Home staging is an important part of the real estate process, staging is the process of making the property more attractive to potential buyers. Home staging includes many things such as organizing furniture, fixing lighting, taking pictures, videos and doing all of the activities that are required to make a home as attractive as possible. While the cost of home staging will vary, you can expect between $600-$800 per month per staged room for your property. This may seem like a lot of money but studies show that staged properties sell much faster and for higher prices than unstaged houses, so it’s definitely a worthwhile investment. If you want a more accurate estimation of what you will pay, I will highlight some of the biggest factors for the cost of home staging down below: 1) Number of Rooms As mentioned above homestagers typically charge you based on each room that they work on. The more rooms you have, the more it will typically cost. One way to use this to your advantage is to limit the work to the most important rooms in the home, which will be the bedroom, living room and kitchen areas because that’s where most people spend the majority of their time in a house. 2) Is furniture needed Homestagers do provide furniture for their clients but it comes at a cost. If your house is empty, then you can expect a much larger bill then if you have all of the furniture and appliances that you need and the stager simply needs to lay them out in a way that will be attractive to buyers. 3) Travel Distance Required More travel time typically means a higher price because you are paying for more man hours. Typically for GTA professional organizers this won’t be an issue because most of them are willing to serve anywhere in the GTA. However, be mindful not to look for a home stager that is too far away from the property that you are trying to sell.
4) Custom Design
A very effective strategy people like to use is to tailor the staging to the needs and lifestyle of the potential client. For example, if you know that the potential buyer has a newborn baby, preparing one room as a nursery is a good way to show the client how this home could be a good fit for them. Another common example of this is to stage one room as a home office if you know that the potential buyer likes to work from home. This custom design typically costs more upfront but it does help to sell the property better than just doing a generic staging job.
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