Why do Home Staging?

Listed below are the most highly recommended improvements a home staging professional can help a homeowner realize anywhere in the United States.

Area of Home
Average Cost
Increase in Selling Price
Average Return on Investment
% of Agents Recommended
Clean / de-clutter
Rent a storage space or sell excess items, if needed. Keep every room very clean during open homes.
$ 314
$1,486 – $1,905
439%
100%
Staging
Buy some fresh flowers, live plants and other decorations to liven up the home. Consider hiring a staging professional.
$ 461
$1,836 – $2,319
351%
99%
Yard
Hire gardener or landscaper to trim back the overgrowth and maintain yard.
$ 385
$1,467 – $1,860
332%
98%
Lighten and brighten
Replace any burnt-out bulbs and use higher wattage bulbs, if possible. Keep drapes open during the day.
$ 314
$1,121 – $1,486
315%
100%
Plumbing and electrical
Consider repairing or replacing any defective plumbing or electrical items in your home.
$ 542
$1,193 – $1,557
154%
97%
Paint interior
Repair any damaged interior walls by patching all chips, holes and cracks; then touch up or repaint interior walls with neutral color.
$ 679
$1,464 – $1,845
144%
99%
Carpeting
If carpets are only lightly soiled, shampooing and/or spot removal should suffice.
$ 692
$1,445 – $1,840
138%
99%
Flooring
Repair and refinish damaged floors, or cover with neutral-colored wall to wall carpet and note damage in your disclosure.
$ 732
$1,536 – $1,952
138%
97%
Paint exterior
Repaint or resurface the outside walls of house, as needed. Patch and repair any damaged areas.
$ 804
$1,379 – $1,748
94%
92%
Update kitchen and bath
Value by resurfacing cabinets or painting with neutral color. Replace toilet seats, dated fixtures and drawer/cabinet handles.
$ 1,820
$3,081 – $3,767
88%
90%