FAQ’s


What Home Staging services do you provide?

  • Staging to sell (vacant or occupied)
  • Life transition solutions
  • Seasonal and event design services
  • …and many more!

What is the difference between Decorating and Staging?

Staging is NOT decorating. Decorating is personalizing, whereas Staging is depersonalizing a home to prepare it for the unknown buyer. That is why it’s important to hire someone with specific training on preparing a house for sale. The Accredited Staging Professional Designation™ (ASP™) is the only nationally recognized professional designation for Home Staging. When the focus of the Staging becomes about things and not your house, then you are working with a decorator and not a trained Stager. A certified ASP Stager can use existing items in a house and their own creativity to properly Stage a house for sale.

Is staging expensive?

Staging is an INVESTMENT in getting a house sold. The investment in Staging is always less than a price reduction. A certified ASP™ Stager has been trained to work with a seller’s budget and time frame to properly Stage a house. We like to ask our clients, “Can you afford NOT to Stage?” When compared with the other costs associated with the sale or purchase of a home, Staging is very reasonable. In most markets, a Staging consultation detailing what needs to be done to Stage the house for sale is less than the appraisal or a home inspection report.

Can’t I stage my own house?

Thorough cleaning, lights, flowers, and music are great for showing a house, but that is not Staging. Staging requires an objective and professional assessment of a home’s strengths and challenge areas and an action plan to help buyers fall in love with what they see. An experienced ASP Stager can help you create a success plan to get your home STAGED and SOLD!

Are there statistics about Staged homes vs. non-Staged homes?

The national average number of days on the market for a Non-Staged Home is 22 Days. The average for a Staged Home is 11 Days. That’s right: Staged Homes on average spend 50% less time on the market. A Staged home increases in selling price by 6.9% according to national averages. You can read more on some of the Staged Home selling statistics at www.stagedhomes.com.

Where does my stuff go?

If we are staging your home while you still live in it, you may need to ask a family member or friend to hold some of your items, or you may want to rent a storage space.

What is occupied staging?

This term relates to 1) using your furniture to stage your home for sale, or 2) when a home owner lives in the home while it is being staged for sale.

What happens at the initial consultation and what steps follow it?

We come to your home with a full portfolio and real samples to help us determine your style preferences. Measurements are taken of the proposed project area(s) and then an estimate is submitted to you. Once you decide to move forward with the project, we obtain a signed contract and deposit. Customized samples are brought to your home for viewing and final selection. Lighting can have a big effect on colors, so it is best to see the samples in the actual lighting of your room before it becomes part of your home.

Are you good?

We pay VERY close attention to all the details of our projects! Also, we only use professional grade products to ensure the best quality of our work. We ARE good!

What does finishing mean?

Finishing is a term that relates to final touches on any surface. Whether this means plumbing or lighting fixtures, textiles, flooring, counter tops, or hardware, finishing consultations are an important piece of what we do.

What makes Imagine Home Staging & Design different from other companies?

We strive for customer satisfaction and thrive on attention to detail in all the work we do. We train annually at the nation’s best workshops to keep up with current trends and products. We provide samples for our clients to view in their lighting to avoid possible miscommunication. We work flexible hours to match our clients schedule and we use quality products that will last. We are an experienced staging team that produces proven results we are sure you will love!

Can I do the prep work to save money?

If you are concerned about your budget or are handy and would like to do your own prep work, just let us know. We’re happy to make recommendations and providing consulting services.