Home Staging: "Staging Refresh"

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Home Stager with Home Staging For Houston

I just love reading all the wonderful ideas, suggestions and comments that come in from the new and veteran home stagers alike on this website.  I read earlier today on another blog that stagers could earn money cleaning homes during the slow times of staging work.  I think that is a wonderful idea!  I mean who can clean a home better than a home stager?  Many commented that cleaning homes just isn't their favorite thing to do and they will hire out cleaning services.  If that is in the budget, great!  However I am pretty partial to the way I clean and so that would just not be and option for me.  I add the cleaning fee in with cost of the stage if I see there is an obvious need to clean and then just do it myself.  After all,  how can a stage really be complete with out the home shining like new money in the end!  Sooo... now that I have commented on that blog, here is one other suggestion that I did not see in there:  For those who do vacant staging, one of the services we off to our clients is a "Staging Refresh".  It includes dusting, moping, general cleaning and air freshening, etc.  After the home has been on the market for a few weeks (hopefully that is not the case, but face it, it happens) offer to come in and refresh the stage for a fee.  It's a great way to stay in contact with your client and REA as well as checking back in on your work.  I have done this a few times and each time I've gone back there were things out of place and even insects taking the liberty to tour the staged home uninvited!  Yuk and what a stage killer!  I even found the AC not working once!  Needless to say the seller was very pleased with my offer and so appreciated the "Staging Refresh" service.  

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Tiffany Torgan
Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla - La Jolla, CA
Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach

Hi Rhonda, yes I think the home being clean is key! I hope it isn't too hot there for you! I just got off the phone with my parents and they said it was brutal!

Aug 04, 2010 11:40 AM #1
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Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Rhonda,

We also include coming back to a vacant home staging and checking up on things.  We straighten up, dust and vacuum if it's needed.  This service is just part of our custom staging package.

Aug 04, 2010 10:09 PM #3
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Sharon Sein
Sein Organizing Solutions & Home Staging - Feasterville Trevose, PA

Great idea Rhonda! Did you offer this as a separate service or part of a package as Barb & Linda suggested? I think refreshing a staged home is a benefit not only to the stager but also to the seller & REA.

Aug 18, 2010 04:29 PM #4
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Rhonda Conchola

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