Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Home Staging Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Stager, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Stager commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Stager? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Home Staging Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Stager - FAQ

Q How do I get good Home Staging Service work at a fair price?

A Find a Stager that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Stager prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Home Staging Service?

A Most Home Staging Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Stager ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Stager.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Stager for my job?

A Home Staging Service is commonly performed without a professional license.

Q Should I use an insured Stager for my project?

A Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Home Staging Service.

Q Does my Stager need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Home Staging Service.

Stager - Common Projects

A Stager can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Home Staging Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Stager - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Stager

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Stager? If so, it is important to find a Stager matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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