Stagers, have you asked agents or office managers if you could present some staging info to their team and been told that they "think their office already has a staging partner"?
Well, I've had this happen a few times and each time I want to shout that if you "think you do, then you don't!" It is like hearing my kids say they "think they brushed their teeth." This clearly means that they have no current relationship with the toothbrush and that their morning breath could make your hair curl if you get too close. Saying you "think" means that you know you are supposed to, but you just haven't gotten around to it. There is no meaningful relationship with either the stager or the toothbrush. There are no positive results, and in fact, both the agent and kid can expect some possible depreciation.
I've had agents tell me that they were going to check to see if they had a staging partner and get back with me in a few weeks. This clearly says that they haven't worked with the stager or even know that person's name. Our agent partners not only know our names, but they talk with us each week, meet us for coffee, have us run estimates, complete consultations or full service stagings, re-photograph problem properties, and call us with the great news that another property is under contract. We are part of their needed alliance that gets results.
Our partner agents depend on us to gently tell their sellers that style changes need to be made. They depend on us to do whatever is necessary to make their listing look its best. They know we appreciate all of the hoops they have to jump through to get the listing and then to keep the whole thing from falling apart during the closing process. Getting the house ready for the market is just something they shouldn't have to deal with. They know us and know that we'll deliver kid glove/TLC service to their sellers, all-the-while making them look like heroes. While we are getting the seller to edit rooms and neutralize wall color they are down the street getting the next listing.
They know they can call us anytime and that we are checking our email at midnight. They know we'll give them the very best price on each service and if some client just has to talk us down on price that we'll probably agree because we want the listing to sell for the benefit of the whole team.
So, if you have to check to see if you have a staging partner, then I guess that means you don't know what the above relationship feels like. But, just like that toothbrush, stagers are available and able to help you get results.