Occupied Home Staging

For currently lived-in spaces that need sprucing up before listing.

Initial Consultation: $250

Additional Costs:
– Hourly Rate $75 –
– Furniture + Décor Rentals –
– Moving Expenses/Labour –

See frequently asked questions

How It Works

Consultation

 I will tour each room in your home, as well as the curbside exterior and provide a detailed list of instructions and suggestions of home improvements.  

These may include decluttering, cosmetic upgrades; painting, cleaning, repairs etc. 

Suggestions on potential furniture and décor rentals will be offered, and we will discuss your budget and decide what’s right for you.

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Homework

Together we will look at my list of suggestions and decide what you are willing to take on. I’ll create a timeline in which you feel comfortable completing these tasks. I will then return and do another walk-through and plan for staging.

Staging Day

I will return and complete the transition through rearranging furniture layouts, styling, and potentially bringing in rental décor.   

**Arranging for a photographer to come same day is suggested

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Celebrate!

Time to sell and move on to the next exciting chapter of your life!  

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Consultation

 I will tour each room in your home, as well as the curbside exterior and provide a detailed list of instructions and suggestions of home improvements.  

These may include decluttering, cosmetic upgrades; painting, cleaning, repairs etc. 

Suggestions on potential furniture and décor rentals will be offered, and we will discuss your budget and decide what’s right for you.

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Homework

Together we will look at my list of suggestions and decide what you are willing to take on. I’ll create a timeline in which you feel comfortable completing these tasks. I will then return and do another walk-through and plan for staging.

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Staging Day

I will return and complete the transition through rearranging furniture layouts, styling, and potentially bringing in rental décor.   

**Arranging for a photographer to come same day is suggested

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Celebrate!

Time to sell and move on to the next exciting chapter of your life!  

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why should I stage my home?

Staging a property is essential for a number of reasons. It acts as a way to highlight the best features of a home, and minimizes any perceived flaws. It’s very important when potential buyers will be looking at a space that’s occupied, that they are able to imagine themselves in that space, and see past the personal belongings. A stager can come in and be objective, and able remove anything that may be too personal or specific to the homeowner.  It will also set your property apart from all of the other homes on the market; in today’s culture, it’s important to stand out both in person, and for online appeal.

After the initial consultation, do we have to move forward with the stager?

You are absolutely not required to hire me after the consultation. Some homeowners feel ready and capable to execute the suggestions and instructions I provide themselves, whereas others may be overwhelmed by the process and have a ton of other things on their plates and would like me to take some of the work off of their hands. I’m here to work with you in whatever capacity you need.

Is there a charge for the consultation?

Yes, there is a $150.00 fee for the initial consultation. You will be receiving a detailed list of instructions and suggestions from my walkthrough in the initial consultation, and the value of that that list is beneficial whether you decide to execute it yourself or hire me. I will require same day payment. I accept e-transfer and cheque.

Can we hire you to help with the “homework”?

Absolutely! I’m happy to help with any decluttering and organizing. I’ve even been known to grab a paint roller and help out with smaller paint jobs.

Should I be home for the consult or during the staging process?

It’s totally up to you! For the consultation, I will be providing you with a write up of all of the suggestions and instructions, so you’re welcome to be present of not.

If you opt for me to stage and style your space, it’s also up to you whether you’d like to be present. Some find it difficult to watch someone remove/move personal items, so often it’s best if I’m just left to handle to space alone. However if you want to be hands on, you’re welcome to watch or help out.

Can we keep what you stage our home with?

If there’s something you really love and want to keep, please let me know and we can see if it’s available to purchase!

I never knew my space could look or function this way, do I have to move?!

Sometimes after I’ve staged a space, the homeowners’ eyes are open to seeing the possibilities of the space that they didn’t see before. You can certainly stay! OR you can also hire me to come help set up your new space, help out with styling your current furniture and belongings, or help out with making new purchases to suit the new space!