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Occupied Staging

Sara Balough

Certified Home Stager


By combining her love for all things house and more than twenty years in marketing and brand management, Sara has found her sweet spot as certified home stager. She specializes in helping sellers appreciate the specific details involved in preparing a house to sell and transforming spaces to attract the highest price possible. Please contact Sara for all Market Ready Assessments and occupied home staging inquiries.


Home staging for sellers still living in the home always begins with our Market Ready Assessment. Our home stager visits the home and creates a detailed report identifying all the opportunities for enhancements so the home will sell quickly for maximum profit. Some sellers have the time and desire to work from the report and make the suggested changes themselves. Others feel more comfortable working with our home stager to make the improvements. 

Market Ready Assessment

Sellers still living in their homes are often unsure of how to prepare their house to sell quickly and for the most profit. Considering updates, repairs, depersonalization, decluttering, curb appeal, paint colors, furniture placement, etc., can overwhelm sellers. Our Market Ready Assessment is an

in-home consultation that results in a full report for the sellers detailing all that needs to be done to prepare the house for a quick sell and maximum profit. For those wanting additional assistance, extra staging time is available in 1/2 day or full day increments. Our Market-Ready Assessment is $250. For homes larger than 3,000sf call for quote.

Sellers Touch-Up 
1/2 Day of Staging (up to 4 hours)
$395 (may be more if additional stagers needed)

For sellers who are well on their way but need a little help, our 1/2-day staging services are for you. After the Market Ready Assessment is complete, our stagers return to assist the seller with staging the key rooms of the home. We assist with furniture arrangement, art placement, accessories, lighting, etc. We help the buyer ensure that these key areas are in top-dollar condition and ready for listing.

Sellers Transformation

Full Day of Staging (up to 8 hours)

$725 (may be more if additional stagers needed)

This is a full day of staging for those wanting help getting their home picture perfect for buyers. After the Market Ready Assessment is complete, our stagers return to assist the seller in mastering all of the key rooms and the secondary rooms needing the most attention. We will tackle furniture placement, art arrangements, accessories, lighting, and more while focusing on the overall impact of the home. This full day will make sure your home makes its best first impression on buyers.

A Home Staging Story - Before and After

Master Bedroom Before
This master bedroom lacked any sense of style.
Master Bedroom After Staging
A few pillow purchases and items found elsewhere in the house. Perfect!
Living Room Before
A "lived-in" living room before staging.
Living Room After Staging
Staging with the owner's items and a few new accessories make a huge difference!
Living Room After
Simple styling with the homeowner's items add a sense of purpose!
Office Before
This working office left little room for looking good.
Office After Staging
Staged for a beautiful listing picture, this office is a peaceful and welcoming.
Dining Room Before
Mismatched chairs and undersized art don't do much for this dining room.
Dining Room After Staging
Repurposed artwork and relocated console table make this room work.
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