Staging Services

Home Staging can be broken down into two general categories:

Vacant staging and Owner-Occupied Staging

Owner-occupied staging uses most of the homeowner’s current furnishings and accessories, while Vacant staging requires renting furnishings to give the space a ‘model home’ inviting look.


Why is it so important to Stage a Vacant Home?

  • People Don’t Buy Houses, They Buy Homes – Buyers want warm and inviting, not bare and sterile.
  • Without Furniture, There Is No Frame Of Reference – A good floorplan layout helps the buyers visualize where to put their things and feel home.
  • When A Room Is Kept Empty, Buyers Focus On Negative Details – We accentuate the positive architectural features of the rooms through furniture placement and accessories.
  • Only 10% of Home Buyers Can Actually Visualize the Potential of Home – Sometimes having no furnishings at all is worse than having too many!
  • Vacancy Rate Is At All-Time High – Your home needs to differentiate from all the empty homes on the market that will continue to stay there without considerable price decreases.

Perspective quote

Owner-Occupied Staging

Most owner-occupied projects begin with a consultation, where we evaluate the home’s needs for the best use of our time, however, some homeowners know that they want a Full Day of Staging.  In those cases, we forego a formal consultation and go right to scheduling a staging day.

Occupied Staging Consultation — $250

I will meet with you and discuss your goals, expectations and how to receive the maximum return on investment for your home improvement dollars.

In approximately two hours, I will review our eight-step, home staging process while walking through the home as a buyer would and gather those all-important first impressions. I will take notes and begin to form my recommendations for staging.

At the end of this time, I will go through the home with you, approaching each room as a buyer would, explain my recommendations, and provide you with a copy of your custom Mainsail Home Design Staging Report, so that you can complete the look on your own.  The Staging Report will detail the suggested cosmetic improvements, and any additional accessory purchases.  Most homes benefit most from a half or full day of staging following the consultation.

Please Note: A $50 credit will be honored when you schedule a full day of staging.


Full Day of Occupied Home Staging — $700

This service is for those homes that need a little more attention and expertise or are over 2000 square feet.

I spend a full day making dramatic transformations to your home, which were addressed during our consultation.  You won’t believe the difference a day can make!  You’ll walk away with a show-ready home, photos for your agent’s marketing efforts, and visuals of purchases you can make to complete the look.

We’ll stop just shy of a full work day in order to assess our progress.  At this time, we’ll go through the home with you and detail any additional cosmetic improvements recommended, suggested additional accessory purchases, and details on what to do in any rooms we were unable to cover.

To get top dollar, every home should go through our full day home staging transformation before being listed!

Additional staging services are available at an hourly rate of $100/hour for a more flexible arrangement. This service is available for homes that need some extra help after the initial consultation, and as individual budgets permit.