• Home Staging,  Seller Info

    What is the Cost of Professional Home Staging?

    Staging is what you do after you’ve cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it’s all about dressing the house for sale.  It should be done BEFORE taking the Professional Photographs and placing the home officially on the MLS. What is the Cost? Well, that is a good question.   A major cost of Professional Home Staging would be the cost of NOT doing it!  What?   I have seen situations though where the home was Staged AFTER having been placed on the market and the home sitting on the market for several weeks.   That also costs more $$$.   Then you have to redo the photographs and have the photos reposted on the…

  • Home Staging,  Seller Info,  Tax Deductibility

    Are Home Staging Costs Tax Deductible?

    Savvy home sellers and Real Estate Agents understand that in order to get offers and top dollar for their listings in the least amount of time, they need to professionally prepare homes with a professional Home Stager. Current statistics continue to show that Staged homes sell faster and for more than comparable homes on the market. Selling faster actually saves the homeowner money in the long run and they will likely make those dollars back on the sale. As an Accredited Staging Professional® with Stellar Staging Group, I have been informed that the cost of Staging®, may be tax deductible. Barb Schwarz, ASPM®, IASHP® and The Creator of Home Staging®,…