Simply Designed

Home Staging FAQ

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions about Home Staging


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What is Home Staging?

Home Staging is creating a stylish, welcoming home interior that gives the emotional ‘pull’ to the buyer so they can see themselves living in the home and understand the intended function of each space.

There’s just enough furnishings and décor…not a lonely, empty house and not a home that’s filled to the brim with the seller’s stuff.


Is it really necessary to stage a home for sale?

Yes! I have been in hundreds of homes as an Interior Decorator, Home Stager and Realtor, and there is always a benefit to having an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) help prepare the home for sale.

As a Home Stager I am not attached to the home in any way, so I have no emotional memories, collections, love of the space, etc. and can see the home as it should be presented to a prospective buyer. Most sellers are not able to do that!


How much does Home Staging cost?

The cost to stage a home varies, depending on how much hands-on the seller is willing or able to do. For as little as $100 I will walk a seller through every step needed to stage their home to sell!

I offer several services from there, up to and including the staging of a vacant home. The cost for Vacant Home Staging varies with the size of home and how many rooms will be staged. For a 2,500 sq.ft. home, the average seller investment is approximately $1,800 plus the cost of the first two months of furniture inventory rental, to stage the main living areas (typically a Living area, Dining area, Office/Den, Kitchen and Nook) and the Master Bedroom suite.

Contact me for a no cost, no obligation Home Staging estimate, as you’ll most likely spend less money on staging than the cost of a price reduction on your home!


How long does it take to stage a home?

The typical home staging project can be completed in 1 to 2 days, depending upon the size of the home and the scope of the project.


I am living in my home that is for sale. Why would I want to consider Home Staging services?

When you live in a home it’s almost impossible to see it in a neutral way…you are so accustomed to seeing certain things in a particular place that you don’t even notice them.

By using the services of an Accredited Staging Professional, your home will be prepared for sale in a way that a prospective buyer doesn’t have to look through all of your ‘stuff’ to see themselves living there. (You have to pack your things in order to move anyway, so you may as well get started now!) The result is a quicker sale for a better price!


Don’t all staged homes look alike?

Not at all! A home that is professionally staged by Simply Designed will be ‘Staged with Style’. No cookie cutter looks with my home staging services.

I style a home based on the design of the home both inside and outside, the view, layout and the feel of the home. The result will be a home interior that is stylish and memorable, so a prospective buyer will feel welcome, comfortable and see themselves living there!


Do I have to sign a contract to have my home professionally staged?

We will sign an agreement before the Home Staging project begins. It will detail each room being staged, the overall style of the staging and the obligation of both the seller and the staging company. It’s simple and painless :)


Can I do some of the work myself to save on the cost of Home Staging?

Absolutely! I offer home staging services in a variety of ways, including programs for the Do-It-Yourself seller who wants to save on the cost of their Owner occupied home, and has the time/ability to do the project themselves. I’ll provide a written plan for you, including photos, to help guide you through each step of the process.


What cities and areas does your company stage in?

I offer Home Staging services throughout the Greater Fort Myers area, including Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Estero, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs’ Naples and Punta Gorda. If your home is located in another area please contact me to discuss the project, as I will do a home staging project outside of this area.


How do I set up an appointment for a no-cost, no-obligation Home Staging proposal?

It’s simple, just complete the form below or call me at 239-222-7879. I’m looking forward to hearing from you! 

Please note that at this time I am accepting limited requests for new Home Staging Projects.


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