HGTV has been a great way for many people to understand the benefits of staging. What it doesn't do is tell you how much it is going to cost.
I run an interior design and home staging company in New Jersey. I receive telephone calls all the time from folks that start out like this. " I have a house that I want you to stage, how much will it costs?"
Here is another one:
"Can you give me an idea on pricing for a 2400 SQ foot house and is it monthly?" Me: is it vacant or occupied?"
Typically for a Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Master bedroom and bathrooms its between 3,000 - 4,000. Its hard to give you a price, without knowing what furnishings, accessories and artwork we will be needing. The rental contract is for 90 days. If the home is not in escrow after 90 days, we do a rental from month to month. Price is adjustable depending on how many rooms we do. Once we come out to the property and see what we need, I will work up a proposal and you can decide on what rooms you want to stage. I will also provide you with photographs of the furnishings.
"ok thanks that is far more than I am willing to spend. Thank you "
I found this article on Fixr that I thought would be helpful for those of you that are thinking of staging your home for the Spring Market.
Call me if you have any other questions