10 years
tel: 703-444-2366

Q: Are we going to be able to live comfortably in our home after it’s staged?

A: While we do our best to accommodate our sellers’ comfort and needs in our staging, the truth is that no home is comfortable once it’s on the market.  Generally speaking, the more uncomfortable you are the more marketable your house is!

Q: Is it possible to stage on a tight budget?

A: Absolutely!  We take a conservative approach, prioritizing our recommendations based upon your budget and current market conditions.

Q: Does the stager bring pictures, flowers, and accessories to my house?

A: No, and for good reason!  Most staging can be done beautifully using what you already have. Should your home require a few simple accessories such as towels or lamps, we believe your money is better spent purchasing with your next home in mind, as opposed to renting from a rotating inventory.

Q: Will I have to buy new furniture?

A: No.  In most cases, the homeowner’s own furniture is used for the staging.  Simply adjusting the furniture placement and accessories can have a major impact on a property’s marketability.  Our team is experienced in developing creative solutions for the following scenarios: “dated” furniture, worn furniture, mismatched furniture, and unfurnished spaces.

Q: “I have too much furniture” or “I have ugly/old furniture”…Can the stager help with this?

A: Definitely. We ask that you refrain from storing, selling, or donating furniture until after your staging appointment.  Our stagers are trained to identify the appropriate staging items from the purge-&-pack items.  Even old furniture can be “stage-worthy” with a bit of paint, cleaning, or elbow grease!

Q: Do you have contractors and vendors you can refer to help with the home improvements?

A: Absolutely!

Q: I am dreading the staging consultation. What should I expect?

A: You can expect to be treated with respect!  Our staff is gentle & empathetic.   We have all lived through staging our own homes for sale!

Q: I have young children; do I need to schedule the staging for a time when they are at daycare, school, or grandma’s house?

A: No. We have found that children cope well with the staging and selling of their home when they are included in the process. Our stagers are able to work around feedings, naps, and noise.  When our clients opt to meet without their children present, they choose to do so for their own concentration and focus.

Q: Will I need to take notes during the staging consult?

A: No. Our consultants will provide you with typewritten notes, and a copy will be sent to your Realtor®, as well.

Q: How much time should I set aside for the staging consult?

A: The consultation will last between 2 to 3 hours, depending upon your home’s size and condition.  Our office manager will advise on the amount of time needed to thoroughly assess your house.