Transforming vacant properties into a buyer's dream home
Frequently Asked Questions
Browse through some of our most frequently asked questions:
How Much Does Vacant Staging Cost?
The cost of most vacant staging ranges from $1,500 - $3,000. Most homes see a $4 return for every $1 spent on staging. Learn more about the cost of home staging here.
How Long Does The Home Stay Staged?
The initial cost of vacant home staging includes one month of the home being staged. Where most other staging companies require a three-month minimum, Chilton does not. Our goal is that you sell your house as quickly as possible. However, if you wish to extend the staging, you may add additional months at a reduced rate.
How Long Does it Take To Stage the Home?
Most homes can be staged in one day. However, please allow for an extra day after the stage before photos are taken in case of a delay in staging by weather or other uncontrollable event.
How Far in Advance Should I Schedule Staging?
Designers typically require advanced notice of seven business days. However, special accommodations can be made if needed. Remember to allow time for Chilton to visit the property and provide a proposal before the staging can be scheduled and the design process can begin.
How Does Payment Work?
Once you agree to the proposal, you will be billed for the initial staging fee (includes the first month). The invoice will come via email where you can easily pay via credit or debit card. Payment must be received in full before the staging can be scheduled.
Who Selects the Furnishings Used in The Stage?
Our Expert Level Master Stagers will select the appropriate furnishings, custom selected for your home to maximize buyer appeal.
Do I Have to Stage The Entire House or Can I Stage Certain Rooms?
You do not have to stage the entire home. The most important rooms to stage are the Entryway, Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, and Kitchen, but it's also important to stage any spaces which are not easily defined, or may be confusing for the buyer. It's also a good idea to use staging to distract from property faults, so any rooms which have defects may need to be staged as well. We will provide a variety of options for you to choose from. Check out our blog post "Top 5 Most Important Areas to Stage When Selling Your Houston Area Home" for a deep dive into the rooms we recommend staging.