Our Staging Process + Fees
Staging creates more neutralized space that buyers can emotionally attach to, and is the surest way to obtain the highest bidding amount in the shortest amount of time.
Our ultimate goal is to create a beautiful and warm space that allows the greatest number of buyers to fall in love with the home.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to stage a home?
Set up can take anywhere from 1-3 days. After the initial consultation, we provide a written proposal with an estimate of how long your home’s staging will take. Once the scope of work is agreed upon, we work quickly and efficiently to implement the plan
how far in advance do i need to schedule a staging?
If our schedule permits, we will accommodate last-minute staging, although we recommend 2-3 weeks notice to ensure that we can work within your timeline.
do you rent or own your own furniture + accessories?
A+J Design owns all of its own furniture and accessories in a range of styles. We carefully select from our inventory to ensure that we choose the most up-to-date and appropriate styles and colors for your home
what about pricing?
Our staging service is priced competitively, and our clients often comment that it delivers more impact—and value— than they expected. Plus, while there are no guarantees, staged homes on average spend 88% less time on the market and go for 17% more than those that aren’t staged. More often than not, staging pays for itself.
how long will my home be staged for?
A standard staging contract is 30 days. This gives you enough time to go through the entire selling process while still having the property perfectly presentable for inspections, walk-throughs, etc. from beginning to end.
who does the actual staging?
We are a small, passionate hands-on company. We do the consultations together to decide which furniture and styling is best for your property.
I need repair work, painting, + floor work. do you do that?
We are happy to refer you to reliable vendors who we normally work with when we give you your staging proposal. Or, for an additional fee, we can manage their work for you.
what towns do you service?
We mainly work in Maplewood and South Orange but also service homes in Millburn, Short Hills, Livingston, West Orange, Cranford, Westfield, Chatham and Madison.