Will hiring a home staging company really increase the odds of a house selling quickly and for top dollar?
How much does it cost to stage a home? How is the price determined?
These are all legitimate questions to ponder as you prepare to sell your home and it’s important to know when you’re shopping around, some companies will structure their pricing based upon factors that don’t work in your favor.
Remember The Good ‘Ole Days?
When considering hiring a home staging company, an exercise in perspective can be helpful as you weigh the pros and cons of each establishment.
Try thinking back to your first apartment or home and what it was like…
Two couches from that girl Jenny with the red hair. A coffee table from the alley dumpster off 3rd and Elm. Side tables from Chris’s mom’s basement. Decor from every corner of the world (and not in a good way).
It feels disjointed, looks gross, and when you walk in, it seems as though a smorgasbord of historical randomness tornadoed through the vicinity.
Now think about how much you spent on that furniture? Practically nothing!
Now think about who you want staging your home and how much you’re willing to pay.
Cheap Staging Looks… Cheap
Cheap staging companies will succeed in filling rooms and spaces but won’t give buyers a real feel for the home. We call it placement furniture; it shows you can fit a sofa or a bed in a room but does very little to elevate the esteem of the home.
At OnStage, we tell a story by creating a “lifestyle” for each home which makes it show-worthy and gives it massive appeal to potential buyers.
Hiring on the cheap gets you rental furniture or sets lacking in coordination and cohesiveness. You have to ask yourself how much value your investment will produce if the company you hire fails to produce a finished and inviting look.
Is it worth it?
In reality, with some strategic execution, cutting corners by cutting costs can yield excellent results in certain situations, but when it comes to safeguarding the value of your home, it’s not advisable to put such a large investment in the hands of a low-caliber company in order to save money.
It helps to remember that when you hire a top-notch company, the odds are good your house will sell for a higher price leaving your with a nice return on investment.
So… who charges what, and how is pricing determined?
Understand that every company structures their pricing based on certain factors; some charge per square foot or price point of the home, others low ball in order to get the job (we all know how that turns out).
Fair and Consistent Pricing
OnStage is the only company that structures our pricing based off of furniture rental. We tour every home and create a floor plan for each room that tallies everything we need to create a cohesive look from sofas, to art, to accessories.
It’s a proven method and ensures our pricing is consistent for every client and every home – our business model focuses on creating a seamless look with quality furniture.
What does that mean for you?
If you hire on the cheap you’ll probably get bottom of the bucket inventory; dated, slightly worn, or totally boring. We purchase our inventory in large quantities so we can keep up with the fast moving market and still give our clients a quality look. Our designs mesh with the intrinsic vibe of each particular home, leaving visitors feeling excited and ready to move right in.
You Get What You Pay For
Don’t you hate it when people say that? It sounds so condescending, but… it’s true.
The good news is, OnStage has something for everyone and we can work with almost any budget. Take a look at our portfolio of beautifully staged homes, our before and after shots, and see for yourself – the quality you invest will yield the quality you get back.
Good luck with selling your home – we’d be happy to sway the odds in your favor so give us a call to set up a free consultation!