Home Sellers, Build Your Home Selling Team! Part 1- Find a Home Stager

Home Sellers- Find Your Home Selling Team-Part 1: Find a Home Stager

Ready to put your home on the market? Assemble a top-notch team to ensure a smooth and profitable sale. Your squad should include an expert home stager, a skilled real estate photographer, and a Realtor who excels in marketing and truly champions your interests.


Wondering how to pick the perfect team? Begin with your home stager. I recommend taking the initiative as a seller to make this selection. Choose the best in the business! For insights on why this matters, check out my blog post titled Why Hire a Professional Home Stager to find out more.

Home Staging is Like Meeting the Person you Want to Marry on Your First Date

Considering selling your home? Proper home staging can significantly boost your final asking price. In fact, effective staging not only recovers its cost but often yields a profit! Additionally, you might be eligible to deduct staging expenses as advertising costs from your home sale taxes.

However, a word of caution: avoid Realtors offering staging services unless they’re professionally trained. Ineffective staging won’t produce the desired effect. An exceptional Realtor will likely suggest, and perhaps even cover, the cost of a professional home staging consultation.

Exercise caution if your Realtor offers to choose and fund the staging. While it sounds enticing and can lure clients, many just opt for the most affordable stager. Some might even inflate this cost for you. Remember, cheaper options can result in an unappealing presentation, leading to prolonged market time, several price cuts, and mounting monthly expenses.

Often, Realtors request “light staging” or “minor fluffing,” a minimalistic approach to make a property appear staged on a budget. This strategy, which might involve sparse furniture or sporadic décor, isn’t effective. Instead of a charming home, it renders the property peculiar both online and offline.

Your best bet? Personally hire a top-tier stager. This investment, done correctly, offers maximum returns.

For tips on hiring the best home stager, refer to my article, “Five Common Mistakes Homeowners Make When Hiring a Home Stager. 

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By Mary Ann Benoit

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  1. Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article post. I
    wanted to write a little comment to support you.

  2. Excellent advice. Yup, bad home staging is a complete waste of money and effort, and good home staging is worth every penny!

  3. So important for a home stager to be part of the team. The homes will sell quicker and for more!

  4. As you know, I’m a huge fan of staging. When the client invests in staging they know it is going to be done correctly. After all, the seller should want to get the most money for their home.

    1. Thank you Sheri, so true. The seller has the greatest investment in the outcome so they should be the one making sure that investment is sound!

  5. Lots of valuable advice here! You are so right, “light staging” is not staging at all! Do it once and do it right!

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