Our Top 10 Frequently Asked Luxury Home Staging Questions

Elizabeth Erin Designs Home Staging, Interior Design, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized

What does the average home staging cost?

On average we would say $3,000-$5,000, based off our staging pricing. Our investment base starts at $3,120, which includes the main spaces we strongly believe need to be staged (Kitchen, Living, Dining, Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom). More times than not this is the package that most of our clients choose.

What is the difference between luxury home staging and home staging?

A question that we get asked all the time! The short answer, better quality AND quantity. Luxury is typically a higher price range that has that wow factor. It just grabs your attention. We explained this a little more in a recent Katie’s Corner blog. CLICK HERE to read more. 

How quickly can you come stage my property?

Honestly, it just depends on the time of the year in the market. During peeks of the season we could be pushed a little further back, but on average we say to plan for two weeks from the date of the signed contract and received payment.

My Realtor staged my last home, why do I need to hire you?

We love this question! We are just like any other professional in their area of expertise. You can go to your neighbor to ask for plumbing advice, but when you want the ease of mind knowing that the job is being done right you call the expert! That’s us!

What are your go-to paint color recommendations?

Oh my goodness there are so many! A couple I have been recommending lately for some simple light grays are Benjamin Moore’s Light Pewter (1464) and Classic Gray (1548). And following those blue and green trending accent colors, Sherwin William’s Underseas (6214) and Coastal Plain (6192).

If I hire you, how much input can I have on the items that come into my listing?

We love hands-on clients and collaboration! If you have some thoughts, I am definitely all ears when it comes to what we bring into your listing. Realtors, you especially! All of your insight on the market and potential buyers is crucial in our staging designs. In the end though, EED will make the final call on will showcase your property in the best light.

What if I don’t like the items that you bring into my listing?

I have a hard time believing this, though it is a pretty regular question we get asked when potential clients are inquiring about our luxury staging services. Ultimately, the answer is that we would highly suggest leaving the staged properties exactly how we left them. There is a reason and a science behind the way we stage, and we want to keep that design intact. However, if you do bring up a serious problem with your staging for some reason we will work together to find an appropriate solution!

Do you have recommendations for someone to help with my to-do list before selling?

Absolutely! We have our tried and true list of subcontractors that we swear by. With over 16 years in business, we have been through several different companies, and have a great recommendation for anything from cabinets and countertops, to painters and contractors. Shoot us an email at office@elizabetherindesigns.com and we can send you a digital copy of our subcontractors list with all of their contact information!

What do we do if we will be living in the home while it is on the market?

We would get a Luxury Verbal Consultation scheduled with you and one of our designers. Unfortunately we do not offer physical stagings for occupied homes. There are too many unforeseen circumstances and “what-ifs” for us to offer this. Instead, we will meet with you at your listing and give you all of our tips and tricks for how you can stage your property yourself, with our expert suggestions.

Can I stage just a few rooms or do I have to stage the whole house?

We stage as many rooms as you want! The great thing about owning our own inventory is that we don’t have to wait for furniture to become available, or be limited by what is in stock. As I previously mentioned, many of our clients choose to stick with our base investment package that includes the main spaces that buyers are looking at (Kitchen, Living, Dining, Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom). However, it is also quite common for one or two additional rooms to be added because of an office in the front of the house or a sunroom in the back. Most of the time we leave whole house stagings for show homes, though we have done a few for homes that just really needed to stand out from the rest of the market.

Have a question about our luxury home staging service that we didn’t answer? Let us know what it is! Shoot us an email at office@elizabetherindesigns.com with your question, or message us on any of our social media platforms and we will get right back to you! But don’t forget to come back in two weeks for more Katie’s Corner blogs like Why Utilizing Staging and Photography Will Increase Showings Now! and Selling Your House In 2021? 7 Things You Need To Know Now To Be Market Ready!, where we talk all the ins and outs of luxury home staging.

Until next time!