Amy Bly
Accredited Staging
Great Impressions Home Staging and Interiors, LLC
Northern New Jersey Home Staging Services

Sell Your Home Faster and For More Money:
Stage It To Make A Great Impression

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What Staging Costs – and Why It’s Worth The Modest Investment

A Home Gain Survey of realtors showed that sellers who staged their homes recovered nearly 7 times the cost of staging by getting a higher price for the sale of their home – generating a substantial ROI and more money in their pocket.

Our cost depends on the size of your home, the amount of work that needs to be done, and how you want us to help you – a consultation and list of top recommended changes/improvements (including color choices for painting) only, or staging for you using strictly what you have or using rental furniture and/or accessories and perhaps shopping for new items such as bedding and towels. .

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How We Charge:

Typical fees for home staging and suggested repairs prior to selling are 1% to 3% of the selling price of the home. I can often stage for as little as ¾ to 1 % of your home’s price.

The exact cost of staging is determined by:

  • the size of your home
  • the number of rooms to be staged
  • the amount of work needed to get your home ready for sale
  • the services you need us to perform for you

Consulting and Staging Options We Offer:

Staging Consultation
$250 for up to a 2 hour walk-through of your property looking at it through a buyer’s eyes with a “Top 10 List of Recommendations” provided at the end. We will discuss ways to get your property ready to sell faster and for more money. I provide recommendations on de-cluttering, furniture arrangements, paint colors, and inexpensive updates. I take photos and measurements to provide a proposal for a full staging of your property if you wish.

Staging Consultation with room-by-room written report
$250 for up to a 2 hour walk and talk + $75 extra for a room-by-room written report of how to style each area provided by email usually within 48 hours of my visit.

Occupied Home Staging

Staging proposals for occupied homes are provided after the initial consultation and include estimated cost of labor (based on hours we estimate we need in your home), and any rental items, such as furniture and accessories. Rental accessories typically cost $200 to $300/month, depending on your budget and your home’s needs. I can also provide a resource list and recommendations to help you sell, donate, and pack your possessions prior to staging.

If you choose to have me come back to stage, I arrange and accept delivery of any additional furniture, art, or accessories from a rental company OR I can bring in accessories from my own extensive inventory. I place all items and hang art as needed for optimal photo marketing and buyer tours, so that your home makes a great impression and stands out from the competition.

Staging and Related Services for Occupied Homes:

  • Half-day or full day staging
  • De-cluttering
  • Furniture and accessory rentals as needed
  • Shopping for bedding, towels, area rugs, or accessories for you to own
  • Professional photography

Vacant Home Staging

Did you know furnished rooms actually look larger than unfurnished rooms?

Reason: 9 out of 10 buyers cannot visualize how and what furniture will actually fit in a room, so furnishing your property for sale makes it look larger and alleviates buyer concerns about how to use rooms with with odd or small dimensions. A home furnished the right way, with the appropriate size, color, and style of items and high-end accessories, has a higher-perceived value, so the majority of staged homes sell faster, often within the first few weeks of staging. Furnishing an empty home creates an emotional connection with buyers so that your property becomes more memorable and desirable.

The typical cost to stage 3 to 4 main rooms (living room, dining room, kitchen, and master bedroom) can be anywhere from around $1,000 to $1,500/month including rental furniture, staging labor and accessories, and delivery. Larger, more expensive homes may run higher because of the need for additional, higher-end furniture that will appeal to high-end buyers.

For an exact cost estimate and proposal for your property, the vacant home preview/measuring fee is $75-$100 which is credited back when you hire us to stage, so in essence it is free!

Staging and related services for vacant homes:

  • Staging of main rooms or whole house
  • Paint color, light fixtures, hardware, tile, cabinetry, etc. selections/recommendations as needed
  • Arranging furniture and accessory rentals
  • Contractor recommendations and coordination
  • Professional photography

We keep our rates reasonable and competitive, and will do as little or as much as you would like to help you get your home ready to sell quickly!

  • Remodeling and Home Design