What you need to know Before you hire a Home Stager

Home Stager with Set The Stage

Home Staging is a non-regulated industry. Keeping this in mind - Professional Home Stagers DO NOT require licensing and there is no legally recognized certification or accreditation. If a Home Staging professional claims to be accredited, it is simply a misleading use of words / marketing strategy. Cheryl Reynen, President of Set the Stage; is a Staging Diva Graduate and has undergone extensive training along with 3 years experience.

There is no such 'home staging' license that would govern any home staging professional by specific home staging laws or regulations within Canada. Professional Home staging is a new industry within the real estate industry and as time goes on and the industry grows we anticipate the legal licensing coming into the industry.

Research the home staging professional of your choice with as much information as you can, check references and review the portfolio. try to make sure the images in the portfolio are of actual homes the stager has personally completed and not just 'stock' photography purchased online. Lastly - get everything in writing! all agreements for services should be documented in writing along with the costs to be paid by the client, to eliminate surprise fees etc.

Comments (1)

Bob Sloop, Consultant, Indianapolis, IN
RS Mortgage Consulting - Indianapolis, IN
Cheryl, I love reading staging posts, and yours is good sound advice, thanks for sharing.
Feb 20, 2007 11:41 PM