10 Questions for Hiring the Best Home Stager
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10 Questions for Hiring the Best Home Stager in San Antonio

what every realtor needs to know Mar 08, 2024
living room with neutral color furniture with home stager walking behind the sofa.

When you hire a professional home stager, you want to make sure you are getting the very best.

Here are 10 questions to help you hire the best home stager in the San Antonio and Austin area.

1. How long have you been in business?

Stagers with experience will have referrals, testimonials, and recognition. BY Design Home Staging launched in 2007, and has won numerous awards, including Top 10 Best Luxury Staging Team in North America.

BY Design Home Staging awards list over the years.

2. What services do you provide?

BY Design Home Staging is a full-service home staging company in the San Antonio and Austin, Texas area.

Besides occupied and vacant home staging, BY Design also offers color consultations, design services, and Airbnb styling.

two images of homes staged side by side.
Left: Listed by Nathan Dumas. Right: Listed by Craig Browning. Photos by Cassie Constanzo of BY Design Home Staging.

3. Do you have a home staging portfolio?

Make sure you see photos of their work, not stock photos. This allows you to discover how the stager has handled different styles of homes and what quality of furnishings they use. The BY Design inventory consists of luxury furnishings from companies like Four Hands, New Pacific Direct, Ollix, and Sagebrook.

BY Design has thousands of beautiful items of every style and scale, ready for your home. All of the photos in BY Design Home Staging’s portfolio are from our own San Antonio and Austin home staging projects, so you can see the impact staging will have on your listing.

photo of dining room with pink and floral wallpaper with wet bar area on the right.
Listed by Janet Heydenreich. Photo by Cassie Constanzo of BY Design Home Staging.

4. Can you share testimonials?

Check out BY Design Home Staging’s testimonials, or just ask the other agents you know. Chances are, they are familiar with our work.

"Ever ask, ‘Is staging necessary?’ Unequivocally, ‘YES.’ My house was initially put on the market without staging. Long story short, the first contract fell through. Back to square one... With the addition of By Design's staging, this allowed an increase in listing price of $15,000 and a contract within 3 days. Let By Design stage your home for your best foot forward." - Linda Littrell, Homeowner

5. What training do you have?

You should always look to hire a stager who is trained by a Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)-accredited educator.

Not only are BY Design's home stagers and logistics team expertly trained, but we are also the founders of a RESA-accredited training certification, Staging Studio! So when you work with us, you know you are working with the best in the business.

Listed by Jason Glast. Photo by Cassie Constanzo of BY Design Home Staging.

6. What are your home staging results?

The best stagers in the San Antonio and Austin area are the ones with proven results. Homes staged by BY Design sell 36 days faster than the average home in San Antonio, according to the San Antonio Board of Realtors®.

Download BY Design's staging statistics infographic to learn more.

computer mockup with staging statistics on it.

7. Are you covered by insurance?

BY Design Home Staging is fully insured and carries workman’s compensation, covering any potential damage or injuries that could happen in your home.

8. How much does home staging cost in San Antonio?

The cheapest is usually not the best. Cheaper often means poorer quality, less furnishings, and worse results. Keep this in mind when you are comparing staging costs.

However, BY Design’s provides luxury home staging at a budget price. Our prices are very competitive. We offer free staging quotes for San Antonio- and Austin-area listings.

9. How soon can you stage my house?

With several trucks and moving crews, BY Design can handle a large volume of staging jobs in a short amount of time. Book your San Antonio or Austin stage today!

two women staging a living room console and mantle.

10. How will you help market my listing?

BY Design's team is trained to understand the most likely buyer for your home and strategically customize the furniture and accessories to prompt an emotional connection for the target buyer.

We will also promote your home on BY Design's social media accounts to get the buzz going once it hits the market.

staged dining room with white open shelving.
Listed by Joy Heller. Photo by 615 Media

Now that you’ve done your homework, you should be working with the best stager in town! Receive a FREE staging quote from the best home stagers in San Antonio.

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