Occupied Home Staging

Looking for someone to stage your home to sell?

I understand why a quick turnaround is important.  I make sure your home is staged as soon as possible—inside and out!

Successful staging is all about redefining of the space. You’ll need to create as few distractions as possible in order to catch the buyer’s attention!

The houses that sell the fastest are the cleanest and most updated ones—meaning the interior has been freshly painted a neutral color, floors have been refinished or replaced, countertops and faucets are fairly new, and old lighting has been replaced with up-to-date fixtures reflecting the style of the home.

I will create warm, inviting spaces that allow your potential buyer to envision themselves living in your home. Any money you spend on the front end will be recouped in the final sale of your home!

First, I’ll walk through your home room by room and make suggestions of ways we can improve the space together. This might include:


  • decluttering
  • updating the carpet
  • updating countertops and faucets
  • choosing new paint colors
  • rearranging the furniture
  • adding accessories

Sometimes, my clients find it very difficult to declutter and make changes to their home in order to sell it. 

I always tell them not to take it personally—your home is now becoming a product to sell on the market, and your potential buyers want to see every inch of the house clearly and quickly.

We also can add current accessories to your home to freshen up your space for MLS pictures and realtor walk-throughs.  The rental fee is much less expensive if you were to go and buy these items yourself.

Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is important, too! I’ll make sure the buyer is impressed and feels welcome before they even knock on the front door. Improving your home’s curb appeal might involve:

• choosing a new paint color for the front door

• decluttering the front porch

• pressure washing

• trimming shrubs

Accessory Stage Only for Vacant Homes

If you have a vacant home, I can highlight its great features with up-to-date accessories. This will captivate your potential buyers and spark their interest by allowing them to envision themselves living there.

Features most commonly enhanced:

  • Fireplace Mantel
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops
  • Master Bathtub
  • Large Closets

Staging your home to sell fees:

Staging consultations (includes a detailed written proposal for your reference):  $200–$275 up to 2 hours.

Implementation: $110/hour.

Accessories rental: $110/week.

I have contact information available for reliable workers who can get the job done. 

Please contact me for a more specific estimate.

Before and Afters from Raleigh Home Staging

Contact Michelle to talk about your staging needs.