Home Stagers

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Home stagers, also known as home staging professionals, prepare homes, commercial buildings, and other properties for sale. They meet with clients, assess the property, and make recommendations or implement improvements. In short, they create a look, or stage, that will increase potential buyers’ interest. Among their recommendations for staging are landscaping improvements, exterior and interior painting, furniture placement, and the introduction of accessories. Home staging professionals work with private home owners, commercial property owners, and realtors.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Home Staging Professionals
Duties Prepare clients’ properties for sale by suggesting changes that will create a look, or stage, that will increase potential buyers’ interest
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions, but are most prevalent in high-income areas
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Speech
Experience Prior decorating experience
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Enterprising
  • Social
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Home Staging Company Owner
  • Experienced Home Stager
  • Assistant Home Stager

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