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

December 2021

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 $44 to $66 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

An experienced Stager can handle a number of jobs, troubleshooting situations and repairs. The list below summarizes common Home Staging Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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