When selling a home, you obviously want to walk away with as much money as possible, as quickly as possible. Hiring professional home stagers is a great way to do this; after all, the very purpose of home staging services is to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.
However, the selling process can be fraught with financial instability—and, if you’re unfamiliar with home staging companies, you might see the service as just another stress-inducing variable you as the seller have to deal with. As valuable as these services are, you might be discouraged from investing in them.
We understand your concerns, but it doesn’t have to be this way! Set to Show sheds some light on the financial side of professional home staging below.
How Much does it Cost?
Great question! Every professional home stager does things differently and brings unique expertise to the table; therefore, it’s impossible to give a concrete cost that fits everyone. However, many sources say you should expect to spend between 1% and 2% of your home’s listing price on full home staging services.
Besides that final cost, what else should you know about the money side of home staging?
● Walk-and-talk consultations can be a valuable investment. The average cost for an initial walkthrough of your home is $450 (as an aside, Set to Show charges $250). We’ll help you come up with a quick to-do list during the first consultation, which can include painting a room, adding new throw pillows, or updating artwork.
● How you define professional home staging defines how much you pay. Do you need start-to-finish help with getting your home ready for listing or just need advice on where to move your furniture? For more extensive service, you may end up paying a little more for the extra time spent.
● Your existing decorations also affect how much you’ll need to set aside for your professional home stagers. Many buyers are looking for a home that has kept up with modern decorating trends and which has been well-maintained. If your home reads as anything but contemporary and chic, or if it needs maintenance work, you’ll need to spend a little more upgrading furniture and flooring.
Still Have Questions? Contact Set to Show Today
We’re a New Hope professional home staging service that’s eager to speak with you about what our expertise can bring to your home—and how it can put more money in your pocket. To see what we’re all about, give us a call today at 952-224-2131 or contact us online here.