Home Stagers


Overview

Home Stagers

Introduction

Home stagers, also known as home staging professionals, prepare homes, commercial buildings, and other properties for sale. They meet with clients, assess the property, and make recommendations or implement improvements. In short, they create a look, or stage, that will increase potential buyers’ interest. Among their recommendations for staging are landscaping improvements, exterior and interior painting, furniture placement, and the introduction of accessories. Home staging professionals work with private home owners, com...

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Median Salary

$81,000

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma


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Experience

Prior decorating experience


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Skills

Drawing/Design


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Personality Traits

Creative

Earnings

The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide salary information for home stagers. There are several factors that can influence a home stager's salary, including a part-time or full-time schedule, location, experience, size of the job, and job availability. Many home stagers charge their clients by the hour rather than a flat fee.

The job-search site ZipRecruiter.com reported median annu...

Work Environment

There is no such thing as a typical day for home stagers. Some days are spent viewing homes or completing checklists for clients. Other days are spent implementing changes or consulting with painters, landscapers, and building contractors. Work hours and days are dependent on the number of clients and the scope of projects. Some evening hours or weekend work may be necessary in order to get a h...

Outlook

Employment for home stagers should be good during the next decade. In an increasingly competitive market, home sellers are willing to try every possible method available to sell their homes. According to statistics from the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, 94 percent of ASP-staged homes sell on average in 29 days or less—as compared to an average of 145 days for homes th...

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