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How Far in Advance Should I book Home Staging?

Home staging is the art of preparing and beautifying a home for sale, creating an environment that appeals to a broad range of potential buyers. It involves a mix of design, psychology, and property market insight. The aim is to present the property in such a way that it entices visitors, evokes emotions, and ultimately, results in a sale.


However, like any intricate process, quality home staging requires time and planning.


Why is early booking crucial?


Quality Takes Time: As with any form of art or design, staging a home isn’t something done hastily. To curate the perfect look that resonates with potential buyers, home stagers need time to plan, select, and arrange the right pieces.

Inventory Management: Professional home stagers have a variety of furniture, accessories, and decor items to suit different styles and spaces. Advance notice allows us to ensure the items that suit your property the best are available and not reserved for other projects.

Research and Analysis: A good stager will follow market trends, understand what buyers in the area are looking for, and adapt their strategies accordingly. This research takes time but is crucial for your staging success.

Flexibility in Scheduling: The home staging industry, especially in thriving property markets, can be quite busy. By booking in advance, you ensure that you have your preferred date locked in, avoiding any potential scheduling conflicts.





So, how far in advance should you book?


Ideally, providing at least 2 to 4 weeks notice is recommended. Here’s why:

Initial Consultation and Assessment:

Once you’ve decided to stage your home, the first step involves a consultation with one of our stylists. This gives us an understanding of your home’s layout, any existing furnishings you’d like us to work with, and the overall vibe of your property. Depending on the size and condition of the house, this initial assessment usually takes around an hour.

Designing the Blueprint:

After understanding the home’s nuances, we can then start a design plan. We’ll decide on themes, colours, furniture, and decorative elements. This conceptual phase can take a few days, as it involves brainstorming and often, team discussions.

Procuring and Prepping:

Post design, we’ll start gathering the necessary items. Sometimes, it might involve ordering specific pieces that align with the design vision. Again, sometimes a few days or even weeks may need to be allowed for delivery timeframes.

The Actual Staging:

The final step – the physical staging – can vary in duration. A small apartment might only need a day, while a large home could take several days, even up to a full week, especially if it involves detailed setups in multiple rooms.

Buffer Time:

Lastly, having a buffer is always beneficial. In case of unexpected challenges, like a piece of furniture not fitting or a decor item breaking, we ideally prefer a little leeway to enable us to adapt and modify the plan.


In Conclusion

Home staging, when done right, can significantly boost the appeal of your property. To ensure the process is smooth and the outcome is stellar, it’s imperative to give your professional home stager adequate time to work their magic. Booking at least 2 to 4 weeks in advance not only increases your chance of availability but also ensures a meticulous and well-thought-out transformation of your home.


If you'd like a free consultation to discuss your property's home staging needs, we'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch!

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