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Upstaged Home Services

It is crucial to work with a certified professional home stager when preparing your home for sale.

At Upstaged, we perform two kinds of staging, occupied and vacant, and offer a variety of additional services to enhance your entire home-selling experience.

Best part? We will help get your house sold faster and for more money.

Vacant Staging

Vacant staging is extremely useful and important because buyers simply cannot visualize themselves living in an empty house. Builders, agents and homeowners alike, use our services because they know that even the most beautifully built multi-million dollar mansion will lack warmth and will not evoke the same emotion in a buyer if it is vacant. A well appointed, professionally staged property transforms a house into a dream home.

The estimated time and cost of staging a vacant home depends entirely on the size of the home and the location of the property. A detailed estimate is provided once availability and final selection of rental items has been determined.

Occupied Staging

Staging a home that is occupied usually requires organizing, clearing clutter and taking inventory of all the existing furnishings and accessories. The entire house needs to be edited to determine what will be used to stage and what needs to go. At the same time, a good stager acts like a home inspector and makes a note of any repairs that will need to be done prior to listing. Today’s buyers want a home that is “move-in” ready! One of the goals of staging is to de-personalize the home so that a wide range of potential buyers can visualize themselves living there. Every home has a target market — and it’s important to create the unique style that makes the home irresistible to your buyer.

The process starts with an initial Property Evaluation, consisting of a walk-through of the entire home inside and out. Each area will be photographed and detailed notes will be taken. We will determine what repairs, if any, need to be done prior to listing. We will discuss general staging recommendations and estimate the number of hours or days needed to execute your Staging Plan.

Property Evaluation: $250.00 (includes written report)
Half-Day Staging: $450.00
Full-Day Staging: $900.00

Depending on the size of the home and the scope of the project, it may take several days to estimate the cost of staging the home. If furniture and accessory rental is recommended, each piece will be carefully selected and a minimum of a one-month rental will be included in the quote.

Open House Hosting

Want to really drive the wow-factor home? Peggy Ryan Marchese, Upstaged’s principal and creative director, will co-host your next open house to ensure that every last detail is nothing short of perfect.

This red-carpet treatment is only available as an add-on to Upstaged’s home staging services.

Price furnished upon request.

Additional Services

Not all home stagers offer the same services, approach staging from the same perspective or have the same knowledge and experience. What makes Upstaged Monmouth County’s premier Home Staging Service? We offer expertise in real estate property marketing from a unique perspective. Principal and Creative Director Peggy Ryan Marchese has over 20 years experience as a decorative painter, interior designer, renovation project manager and real estate sales associate. She has been privileged to have the opportunity to combine her talent, expertise and passion as a certified professional home stager.

Over the years, her work has afforded her the opportunity to build relationships with top talented and trustworthy trades people.

Upstaged is aligned with a team of experienced professionals in the following areas:

  • Home Organization and Packing
  • Home Contents Inventorying and Certified Appraisals
  • Estate Sale Planning and Production
  • Professional Cleaning and Waste Removal
  • Professional Window Washing
  • Full Service Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Landscape Architecture and Design
  • General Contracting and Custom Millwork
  • Audio Visual and Security Systems
  • Full Service Moving and Storage Solutions
  • Furniture and Accessory Rental
  • Fine Art and Fine Carpet Rental
  • Furniture Repair, Refinishing and Re-Upholstery
  • Furniture and Carpet Cleaning
  • Appliance Repair and Replacement
  • Pool and Spa Sales and Service

We also work with an exclusive group of high-end merchants who provide their luxe wares to our clients at minimal or no additional charge.
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