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Home Stager Listed As #1 Emerging Jobs By CareerBuilder.com

Home Stager with Carolina Spaces, LLC

Here is the pasted article:

1. Home stager
The real-estate market is not what it used to be and homes are taking longer to sell. Potential buyers usually decide how much they like a property by picturing their own possessions in the house. That's not always easy if the home is cluttered with unattractive décor and furnishings. House stagers work with real-estate agents and their clients to improve the appearance of a home and make it more appealing for potential buyers.
Industry umbrella: Interior design
Job growth: N/A
Salary: Most stagers are self-employed and set their own fees. Prices may vary from $75 for an initial consultation to $500 for staging an entire house.

Any publicity is usually good publicity, but where did their salary figures come from - HGTV shows??  Or non-trained, inexperienced hobby stagers??  I think CareerBuilder.com needs to print a correction!

Joan Inglis, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP


Comments (5)

Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

I wish I could get a house stagged for $500. 

Aug 02, 2009 05:57 PM
Diana Young
Staging Seattle, King & Snohomish Counties - Edmonds, WA

Hi Joan,  They must be talking about an occupied home being staged for $500. 

Aug 03, 2009 07:41 AM
Joan Inglis
Carolina Spaces, LLC - Lake Wylie, SC

Nationwide average for ASP-staged occupied homes is $3800.00.  Maybe one room for $500.

Aug 03, 2009 09:08 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

If $3800 is the average for staging an occupied home, I'd like to have some of that business!  Probably somewhere between the $500 figure and the high one, lies the truth.  These "figures" are very misleading, since it's never explained if they include just the staging fee or do they include rental of accessories, and if so, for how long ....

Aug 03, 2009 05:35 PM
Laura Sampson
Happy Home Stager, LLC - Clermont, FL
Principal Stylist, CEP Trainer

$75 for a consultation?  Is that for a written consultation?  My written consultations take approx. 2.5 hrs and 1 hr drive round trip so @ $75 it would break out @ gas - $5, collateral $5, pics $3 = $62 left  So $25 per hour and that doesn't include the 1 hr min followup!

I.m glad to see a better understanding of the importance of our role in Real Estate and the renewed interest.  My hope is that there will be some regulation within our trade so that the variance in pricing structure won't exist and that we will get the job on merit.

Thanks for the topic!


Aug 06, 2009 08:29 AM