What should I look for in a good stager?

As with any contractor, it’s important to ensure you get quality service, so you want custom staging to help YOUR home sell! Your stager should be able to provide referrals and LOTS of photos of their work in comparable homes. They should be formally trained and accredited by a recognized organization (beware of “weekend stagers” that have one or two housefuls of furnishings they use in every home). A qualified stager will have a formal Services Agreement that specifically states what services they provide and covers unexpected contingencies, and they should be insured in the event of damage or loss (if someone is injured on the job the homeowner may be liable!). Ask about their inventory – a good stager will have a large inventory of on-trend furnishings.