The Cost of Home Staging

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Have you wondered if you should consider professional staging for your home before you list it for sale? Most of us have wandered into new home developments and enjoyed the ambiance of a perfectly styled model home. Of course, we would all like our homes to give that same impression to potential home buyers, but what would that cost? Understanding the options available to you for staging can help you decide what, if any, professional staging makes sense for you and your budget.

What is Staging?

First, it’s important to understand what professional staging includes. The best answer is, “it depends”! Staging can be as simple as a consultation or as involved as removal of existing furniture and replacing it with designer furnishings. Needless to say, the cost of the two extremes are drastically different. Most homeowners who hire professional stagers are somewhere in the middle.

Staging begins with a tour of the room or home. Often the simple placement of furniture can make a huge impact. The stager might also bring in elements to enhance the décor, such as colorful pillows, lamps, wall art or carpet. These are loaned to the homeowner for the duration of the listing.

Cost of Staging

Most stagers charge a flat rate for the initial consultation; this ranges from about $250-500, depending on the size of the home. If the homeowner determines that they also need furnishings, these are rented by the month and can range from $300-500 per room, per month. Additionally, there is often a minimum number of months required, typically 3 months.

Professionally staging your home is one option home sellers have to ensure their home is seen in its best light. Just as buyers fall in love with model homes, staging your home can bring a modern feel and entice buyers to write the offer. The best way to start is with your agent, to understand your market, competition, and needs.

Jan Kelley is a Top Producing Agent with a strong track record of success who began her career in Real Estate in 2011. Jan initially focused on working with buyers to find their perfect home in the right neighborhood for their unique needs and lifestyle. She further expanded her expertise to sales to help owners market their properties and achieve the best return. She was so successful, she began couching and training other agents. In 2019 to be able to serve all of her clients Real Estate needs she added Commercial Real Estate services. Specializing in residential and commercial leases, purchases and listing sales in the Northeast Dallas Metroplex, Jan knows the market well and offers excellent support, resources and guidance for those seeking or selling homes or commercial property. As a former nonprofit Executive Director of over 10 years and a small business owner, she understands the importance of community and the level of care each client deserves to make confident, informed decisions. Originally from Tulsa, OK, Jan attended Rogers State University and Tulsa Community College. Her career previously involved service to the community in non-profit, education and government. In 1992, Jan was recognized for operating one of the first National Accredited Preschools in Oklahoma, and then taught others how to receive their accreditation at Tulsa Technology Center. She was later appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to implement the state’s workforce credentialing program at all of Oklahoma’s Technology Centers. Jan and her family moved to Texas in 2011. She and her husband of 39 years are proud parents and grandparents. Jan is a licensed REALTOR®, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS®), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA®), Benefits Association VABA member and a member of Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, Professional Women's Alliance and 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County. Jan is constantly studying the local real estate market and acquiring new, valuable information to share with her clients. She believes in staying connected through active networking, volunteering and community involvement, to “enhance the quality of life and remain abreast of the decisions that affect us all.” Certified Negotiation Expert CNE® Seller Representative Specialist SRS® Accredited Buyer's Representative ABR® Pricing Strategy Advisor PSA® Veteran’s Advocacy and Benefits Association VABA member Rockwall Chamber of Commerce member Professional Women's Alliance PWA member 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County member

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