Find a home stager in Oak Lawn, IL

Find home stagers in Oak Lawn, IL

Find home stagers in Oak Lawn, IL

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Find home stagers in Oak Lawn, IL

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Top 10 staging companies in Oak Lawn, IL

Homeowners agree: these Oak Lawn home stagers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
D & D Interior Designs

D & D Interior Designs

New on HomeGuide
34+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Creating in my own home and it lead to doing work family and friends. I've had this passion since I was a kid anything asked of me from sewing to just putting together a bedroom set I loved doing.
First Call Freight And Haul LLC

First Call Freight And Haul LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Gregory B. says, "Showed up on time ready to work. Would recommend them!" Read more
Db Design+

Db Design+

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on HomeGuide
6+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Krista E. says, "Dana is amazing to work with. She is professional and highly organized. She has a great eye and has already made several contributions that has transformed our apartment in Chicago, working within a strict budget. So far we have worked on installing a barn door over the bedroom doorway, kitchen island, and upgrading our back splash. There are other projects we intend to work with her on in the future (upgrading: kitchen cabinets, counter tops, kitchen appliances, closet doors, and wood floors). She will also be assisting us with decorating the kitchen, living room, bedroom, and bathroom. We are already very happy with her service." Read more
Seamless Designs

Seamless Designs

5.0(3)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
Kate K. says, "I had never worked with an Interior Designer before so I was really pleased to have had such a great experience with Bethany. She was more than willing to work with my smaller budget and help me create a beautiful living room and bedroom design without sacrificing quality. She went above and beyond, down to the last detail. I would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for an Interior Designer. " Read more
Redesign 2 Shine, Inc.

Redesign 2 Shine, Inc.

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
17+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
I am creative, consciencious, and love to help people! I love to help people get to the heart of who they are, and how they want to use the rooms in their house. Making rooms look great is wonderful, but making rooms that both work and look greatis the best. I want to get to know you. What your likes, your needs, and your wants are, and put them into a plan for your home. The outcome of our time together is to create a home you love, and are happy to live in. My mission is to help you determine your style and work with you through the design phase to create a wonderful space for you. My goal is to create a home that gets to the heart of who y...
AkaFORM LLC

AkaFORM LLC

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Oak Lawn, IL
akaFORM provides many layers of services for all of your general construction needs. We offer: *Design consulting, budgeting, layouts, planning, drawings and permits when needed *Project management or GC and wholesale building materials (cabinets, doors, flooring, lighting, trim, windows etc.) There is so much that can be confusing about construction and renovations so we offer our expertise to help make it less stressful. After-all, spending money on home improvements should be rewarding. Working with many specialist helps provide the best solution to our clients. If needed we have several great architects to partner with also. Seeing the re...

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 Oak Lawn staging companies

Recent success stories from people in the Oak Lawn area.
Emily D.
Dana was honestly a lifesaver. It was my first time working with a designer so I wasn't sure what to expect and on top of that, I was in St. Louis with family during the first phase of the project so I could only communicate with Dana over the phone and email. Turns out I had nothing to worry about. Dana was highly professional and organized right from the start. She understood my vision for my new condo from the start and the finished project surpassed my expectations. Dana made the entire process stress-free. The design and layout of my condo function so well for my lifestyle and we were able to keep the cost down while still finding quality pieces.
db design+
Jeremy T.
Loved, loved, loved working with Bethany! She helped my husband and I years ago with designing our home in Chicago and then when we moved to Philly she was able to work with us again remotely and then we flew her out to create all the finishing touches at the end. We constantly receive compliments when we have guests over and owe it all to her and her great design eye. So happy we found her and that she's willing to work with us no matter where we are.
Seamless Designs
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