How much does it cost to stage a home for sale?
Home staging pricing seems to be a bit of a mystery to many people. If you google ‘how much does it cost to stage your home’, you might find numerous sites telling you it averages $5,000. This simply isn’t true. It’s much less, at least in the Halifax market. And keep in mind, it’s less than your first price reduction, let alone your second! We have so many clients that list without staging and then turn to us because they’ve had no luck selling their home. Many are into another home, paying two mortgages. Many of these clients are ecstatic when they get offers almost immediately after staging. We often hear “I wish we had of just staged from the beginning!”
$150 (plus taxes)A home staging consultation takes 2 hours or more depending on the size of the home. We will walk through your home room by room looking for ways to improve layout, flow and overall presentation of the home to get your house market ready. At the end of the consultation you’ll be armed with recommendations to have your house show beautifully. You can then decide whether to make the recommendations yourself or hire me to take care of some or all of the recommendations. Clients are always amazed at the results a two hour consultation makes!
Vacant home staging pricing
The first month, there are two costs involved with vacant staging:
- Staging fee $850*: this includes the cost for delivery and pick up and complete set up.
- Monthly Rental fee $650*: for furniture and décor rental. If the size of the home is quite large or additional rooms or rentals are required the price may go up.
We do not charge to view vacant properties to firm up a quote.
The large majority of our staged properties sell in less than 15 days, however, should you require an additional month of staging, only the monthly rental costs would apply.
The rooms that would be included in the above rates include the living room, dining room/kitchen (1 dining table), master bedroom, en-suite, and the main bathroom. We refer to these rooms as the ‘money rooms’. The monthly rental includes not only the furniture, but the artwork, rugs, lamps, and accessories to create a completed look. We have Halifax’s largest home staging furniture inventory to make your home look amazing!
Occupied home staging pricing
Pricing: The costs for occupied staging (meaning the home is being lived in), can vary from home to home. It will depend on what furniture and props are required and the effort estimated to prepare the home for sale. A quote would be provided at the end of a two hour consult. You can decide what recommendations you want to incorporate, and what you want help with.