OUR STAGING PROCESS
You may have worked with “stagers” in the past – there are many hobbyists, part-time stagers, and “wannabes” – but staging today requires a different level of organization, professionalism, and most importantly education and training. This is our point of differentiation. We have invested heavily in inventory and infrastructure to provide a high-quality end product.
Our years of work in advertising, sales, and technology, as well as being entrepreneurs, afford us the professionalism and client service culture to design and deliver the services our clients want.
Education and training in interior architecture, interior design, home staging, and color mastery provide us insights in trends, the right inventory for our market, and the fine touch of visually leading a buyer through a home’s best features.
We use state of the art inventory management, planning apps, and other technology to make working with us easier, more efficient, and simple. We are fully licensed and insured to provide our services and protect our clients.
Walkthrough and Estimate
Following the initial consultation, we will typically visit your listing or home, photograph it and take any measurements we may need to complete the estimate (note: a walkthrough is mandatory for occupied staging). Generally, we access homes via a lockbox provided to us by an agent, however, we are happy to arrange to meet an agent or homeowner in-person (we require the following of COVID-19 safety measures, including mask-wearing by all individuals and 6 feet of social distancing). Once the walkthrough is complete, We will provide you with a detailed estimate within 24-48 hours.
Schedule and Deposit
Once we have an approved estimate, a staging appointment is tentatively scheduled based on our soonest availability (or for the requested date, should it be more than 2 weeks out). To secure/confirm the date, a deposit equaling 10% of the total cost is required and will be invoiced via PayPal (may be paid via PayPal, credit card, or check).
Payment is due within 24 hours.
Once the deposit is paid, we will provide a formal agreement via email, which can be signed electronically. The remaining cost will be invoiced via PayPal on the staging date and payment is due same-day (may be made via credit card, PayPal, Venmo, or check).
If we are working with a concierge service through a broker, this must be specified during the estimate stage.
Agreement and Final Payment
We load the truck the morning of your staging and typically arrive at 11:30 am. We are usually finished by 4 pm, however, homes over 3,000 square feet may take longer. You will be advised if we expect this to be the case. We should be the last people in the home before the photographer, as items and furniture may not be moved or handled by anyone but our team.
Once a sale has had all contingencies removed, or at the direction of the agent, we remove all of the staging pieces. This typically takes 3 hours, depending on the size of the home.