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

Staging and Design for A More Beautiful Home
For selling faster and for more money—or for your own enjoyment.

"The cost of staging is always less than the cost of reducing the price"

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Pricing and Services

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 for Occupied Homes
$250 for up a 2 hour walk-through of your property evaluating it through a buyer's eyes, including a "Priority List of Recommendations List of Recommendations" provided at the end. Any additional time is charged at $100/hour pro-rated. We will discuss ways to get your property looking its absolute best for photos and buyer walk-throughs. 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.

Occupied Home Staging

Staging proposals for occupied homes are provided if desired 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 $1,300 to $2,000/month -- 2 month minimum -- 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. Staging additional rooms has an investment cost of approximately $500 - $1000/month depending on the size of the rooms and whether higher-end pieces are needed.

Note: Any 2 small side spaces (foyer, hallway niches, etc.) = 1 room

Outdoor rooms = $200 - $800 or more/month depending on how much furniture is needed.

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!

Speed Staging

Are you short on time? Want a quick and easy re-styling prior to selling?

Then our (typically) 2-hour "speed stagings" may be just the quick fix you need! We come to your house just one time and do a quick walk-through and then -- with your permission -- start re-arranging your furniture, art, and accessories. We move around pieces including lighter furniture and put excess items in a garage or basement, and also recommend any extra decor you may need to buy after we leave to "up" your home's style (typically pillows, bedding, towels). We also select paint colors, if you have the time and budget and need to update your home's look for better re-sale value Investment cost of this service is just $125/hour with a 2 hour minimum.

Our pricing is very competitive and we are able to provide a wide variety of furniture selections to suit all size, styles, and price points of properties. We have close relationships with several furniture rental companies, which make a consistent practice of cleaning and sterilizing all items, and give us discounts because of the volume of business we bring them, which we pass on to you.
Payment Options: We accept all major credit cards as well as checks.

Staging Services

Do you want advice on room arranging/consulting by email or text?: send me clear photos taken from each wall of your rooms and I will advise you -- in writing or by phone -- on how to arrange or re-arrange the furniture, art, and accessories and what to change/update (actual suggested selections, moodboards and e-design pictures are an additional fee of $100/hour), in preparation for listing photos or to make your rooms look better for living in? $75/room with written "to-do" list. Payment required upfront to Venmo @Amy-Bly or credit card or check made out to Great Impressions Staging.

  • Remodeling and Home Design