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What is staging?

Home Staging - Preparing your home to sell for Top Dollar!

According to Wikipedia, "Home staging is the act of preparing a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. Staging techniques focus on improving a property's appeal by transforming it into a welcoming, attractive product that anyone might want. People usually use arts, painting, accessories, lights, greenery, and carpet to stage the home, to give potential buyers a more attractive first impression of the property." 

But there are several levels of staging services. Maybe you just need a hand selecting a new paint color(s) and/or rearranging existing furniture, artwork and accessories to increase your home’s appeal. Or maybe you have a vacant home to sell and need furnishings to warm up the space. Clutter got you overwhelmed? I can help with that too. I actually had a client who decided not to move after I had staged their home - that’s how much of an impact it can have!

As an experienced interior designer who has won awards for her designs in both the 2014, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Parade of Homes, I know what impresses home buyers.  

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Did you know that home buyer’s make a decision in less than 30 seconds of entering your home as to whether they would consider buying it?  Professional staging can make a home for sale stand apart from the competition.

What does home staging cost?

Consults and smaller projects are typically billed hourly at a rate of $80/hour. Most of my clients choose this option.

Mid-size to larger projects are typically billed at a flat rate. I will provide an estimate after an onsite consultation where we can spend some time in the space and discuss staging options.

I also offer four hours of free staging services for clients who are listing their home for sale with my real estate company - The Innovative Group

“The absolute best experience ever!!  Dusti was actively involved from the time we decided to sell our Falcon CO house.  We were most impressed with her during the setup and staging prep of our home… she was amazing.  Thank you Dusti!!

--Rich and Robin Eddy

The Market is Hot.  Do I Need to Stage My Home? The answer is yes!

I often have sellers ask “why do I need to stage my home in a hot market???” My response is “you don’t. Unless of course, you want to sell it faster and for more money”. Don’t take my word for it, the statics are clear:

“A staged home will sell for 17% more on average than a non-staged home, and 95% of staged homes sell in 11 days or less. That is statistically 87% faster than non-staged homes.  - Forbes

Wow - sell for up to 17% higher? On a $300,000 home that’s $51,000!!!


*before & after photos of staging & other rehab projects below*

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Staging, etc: Pro Gallery
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