I’ve decided to answer this question that a lot of people are asking by giving a play by play of a typical staging of a house for the market.
It all starts with a phone call, text or email. I’m often contacted by many different types of people. Sometimes it’s from a Realtor: ‘Can you help me? I have a listing that needs help.’
Sometimes I’m contacted by a homeowner: ‘Can you help me? I’m selling and don’t know where to start.’
Even home builders or property investors contact me sometimes to ask whether I can help them show a property using staging.
At times, the caller has already had a home for sale and it’s been on the market for a long time. In order to try to get the home to sell, they decide to stage it.
Other times people have done research ahead of time and they know that a staged home will have better photos for the online listing. They decide to stage before putting the house up for sale.
The best scenario is where the client is looking to stage before selling. This has vastly better results for selling your home.