Occupied Home Staging

If you will be living in your home while it's for sale, staging will help you increase the impact of your home and market your property to a wider range of buyers.

1. Staging will de-personalize.
Buyers should notice your home - not your belongings. A d
e-cluttered, organized and simply decorated home generates the most interest from buyers. Staging gives you a competitive edge.

2. Staging will neutralize.
Most homes are decorated to reflect a specific style or taste...it's personalized.

As home stagers, one of our main objectives is to create a more neutral environment in your home. Why? Because a wider range of potential buyers will like your home. Staging is like un-decorating, where individual taste is toned down in favor of broad based appeal. It's decorating to sell.

3. Staging creates better appeal.

Whatever a buyer sees as un-appealing in your property, will begin the process of them ruling out your home - or making a lower offer.

The better something looks, the more value we naturally attach to it. Therefore, every aspect of how you present your home counts. Creating appeal goes beyond de-personalizing and neutralizing. Potential buyers don't want to see work - they want to see move in condition! Fresh paint, well maintained and sparkling clean.

Staging helps eliminate objections before they come up! More appeal = more money.

4. An objective eye.
We all know it's a challenge to be objective about the things we are closest to!

Sometimes it's hard to see flaws or anything wrong at all. Homeowners who can set aside their own ideas, and take themselves out of the equation - have a more sucessful selling experience. During the staging process we can assist by being an objective eye for you. We are there to help identify if there are any weak links that might prevent you from getting top dollar for your property.

A home stager is trained to see your property from a buyer's perspective!

Pricing

 

Staging for an occupied home begins with a consultation. You can then "do it yourself" or hire us to help you implement changes.

The process of occupied home staging uses the furniture and decor you already have - then supplementing with purchases or rentals as needed (and according to your budget.)

 

Consultation

$195 (in San Fernando Valley) - $225 and up (for properties outside San Fernando Valley)

Consultation is up to 1.5 hours - additional time billed at $75/hour. Additional travel fees may apply depending on location of home.


Homeowner takes notes during consultation as we walk through the home and exterior of property. We provide you with clear suggestions on how to "do it yourself" by editing your furniture placement, creating proper focal areas, purchasing recommendations. In addition, we tell you tips on depersonalization, organization and how to neutralize to broaden the appeal of your home. By implementing these suggestions, you will maximize the desirability of your property and be prepared for showings and photographs.


After the consultation we can give you a basic estimate for:

Staging Goods recommended to purchase:

(For example - art, pillows, bedding, towels etc.)

Staging Labor time recommended:

(Should you decide to hire us to help with your project. Staging labor is the time working in your home as well as off site purchasing, rental estimates etc.)

 

Staging labor and project management rates: (on site staging time, on/off site consulting, obtaining estimates, purchasing etc.) 2 hour minimum

$75/hour - within San Fernando Valley (+50 additional professional accredited stager +25 assistant when needed)

$95/hour - outside San Fernando Valley (+50 additional professional accredited stager +25 assistant when needed)

- Please note - additional travel fees apply depending on location of home.

 

We can provide your with referrals:

Often times there are additional services and goods that homeowners need. These may include: rental furniture, movers (re-arranging within home large/fragile furniture,) home cleaning, carpet cleaning or replacement, painting, handyman, landscaping etc.

These are separate estimates from our basic staging estimate, because these costs are not determined by us. Obtaining these separate estimates is done after initial consultation. You can acquire these yourself or you can hire is to assist you with getting estimates.