Home staging FAQ refers to frequently asked questions about property staging and related real estate industries. People are generally very interested in home staging as a career, as an art form and especially as a proven and effective method of marketing real estate. It is my pleasure to address some of your frequently-asked home staging questions in this article, as well as on my Home Staging Q&A forum. If you can not find your answer in either location, please accept my invitation to contact me directly for my advice.
Home Staging FAQ About Marketing
Q: How much will staging cost me?
A: It is difficult to say how much staging will cost. The price depends greatly on the size of your home, the style of the staging, the location of your home and the actual services provided. Some stagers recommend spending 1% of the list price, but I believe the budget is far more flexible. Details on this question can be found in my Home Staging Costs section.
Q: What are the benefits of spending money to stage my home?
A: The main benefits are a faster selling time and an increased expectation for profit. Staged properties sell quicker and for more money than comparable unstaged residences. For details, please read my article titled Benefits of Home Staging.
Q: Should I list the home and then stage it or stage first and list later?
A: Always stage first and then list, in order to maximize the return on your investment. This way, you will have a lovely showplace of a home to photograph for MLS and everything will be in top form when talking with your real estate agent about the ideal price to list the property.
Q: What should I know about hiring a home stager?
A: Home stagers come in many types and experience levels. You may need a full service home stager or may benefit more using DIY staging techniques with the helpful and economical guidance of a home staging consultant. Detailed answers to this question can be found in my Hiring a Home Stager section.
Q: Will home staging be a real hassle for my family? We have to live in the house until it sells.
A: Staging a home with a family can be a challenge for the seller and the stager. However there are solutions which work well to get the job done effectively and still maintain a functional home environment. I recommend you read my Family Home Staging article for additional information.
Q: Can I perform property staging on my own home and have it come out good?
A: Yes, you can. I work with many families who prefer DIY staging and do a fantastic job. Of course, using some valuable resources can assist you in this seemingly daunting task. Luckily there are many home staging books and television shows which have tons of free information. My own peer-acclaimed book has helped tens of thousands of people to become staging pros with easy to follow tutorials and expert advice.
Home Staging FAQ About Career
Q: How do I become a home stager?
A: There are no formal requirements for becoming a home stager. You can work as a professional stager at any time. However, the more training you have, the better you will be and the more successful your business will become. Detailed information is available in my Home Stager Career resource section.
Q: What type of training do I need?
A: There is no specialized training required to work as a stager. A background in interior design, decorating, architecture, art or carpentry will be helpful. There are many programs available which will prepare you for this challenging career path. Detailed information can be found on my page titled Home Stager Training.
Q: How much money will I make?
A: Home stager salaries are quite good, considering the small amount of training needed to work in the business. It is difficult to predict exactly how much money you will make, since the variables which influence this determination include: where you work, if you work for a company or as an independent contractor, the services you will provide and many other factors. Detailed answers to this query can be found on my Home Stager Income page.
Q: What type of job will I be able to get?
A: Qualified home stagers can work for large or small staging companies, for department or furniture stores, for furniture or art rental suppliers or as independent contractors, consultants or owner/operators. There are many choices detailed on my Home Stager Jobs resource page.
If you are serious about starting a new career as a home stager, then you absolutely must read my highly lauded book: Learn Home Staging.
Home Staging FAQ Conclusion
If you have a question or comment about home staging, please accept my invitation to send it to me for a personal answer in my home staging questions and answers section. I look forward to hearing your queries and providing you with valuable answers to assist you in succeeding in your own real estate staging aspirations.
Remember, there is never a charge for this service, so feel free to share the invitation with all your friends and family, as well. I hope you have enjoyed my home staging FAQ page.