Find a home stager in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Find home stagers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Find home stagers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Find home stagers in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Top 10 staging companies in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Homeowners agree: these Rancho Santa Margarita home stagers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Staged And Sold

Staged And Sold

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
10+ years in business
Serves Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
We are actual interior designers who have a gift with home staging and interior designer. We create beautiful spaces to show buyers what they can't see.
Mendez Manor

Mendez Manor

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Hi I'm Nicole Mendez! My goal is to offer inspiration, motivation, practical solutions and become your “Go-To-Girl” for design advice and home decor tips. With my online interior design (e-design) services I'm able to help my clients create a professional level of design throughout their home. My team and I will work within your budget & preferences to create a cohesive design plan tailored to your style. I will stick with you for guidance and consultation as you bring your design to life.
Mike Buttler (Realtor @ Think Boutiq Real Estate)

Mike Buttler (Realtor @ Think Boutiq Real Estate)

5.0(2)
7+ years in business
Serves Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Yong I. says, "I am a newer real estate investor and Mike was one of the first agents that I started working with in 2019. I find that Mike is honest and reliable. He really works to help me find what I'm looking for. I have yet to close on an investment property with him but it's not for the lack of his trying. I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a trustworthy agent who is willing to think outside of the box. I look forward to my working relationship with Mike." Read more
An Intimate Place / B.u. Designs

An Intimate Place / B.u. Designs

New on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
I design with YOU IN MIND. An Intimate Place/BU Designs ​provides the best intimate quality service that you deserve, whether it's designing your home, planning your event/party or dressing you from head to toe, you will definitely be styled and designed for better living. Thanks for visiting my site, looking forward to making your life and spaces, "An Intimate Place". I am Design. Design is so much more than making things beautiful, it's also about the design spirit that you bring into the home. I Design down to the smallest detail and ensure that your design is tweaked to perfection. Your home should be a direct reflection of who you are or...
Abodwell Interior Design

Abodwell Interior Design

5.0(1)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Lisa G. says, "Brittney was very easy to work with. She really listened to me with what I wanted and did an amazing job! She is extremely creative and talented at design. Wow! I highly recommend her to everyone." Read more

Your Home Staging questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does home staging cost?

Home staging costs $1,500 to $4,000 on average for a standard home, depending on the home size and style, local market, and whether the home requires rental furniture. 

  • The cost to stage a house with your own furniture is $1,000 to $3,000.
  • In comparison, staging an empty house with rented furniture can cost $3,000 to $6,000+.

Most home staging contracts run for 30 days. Extended the contract costs another 10% to 30% of the initial contract fee for each additional 30-day period. For example, if the initial staging costs $4,000 and the house does not sell within the first 30 days, you'll face additional fees of $400 to $1,200 for each 30-day extension.

What is home staging?

Home staging involves preparing your home for sale by making it appealing and inviting to buyers. Staging includes strategically arranging furniture, accessories, and décor to give the home an up-to-date and attractive style.

Professional home stagers have the knowledge and skills to arrange the décor in ways that accentuate your home's best features while downplaying aspects that might turn off potential buyers. Stagers also removes most personal items from your home, which helps buyers to envision how the home will look with their own personal touches and style.

Is home staging worth it?

Studies from several real estate associations have shown that home staging is worth the investment. Professionally staged homes sell for a higher price than non-staged homes and spend less time on the market.

According to the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP), staged homes sell for an average of 6% to 12% more than the list price, with some staged homes selling for 20% more.

The National Association of REALTORS® 2023 Profile of Home Staging also highlights some of the benefits of home staging:

  • 34% of buyers increased their offer on a staged home, with some offers increasing by over 10%.
  • 48% of staged homes spent less time on the market than non-staged homes.
  • 81% of buyer's agents said home staging made it easier for buyers to visualize the property as their future home.
  • 40% of potential buyers were convinced to book a showing after seeing photos of a staged house online.

Who pays for home staging?

The seller typically pays for home staging. Most realtors do not cover the cost of staging. However, some realtors may be willing to cover the cost of the service in exchange for a higher commission on the sale price.

Are home staging costs tax deductible?

Yes, home staging costs are tax deductible if the house sells. The IRS considers the cost to stage a house qualifies as an advertising expense. However, if your home does not sell and is taken off the market, you cannot deduct the home staging costs.

Why is home staging so expensive?

Home staging is expensive because it often requires renting furniture and bringing in décor and accessories to maximize your home's visual appeal. The staging company may need to rent the furniture for 30 days or more, depending on how long your home remains on the market.

A professional home stager must also be familiar with the local market, understand what appeals to likely buyers for your home, and be current on the latest design trends.

Staging can increase your home's sale price and help it sell more quickly, so professional staging is often worth the added cost.

Can I stage an empty house?

Yes, you can stage an empty house. In fact, staging a vacant home often increases the sale price because it helps buyers to more easily envision themselves living in a fully furnished space.

What questions should I ask home staging companies?

When evaluating professional home stagers near you, ask these important questions:

  • How long have you been staging homes?
  • What experience do you have staging homes in my local market?
  • Are you certified by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) or the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).
  • Can you provide references?
  • Do you have a photos of your past home staging work?
  • What is your approach to home staging?
  • Do you offer an initial consultation, and if so, how much do you charge?
  • Which services are included in the staging fee?
  • Do you offer any add-on services for an extra fee?
  • Do you provide partial-home staging services for only specific rooms?
  • Do you provide furniture and décor, or will I need to rent those items separately?
  • Can you work with my existing furniture and décor, or will I need to remove everything from my home?

How can I find the best home staging company near me?

Professional staging can boost your home's sale price and decrease the time it spends on the market. To ensure you make the most of your investment, follow these tips to find the best home staging companies near you:

  • Get quotes from at least 3 home staging companies with experience working in your local real estate market.
  • Ask your realtor to recommend staging companies they've worked with successfully in the past.
  • Choose a home stager certified by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) or the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP).
  • Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Get a written contract that details the staging services included in the fee and any potential extra costs that could come up.

Reviews for Rancho Santa Margarita staging companies

Recent success stories from people in the Rancho Santa Margarita area.
Rhonda H.
Mike went above and beyond in finding me a great deal on a off market property. When faced with difficulties he never gave up and now I’m in my dream home. He always tried hard to negotiate everything I wanted in my house deal with lots of success. He was a pleasure to work with. Thanks to his amazing and fearless negotiation skills I had equity in my house by the end of purchase. Mike is the best realtor in the business. Even after I completed my home purchase, he is still available to help with any loose ends. He will save you tons of money and still get you everything you want. I refer him to all my friends and family without hesitation.
Mike Buttler (Realtor @ Think Boutiq Real Estate)
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