How much does home staging really cost?
One of the most important things to remember when choosing a home staging product, service, or company is that PRICE should never be the deciding factor. You may think you can save some money by choosing a lower cost option, but that may not be the BEST option for your situation. At Rave Home Staging, we will always recommend the BEST package for your situation, and understand that each home and situation is unique.
Vacant Home Staging Basic Package
This is Rave’s signature quality staging, but limited rooms. This contract is month to month. Our Basic Packages includes professionally staging the following vacant spaces.
- Living Room
- Dining Room
- Eat-in kitchen
- Master bedroom
- Master bathroom
This package also includes our amazing professional quality photographs. Taken in a 7 frame HDR merge, we capture the entire property in both high quality and websize images for MLS and your marketing needs.
Cost: .0015% of list price per month (plus tax) + 1 time staging fee (see breakdown below), and 1 time moving fee of $195.
Ex: List price: $250,000 = $375/mo rental (+ tax) + $595 staging fee + $195 delivery fee. Initial payment = $1165; $375/month for any additional months.
View our contract. We are fully transparent about our company. This is one of the reasons that owner, Melissa Marro, and her staging company have helped create industry wide standards and best practices policies.
Vacant Home Staging Standard Package
This is Rave’s signature staging and includes ALL INTERIOR SPACES. The contract is month to month. This package also includes our amazing professional quality photographs.
Cost: .003% of list price per month (plus tax) + 1 time staging fee (see breakdown below), and 1 time moving fee of $195.
Ex: List price: $250,000 = $750/mo rental (plus tax) + $595 staging fee + $195 delivery fee. Initial payment = $1540; $750/month for any additional months.
Vacant Home Staging Preferred Package
This has always been the most beneficial package from Rave Home Staging. This is our standard 3-month service agreement. The staging includes ALL INTERIOR SPACES. This package also includes our amazing professional quality photographs. Payment is net 90 days. If you are short on cash, but want to reap the rewards of staging, this is the package for you. A 20% discount is given if payments are made within 10 days of staging. Because this is a service plan, not a furniture rental agreement, tax is not charged. In this plan, we become marketing partners to you and your Realtor. We will do a live video tour of the property and add to our YouTube Channel and social media outlets, after the property is listed. A list of these properties will also go out to over 4000 local Realtors, in our monthly newsletter. Home staging is about creating a measurable, marketable impact on the perceived value of the property. That’s why we focus on marketing skills.
Cost: This is an all-inclusive one-time fee of 1.5% of list price. A 20% discount is given if payments are made within 10 days of staging. Additional months are at 25% of the initial price.
Ex: List price: $250,000 = $3750 due in 90 days (which is usually at the closing table), or $3000 if paid within 10 days of staging.
Aside from being able to defer payment for 90 days, which is often at closing for most of our customers, this package allows you to keep the home staged all the way through escrow, without the charge of additional months (up to 90 days). If for any reason, you need to extend beyond 90 days, the monthly rates are 25% of the initial price, in our example, that’s $937.50/month.
Which home staging option is right for you?
Rave Home Staging believes that full-home staging is the best option for almost every homeowner that has an empty property to be sold. Our President, Melissa Marro, has been staging for over 16 years and through study of the market and statistics has found out that fully homes sell approximately 28% faster than partially staged homes, where only the key rooms are staged.
- One-time delivery/pick up fee of $195
- One-time staging fee based on the square footage of the home:
- Homes under 2,500 sqft: $595
- Homes 2,500 sqft to under 4,000 sqft: $795
- Homes 4,000 sqft and above: $995
- All of our Vacant Home Staging Packages includes professional photography, in both high resolution and websize images.
- Staging is almost always less than the cost of the first price reduction and can shave as much as 50% of time on market, while increasing net offers by 3-5%.
Vignette Staging – Some Realtors and home stagers offer Vignette style staging where they bring in minimal accessories, art, and furniture. Typically everything, for the entire home, would fit into a mini-van. Most stagers charge $500 or less for this service. This is not a service that we offer. While vignette staging can soften kitchens and bathrooms, it does nothing to overcome buyer objections or change the perceived value of the home. Because it does not have any real measurable difference in offers or buyer decision, we refer these to other companies.
Occupied Staging Services
All of our occupied staging services begin with a home staging consultation. We visit the property and complete a room-by-room checklist of all recommended changes that will help the home sell faster and for more money. This is not about personal taste, this is about marketability.
Cost of Consultations:
- Homes under 2500 sqft = $225
- Homes 2500 sqft to under 4000 sqft = $295
- Homes 4000 sqft and above = $350
After the consultation, we can provide a quote with any work necessary, including hands-on staging. Hands-on Staging services are sold by either the half day ($595) or full day ($995).