Professional staging has not been common language until recent years. Many people have never heard of the term, but everyone recognizes and desires a beautiful home that looks move-in ready. Due to home improvement shows and before/after pictures on sites such as Pinterest and YouTube, buyers now expect homes to look more like model homes and are willing to pay more for them.
Home Staging is the process of preparing a home to look its very best before listing or while it is on the real estate market. Professional home stagers objectively view and focus on the home's positive features, while downplaying any possible price-eroding aspects. The homeowner is much too attached to see the home critically through buyer's eyes, and most realtors will agree that home staging, although desirable, is not their strength.
Our prices range from a $195 Consultation to $750 for a Full Day of staging an occupied home. Pick what works best for you and your budget.
Your realtor should know the trends of your area, but remember that you never want to leave money on the table that could have been in your pocket. HSR Certified professionally staged homes sell on average for 10%+ more in a good market (see the Latest Home Staging Statistics). What would 6-10% look like in the price of your home?
This is a great starting place, because you'll want to start packing away extra things anyway. However, cold, plain-looking homes do not photograph or show well. Buyers will not aspire to live in your home and offer top-dollar for it. Clover Lane Design home stagers will create highlights and emotional connection areas in your homes that buyers love.
Staging a vacant home is critical. Only about 10% of buyers can visualize a space and imagine their belongings in the home. Vacant homes usually stay on the market longer than other homes. Remember a professionally staged home sells about 50% faster and for more money. Let us help you get your home sold!
Top Dogs (the most successful agents) stager their listings. They see every single listing as an opportunity to top the market. They analyze the properties they list and have them professionally staged before they are presented to their market. These Top Dogs pay for their own staging, making it a part of their listing package. They see it as a cost of doing business and a powerful marketing advantage.