How to start a home staging business

How to start a home staging business

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You can increase the foot traffic and number of offers on your home, sell the home faster, and improve your bottom line by staging your home for sale. Although staging can’t make your home worth more than the market dictates and you must eventually disclose any property defects to the buyer, you might find staging your house worth the cost. In general, the pricier the home and location, the more it costs to stage the property.

Professional Staging Vs. DIY Staging

As with most home improvement projects, you can hire a professional to stage your home or do it yourself. Your time, budget and design know-how typically dictate whether you can forgo a home staging professional and take care of it on your own. Sellers spend an average of $1,800 to stage their homes, but the price can rise to several thousands of dollars, according to Bankrate. Although you can stage a home with a budget of several hundred dollars to about $1,000, this usually entails doing much of the leg work on your own.

Hourly Fees

Home stagers may charge by the hour. Professionals typically charge between $75 and $125 per hour, according to Bankrate. However, according to Staging Diva, an independent staging professional, a two-hour consultation that costs $300 is the “lower end of the industry standard.” A professional who tours your home for two hours to provide a staging plan — for which the seller actually does the labor — charges $350 and provides photos and a report, according to Bankrate.

The Estimate

Professional stagers also can charge a flat rate for staging, which includes the rental or purchase of furniture and decor, and may require you to pay for a minimum number of months. When a home is vacant and requires furnishings, the cost is usually 1 percent to 2 percent of the list price. You might cut costs by providing furnishings and accessories that already fit into the staging plan, or by offering to do much of the re-organizing, cleaning and cosmetic repairs on your own.

How to start a home staging business

Home staging is a growing field, with 38 percent of sellers’ agents saying that they stage all sellers’ homes before listing them for sale. For those sellers or realtors that don’t want to do the work themselves, that’s where professional home stagers come in.

This industry can be a particularly attractive one for design savvy individuals. It doesn’t take a huge upfront investment compared to some other business models. And there’s plenty of room for growth in the industry. So if you’re interested in starting your own home staging business, here are some tips to get you started.

How to Start a Home Staging Business

Research the Local Housing Market

Before you even set up your business, you need to understand the needs of your potential customers. If you live in a fairly affluent area, then you need to be willing to invest in items that fall into a fairly high price point. If you’re in more of a moderate income level area, then you have to be able to make homes look more appealing without spending so much that you get priced out of the market and don’t deliver any significant ROI. It can also help to understand the architectural styles and design trends that are popular in the area so you can accentuate them in your designs.

Name and License Your Business

Make it official. Choose a name that communicates your service and appeals to your target customers. Then get licensed to do business in your local community.

Choose a Specific Target Market

Aside from just serving any local homeowners, you could choose a specific target to focus on with your marketing efforts. For example, you might build a network of local flippers who you work with on investment properties. You could work with apartment building owners who want to get their units rented quickly. You could even work with those who own offices or commercial spaces.

Create a Pricing Structure

Determining your prices can be a difficult but important step. Consider your own monetary investments, the time each job is willing to take and other factors that might prove difficult, like moving furniture into upstairs units. Ideally, you’ll create a formula that lets you just plug in all of that information for each job so you can easily and quickly come up with quotes.

Formulate Client Contracts

A sound contract is key for any working agreement. Find templates online or consult with an attorney to create verbiage that fits with your specific situation.

Invest in Liability Insurance

It’s also a good idea to have some liability coverage in case you break or damage something in a client’s home. You don’t want to end up in a legal dispute or forced to pay for some expensive home repairs.

Connect with Area Realtors

One of the best and fastest ways to connect with home sellers is through their real estate agents. These realtors are equally motivated to have their houses sell quickly and at a premium price. So network with them and share your contact info so they can refer sellers to you when the opportunity arises.

Find Discount Home Decor Suppliers

Some sellers completely empty out their homes before listing them, while others could just use a little more style. Either way, you will probably need to bring in some extra decor items to fill in the spaces and make it especially attractive to potential buyers. So attend some local auctions and check out discount furniture and decor retailers in your area to build up your supplies without spending a ton of money.

Invest in Storage Space

If you purchase any large furniture pieces or even build up your collection of smaller decor pieces over time, you’ll likely need to purchase some outside storage space so that you can keep and easily access all of those pieces for future jobs.

Look into Furniture Rental Options

For jobs that require a lot of furniture, you can also look into rental options. This can be especially attractive for large homes that need pieces that don’t fit in your storage unit or trendy items that you won’t be able to use for a ton of future staging jobs.

Create a Website

Having an online presence is important for any business. But it’s especially important for a visual and emerging field like home staging. It allows potential customers to really see what you can do and understand the value you provide.

Optimize for Local Search

Customers also need to be able to actually find your website. So take care to focus on SEO and name your service area specifically throughout your website so relevant customers can find you.

Brand Your Business Carefully

Design is such an important concept for home stagers. So you need to make sure that your branding and the design of your website and marketing materials is consistent with your style and professional looking. If you’re trying to convince customers that you can make their home look elegant but you have a thrown-together look on your website, they aren’t likely to trust your design skills.

Formulate a Quick Pitch for Marketing Materials

Home staging is gaining popularity, but it still isn’t accepted by all. So make sure you have a solid pitch in your marketing materials that explains the value for customers. Consider including how fast the homes you’ve staged have sold or what type of price increase they lead to.

Create a Portfolio of Homes You’ve Staged

You also need to be able to show examples of what you can create visually. Take photos of all your work and compile it in a portfolio on your website or even in a traditional booklet format so you can show off your style potential customers.

Collect Testimonials

Another way to provide some social proof is by collecting testimonials from past customers and including them on your website and in other marketing materials.

Create an Online Content Strategy

It can also be beneficial to create an online content marketing strategy where you blog or post on social media about design, tips for selling a home and other topics that your target customers might be interested in. You can even get creative with a YouTube channel or podcast.

Do Some Local Advertising

Since your customers are probably based mainly in one geographic area, it can also be a good idea to invest in some local marketing, perhaps in a local newspaper or on some outdoor signage. You can even sponsor local events or sports teams to build some brand recognition and network with other community members.

Gather Design Inspiration

Throughout the course of running your business, design trends and the preferences of buyers are likely to change. So your style should shift along with it, since your ultimate goal is to appeal to those buyers. For that reason, it’s important to continue researching and getting inspired by new trends on Pinterest or in decor magazines.

Continue to Shop for Affordable Decor

By that same token, you also need to continue to grow your collection of decor items so that it appeals to modern homeowners. Consider hosting sales periodically so you can recycle the old and use the funds to get started with a new collection.

Home staging is more popular than ever, thanks to shows on HGTV and other media attention in recent years. This attention has made the job of a home stager so much easier — no longer do we have to sell homeowners and agents on the value of our service. Read on to see how to start a home staging business.

Since it’s already a well-known fact that buyers love staged homes, and staged homes sell for more, you don’t have to educate potential clients as to the benefits of home staging. They already know that it’s a wise investment.

This makes your job so much easier, and you can focus on running and growing your business without having to explain what home staging is as a concept. So if you want to become a home stager, the timing has never been better. (Back when I got started, it was usually like, “Home staging? Never heard of it.”)

Here is an interesting article written about a home stager. It’s from 2008 but still gives you a great look at the business. (Opens in new tab.)

How to Start a Home Staging Business

Whether you want a part-time income stream or a full-time business, home staging is an ideal option since you can get started without a lot of upfront costs.

With home staging fees starting at around $75 per hour and reaching $150 to $200 per hour, depending on your area, you can earn a substantial income even if you only take two or three jobs per month.

As a home stager, you can have control over your schedule and the hours you work. If you hate sitting in traffic, you can schedule all of your appointments so you miss rush hour. You’ll be in charge of your own schedule, your vacation time, how far and where you drive for appointments, and how many hours per week you work.

Depending on how much you already know about home staging and starting up a business, of course the first option may be to just go ahead and choose your business name and go for it. This could be the way to go if you’ve got the skills and the business know-how, and you’re comfortable with setting your fees, managing projects, and interacting with clients.

If you need to get the staging know-how before you start, there are a lot of course options for you.

Choose a Home Staging Course

One thing you can decide on is whether to get a certification as part of your start-up. Although it isn’t necessary, you may find that it helps. Certification can boost your confidence and give you an extra marketing edge. In my experience, which specific certification or credential you have is not something that clients ask.

Courses are the most common route for new stagers. With the right course, you can learn what you need to know about staging, plus get all of your how-to info for the business start-up. There are courses out there for all budgets, including the courses and optional certification that we offer here at School of Home Staging.

Our business start-up course shows you how to start your business without having to make a hefty upfront investment in furniture and accessories. You can do consultations only, or you can strictly take on jobs where you’ll be using a furniture rental company. So there’s no need to spend tens of thousands on inventory and carry the monthly expense of a storage facility the way other programs would have you do. Not everyone is in a position to make that kind of investment, or would even want to.

Check our our list of course reviews to find a program that offers the training you want in a price range you feel comfortable with.

To be completely honest, some of the most expensive ones tend to give you more information than you really need to get going. At this point you don’t need to be concerned with the tiniest details like how many inches apart the frames should be in a grouping of artwork on the wall.

Stuff like that is not going to make or break your business. When the situation arises you can always Google any of the small design-related details you need. So don’t get too wrapped up in knowing every design rule off the top of your head. This is something that can slow students down and cause anxiety about “how much there is to learn” before they get started.

It’s important to keep up your momentum when you decide to become a home stager ? keep moving ahead and don’t get bogged down with all the “what if” scenarios.

In my 12+ years as an instructor, I’ve seen this happen with students many times. There simply isn’t a program that can cover every situation that might possibly happen when you start your business, even if you devote weeks or months to studying every possible situation and solution, every rule of thumb, every formula…

Trust yourself and “Just Do It” like the ad says! Keep moving forward.

Keep Taking Action Steps

Getting your business started comes down to the same basic steps no matter which course you take.

I hope this article has been helpful and I wish you the best luck and success in becoming a professional home stager. Home staging has been very good to me and I hope you enjoy the same rewards. You can always email me if you have any questions, just go to the contact page.

By Angie Nelson

Last Updated August 3, 2020 . Disclosure: We may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked below. Details on offers may change, and you should confirm them with the company prior to taking action.

Teri Allen is the owner of Desert Home Staging and Online Staging Pro. Her small business offers not only in-person consultation and staging services, but also online services. Teri is stopping by today to share her tips for starting a home staging business from home.

As a result of starting my home staging businesses, I found that there is a whole untapped market that is in the gap between Home Staging and Interior Design businesses.

I would estimate that a good third of my business now is working with people who admittedly don’t have the talent, time or energy to furnish and/or decorate their house and want and need help, but they don’t need a full-on interior design job and they don’t want to hire an expensive designer.

What Does a Home Stager Actually Do?

How to start a home staging businessI was on a phone consultation last night for an hour looking at my client’s photos and searching online for furniture I thought she would like. I helped her decide on selections that would work with her space and preferences. She was completely stuck before our call and when done she knew exactly what she wanted and what to do next. She was so excited she didn’t want to get off the phone.

I’m working with her over the phone because she lives out of the area. She loved the job I did for her sister who has a home locally and wanted to work with me. Like my Online Staging Consultations, Decorating Consultations can easily be done over the phone with photos and internet access. This works for certain DIY clients who need help and advice but can do the legwork herself.

Onsite services vary but generally it’s either a consultation format where I spend a few hours with the homeowner giving them advice and suggestions or I do the full job of design, purchase, install and
decorate.

What Do You Need to Start a Home Decorating/Staging Service?

This is what it would take for a person to start their own home decorating service with probably less than $100 investment if they already have a cell phone, computer and internet access:

  • Natural talent and passion for decorating
  • Enjoys furniture and decor shopping and knows the best places to find things at good prices
  • Is decisive and has the ability to work fast
  • Isn’t afraid of hard work and long hours
  • Is friendly, service minded, gets along and works well with clients and vendors
  • A camera or good quality smartphone for before and after shots
  • Basic business abilities, computer skills, can budget money and time
  • A domain name that is location specific (to rank in local search results organically) and a basic website
  • The ability to market and sell their services and the initiative to find out how to do it themselves cheap
  • The ability to do a good job, earn repeat business and build a good reputation and referral base through online platforms like Yelp, Houzz, and Pinterest.
  • A toolbox filled with basic tools, picture hanging hardware, scissors, touch up sticks, and such
  • Lots of reusable shopping bags
  • A lot of money
  • Employees
  • A facility
  • Trucks
  • Equipment or
  • Professional design experience

How Much Do Home Stagers Make?

I charge by the hour, $100 for design ($300 flat for initial consultation) and $50 for shopping or flat fee by the job. The client pays for all purchases upfront or we use their credit card. I outsource all vendors, delivery, and labor and charge the client at cost sometimes with a small markup.

I really think it’s a massive untapped market “home decorating service” that caters to the needs and budgets of the middle class or average homeowner (or apartment dweller).

Yesterday I met with a Canadian couple who just bought a second home and don’t have the time or interest in furnishing it. They had an interior designer for the main home but here in the desert, they want an affordable and quick service that could furnish and decorate their new house in two weeks. I received a call a bit ago from a lady who is buying a condo who also wants help to furnish and decorate it.

Where Can You Learn More About Becoming a Home Stager?

There is no official home staging credential. The obvious skills you will need to get started include organization, a great eye for design, and color, and photography skills won’t hurt either. Your credibility will come from the quality of your work. There are a few great resources and courses available online today to help you brush up on your skills and the latest styles.

  • QC Design School offers very reputable courses in a wide variety of design fields, including home staging. Payment plans are available.

By Angie Nelson

Last Updated August 3, 2020 . Disclosure: We may receive compensation if you sign up for or purchase products linked below. Details on offers may change, and you should confirm them with the company prior to taking action.

Teri Allen is the owner of Desert Home Staging and Online Staging Pro. Her small business offers not only in-person consultation and staging services, but also online services. Teri is stopping by today to share her tips for starting a home staging business from home.

As a result of starting my home staging businesses, I found that there is a whole untapped market that is in the gap between Home Staging and Interior Design businesses.

I would estimate that a good third of my business now is working with people who admittedly don’t have the talent, time or energy to furnish and/or decorate their house and want and need help, but they don’t need a full-on interior design job and they don’t want to hire an expensive designer.

What Does a Home Stager Actually Do?

How to start a home staging businessI was on a phone consultation last night for an hour looking at my client’s photos and searching online for furniture I thought she would like. I helped her decide on selections that would work with her space and preferences. She was completely stuck before our call and when done she knew exactly what she wanted and what to do next. She was so excited she didn’t want to get off the phone.

I’m working with her over the phone because she lives out of the area. She loved the job I did for her sister who has a home locally and wanted to work with me. Like my Online Staging Consultations, Decorating Consultations can easily be done over the phone with photos and internet access. This works for certain DIY clients who need help and advice but can do the legwork herself.

Onsite services vary but generally it’s either a consultation format where I spend a few hours with the homeowner giving them advice and suggestions or I do the full job of design, purchase, install and
decorate.

What Do You Need to Start a Home Decorating/Staging Service?

This is what it would take for a person to start their own home decorating service with probably less than $100 investment if they already have a cell phone, computer and internet access:

  • Natural talent and passion for decorating
  • Enjoys furniture and decor shopping and knows the best places to find things at good prices
  • Is decisive and has the ability to work fast
  • Isn’t afraid of hard work and long hours
  • Is friendly, service minded, gets along and works well with clients and vendors
  • A camera or good quality smartphone for before and after shots
  • Basic business abilities, computer skills, can budget money and time
  • A domain name that is location specific (to rank in local search results organically) and a basic website
  • The ability to market and sell their services and the initiative to find out how to do it themselves cheap
  • The ability to do a good job, earn repeat business and build a good reputation and referral base through online platforms like Yelp, Houzz, and Pinterest.
  • A toolbox filled with basic tools, picture hanging hardware, scissors, touch up sticks, and such
  • Lots of reusable shopping bags
  • A lot of money
  • Employees
  • A facility
  • Trucks
  • Equipment or
  • Professional design experience

How Much Do Home Stagers Make?

I charge by the hour, $100 for design ($300 flat for initial consultation) and $50 for shopping or flat fee by the job. The client pays for all purchases upfront or we use their credit card. I outsource all vendors, delivery, and labor and charge the client at cost sometimes with a small markup.

I really think it’s a massive untapped market “home decorating service” that caters to the needs and budgets of the middle class or average homeowner (or apartment dweller).

Yesterday I met with a Canadian couple who just bought a second home and don’t have the time or interest in furnishing it. They had an interior designer for the main home but here in the desert, they want an affordable and quick service that could furnish and decorate their new house in two weeks. I received a call a bit ago from a lady who is buying a condo who also wants help to furnish and decorate it.

Where Can You Learn More About Becoming a Home Stager?

There is no official home staging credential. The obvious skills you will need to get started include organization, a great eye for design, and color, and photography skills won’t hurt either. Your credibility will come from the quality of your work. There are a few great resources and courses available online today to help you brush up on your skills and the latest styles.

  • QC Design School offers very reputable courses in a wide variety of design fields, including home staging. Payment plans are available.

How to start a home staging business

Do you love decorating but don’t want to bother with a degree in design? Go into decorating sales. Starting your own home decor business can be a fun and financially rewarding way to dabble in interior decorating.

There are several do-it-from-home direct sales companies that focus on decorating and design. Starting with one of these companies can be a good way for beginners to break into the decor sales business. Going through a direct sales company means that there are little risk and start-up costs for you, and most of the inventory, overhead, and paperwork is taken care of by someone else.

Below is a sampling of companies that offer home decor independent sales. There are also many direct-sale business opportunities that offer more specific items for the home, such as candles, baskets, knives, and cookware. And don’t forget about home service business opportunities, such as faux finishing, decorating, painting, cleaning, and home staging.

  • At Home America: At Home America features casual, country-style home decor items from candles to tabletop to organizing.
  • Celebrating Home: Celebrating Home offers a vast selection of traditional-style home decor and accessories along with garden and patio accents.
  • Linen World: Linen World focuses on all types of home products, from sheets to kitchen tools.
  • Princess House: Princess House features home decor, food, serving and kitchen items.
  • Signature Home Styles: Signature Home Styles offers a wide variety of home accessories and decor, from traditional to contemporary.

How to Decide If Decor Sales Is for You

First off, self-motivation is key to running any home-based business effectively.

Know that you will be working your own hours, considering that most home decor sales parties take place in the evenings and on weekends. Are you willing to commit to nontraditional hours?

Now, you can’t look at decor as strictly a job. Your enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for your products will show, so choose your products wisely.

Lastly, can you sell to others without buying for yourself? Note if you spend all your profits on your products, you won’t make any money. Be careful not to purchase anything you don’t truly need.

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How to start a home staging business

A home staging business beats out an interior design business when you’re looking for what type of business to start. It’s important to know that as a home stager you can also offer interior redesign services and color consulting, much like many interior designers do.

People who have just spent 4 years studying interior design at college might not like reading this, but if your goal is using your creative and decorating talents to earn a living, a home staging business is a much easier path to take than opening an interior design firm.

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Home Staging Business is Easier to Start

You can’t call yourself an Interior Designer unless you’ve completed a recognized college degree in interior design. This can take you 4 years and thousands of dollars to complete.

There is no such requirement to call yourself a home stager or decorator. These are completely unregulated fields, with no official credentials.

2. Larger Market for Home Staging and Redesign

The vast majority of people would never dream of hiring an interior designer. They believe this is something celebrities and millionaires do. They worry that an interior designer will recommend expensive renovations and force them to replace all their furniture. That’s what they see on all those home makeover TV shows. Plus, decorating magazines rarely feature average homes their readers can relate to, instead they showcase million dollar properties most of us can only dream about.

In other words, the media reinforce the idea that interior design is only for the very wealthy. Home staging and interior redesign, on the other hand, appeal to a much wider market.

Someone who wouldn’t have thought of hiring an interior designer will contact a home stager when they want to make more money when they sell their home. They rightly expect a financial return on their investment in home staging. Home staging is an investment, rather than an expense.

Even when I’m not promoting my interior redesign or color consultation services, I find people contact me for that. They’ll say, “I’m not moving right now, but I’m hoping you can help me enjoy my home more in the meantime. I don’t want to replace everything and I’m sure as a home stager you can show me how to reuse what I already have in better ways.”

3. Home Staging Business Offers Greater Creative Freedom

When I started my home staging business in 2002, I was worried that it wouldn’t offer me enough creative freedom. I knew I’d often be working with what a client already has.

What I discovered to my great surprise is that home staging actually offers me more creative freedom. My clients aren’t worried that they have to live with my choices, so they let me do what I want as long as it fits their budget and time constraints.

I’ve done tons of interior redesign and color consulting projects for people who aren’t moving. With these clients it’s all about what they will be comfortable living with, and rightly so.

They can take months to decide which dining room furniture to buy, or they might follow my recommendations and then add something else that clashes with everything we’ve done! It’s their home, so I can’t tell them it’s “gotta go!” It just means I won’t be taking those “after” shots for my portfolio!

4. Home Staging Business Doesn’t Require Drawing Skill

I really admire those Interior Designers who do a detailed sketch of what the renovations or new furniture will look like. These are needed to sell the client on all the money they’re going to spend and what the end result will be.

I have no idea how to do that, though I’m sure I’d be better at it if I spent 4 years at college perfecting that skill.

I’ve done hundreds of homes and I’ve never had to do a drawing for my client. For my home staging clients who have vacant homes, I draw a very messy floor plan of my own because they won’t ever see it. It’s just a quick freehand drawing of the room’s walls with measurements and I note the location of windows and doors to help me with furniture placement. I don’t actually draw any of the furniture, except perhaps rough rectangles to note what furniture I’m planning on sourcing.

For my interior redesign clients, I might bring in samples of tiles, carpet or flooring and paint swatches to show how everything goes together, but I never actually give them a drawing or computer rendering of the finished room. When I’m recommending furniture purchases, I show them photos or meet them in the actual store so they can see the items in person.

5. Home Staging Business Offers Faster Profits

Interior design projects tend to take longer because of renovations and new furniture purchases. Despite what you see on TV where an entire home can be built in a weekend, in the real world it takes months to line up contractors and tradespeople and get all the work completed.

It’s a rare furniture store that has what you need in stock (unless you’re buying the floor samples), most make you wait months for delivery after ordering.

Many home staging, interior redesign and color consulting projects can be completed in a day or two. That means you get in, provide your advice/do the work, and get out with your money quickly.

Since you don’t have to invest in any of your own inventory (when you follow the business model I teach in the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program), you can be making a profit from your very first home staging client.

Many of my students, like Holly Battaglia for example, make enough from their very first client to pay for all of their training and make a profit too.

While it’s not necessary to study interior design to be a home stager, I do have graduates who are already interior designers when they take my program. Many of them are looking for a way to recession proof their interior design business by adding home staging services!

What do you think?

Whether you’re a home stager, interior designer or just thinking of entering these fields, I’d love for you to share your thoughts and questions in the comment section below.

Debra Gould, The Staging Diva®
President, Voice of Possibility Group Inc.

Debra Gould knows how to make money as a home stager and she developed the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program to teach others how to earn a living doing something they love.

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