$ - When the home is staged with your own furniture and accessories (by the stager).

$$ - When the home is staged with rented furniture and accessories (by the stager).

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What type of home needs to be staged?

$ - When an occupied home is staged.

$$ - When a vacant or model home is staged.

$$ - When a commercial space is staged.

Does the whole home need to be staged?

$ - When only the key rooms are staged. (This would included the living room, dining room, kitchen, and the master bedroom.)

$$ - When every room of the home is staged.

Does the home need any repairs?

$ - When no repairs need to be made.

$$ - When cabinets need to be refaced, walls need to be painted, or carpet needs to be replaced.

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Will any appliances need to be replaced?

$0 – When the current appliances can be used.

$$ - When out-of-date appliances are replaced. (Stainless steel appliances are most popular among homebuyers.)

Will a storage unit temporarily need to be rented?

$0 – When unused furniture can be stored in the home.

$$ - When there is insufficient space in the home and extra furniture needs to be put in storage temporarily.

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How long does the home need to be staged?

$ - When the home is staged for 1-2 months.

$$ - When the home has to be staged for an extended period of time.
There will be an additional cost to continue renting the furniture and other accessories.

Does the house need to be professionally cleaned?

$0 - When you clean the house yourself.

$$ - When the home is professionally cleaned. Carpets will be steamed, furniture will be polished, and all surfaces are dusted.

Does any work need to be done to the exterior of the home?

$ - When little to no maintenance needs to be done.

$$ - When a landscaper is hired to spruce up the exterior of the home.

$$ - When a pool cleaner needs be hired.

Ask Your Home Stager:

1. How long do expect the staging to take?

2. Do you have any customer references I could contact?

3. How long have you been working in the industry?

4. Can I see any of your past work or do you have any before and after pictures of homes that you have staged?

5. How do you commonly charge for your services?

6. Have you staged any other homes that are currently on the market that I could visit?

7. Will I have any input in the staging process?

8. What is the best way to reach you if I have any questions?

9. Will you follow-up with me after the house goes on the market?

10. What is your success rate with selling homes in less than 30 days?

11. Do you have insurance?

12. If something happens to the rental furniture and accessories, am I liable?

13. Will you revise one of the staged rooms if my real estate agent has noticed that potential buyers dislike it?

Who typically pays for home staging services?

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