Staging Expenses. If you are planning to sell your home, the first thing you need to do is improve its aesthetic appeal, and by that, we mean staging. To make your Orlando real estate look as bright, big, and updated as possible, you need to declutter your home and make a few changes to it so that a potential buyer can see its true beauty.
Staging has a significant impact on the selling process. Let’s assume that your Lake Mary Realtor representing your house schedules a tour of your house. As the potential buyer arrives, the first thing he sees is your nameplate outside the house. When he enters the house, the second thing he sees are boxes stacked up in a corner. There are personal pictures still hanging on the wall, and some of the rooms look a bit messy.
The buyer hardly stays for 10 minutes, his feet moving quickly from room to room, and finally, he leaves after having a short chat with the realtor. When you ask your agent what the potential buyer thought about the house, he says he didn’t show any interest. You get the same response from other potential buyers who come to tour the house.
So, why did the buyers not show any interest?
Because the house was too cluttered to be genuinely seen in its element! Hence, staging is an essential part of the home selling process.
Let’s take a look at the costs involved in home staging:
|Home Staging Expenses|
|Typical Range||$631 – $2,312|
|Low-End Staging High End||$150|
|High End Staging||$4,000|
Professional Staging Charges
If you are hiring a professional stager, you will be spending more out of your pocket. However, the money is worth it if you have no idea where to begin.
Consultation Charges: $150 to $600
Staging Charges Per Room: $500 to $600 (The amount is paid monthly as long as the house stays on the market. This price range also includes the things rented to decorate the rooms.)
|Initial Consultation||$150 – $600 for 2 hours|
|Decluttering and Rearranging||$800|
|Service Fees||$800 – $1,000|
|Staging Fee||$400 – $700 for every room|
|Furniture Rental||$500 – $600 for every room|
Common Staging Items
When it comes to furniture, the two rooms commonly staged include the master bedroom and the lounge where the meeting takes place. The furniture used in these rooms includes a bed set and tasteful sofa seating.
- Interior: $1,750
- Exterior: $2,800
- DIY Projects: $35 per gallon
- Average Cost: $460
- Recessed Lighting: $150
The cost also differs depending on the type of light fixtures you choose.
- Average Cost of Refinishing Your Furniture: $590
- Cost of Refinishing Cabinets: $2,700
- Refinishing Hardwood Flooring: $1,700
- Cost of Maid: $170
And that’s how much you will have to pay for staging your house. As you just read, the total cost of professional staging is way higher compared to DIY staging. You can save a lot by doing the small things yourself, such as decluttering the house, cleaning it, painting the interior, and renting the furniture and rearranging it.
Once you have staged your house, consult an Orlando real estate agent to list it. Visit the website Megan Dowdy Realty to find yourself a qualified Sanford Florida Realtor. For further details, call 407-509-9279.