Archive for March, 2010


Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Hiring a home stager does cost the homeowner money, from a few hundred dollars to several thousand depending on the level of service they choose.

The least expensive option is to hire a home stager to walk through the home and offer advice on what changes would give the home owner the biggest bang for their buck.  Most often, the home owner handle those recommended improvements themselves. The staging consultation typically costs $200.00 and includes a full report, a list of recommendations, drawings (if required) and a quote to showcase.

For a larger fee, the homeowner can hire a home stager to rearrange the furniture and decor that they already own. If the stager has the homeowner hire painters and bring in rented furniture and accessories (art, lamps, bedding, greenery, area rugs….), then the price can quickly escalate.

Staging will make any listing stand out and keep the home owner from having to drop their asking price.

Up next…what factors affect the price of home staging?

Welcome to Universal Concepts blog on Home Staging

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

What is Home Staging?

Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make the home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers.

Staging for sale techniques focus on curb appeal, traffic flow, lighting, furniture layout, the illusion of space and neutralizing. Statistics show that staging raises the value of a property by reducing the home’s visible flaws and leading the eye to the attractive features. For lived-in and vacant homes, staging rental furniture and accessories are used to create a living space where the buyer can imagine themselves living. The powerful result is that the buyer can emotionally connect with the home.

Stay tuned to learn more about home staging in Hamilton and Burlington.