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Home Staging


Staging has an impressive record of getting results in all market conditions.

With professional staging, your house will stand out from the others in your price range, and you won't waste a single opportunity to create a favorable impression.

Staging will help create your most crucial marketing tool - attractive, compelling photographs.

Over 90% of buyers will see your house first on-line and decide within seconds whether to visit in person. Don't let prospects get away! Be sure that the photographs of your house peak the buyers' interest and draw them into your property. Consult with a professional Home Stager before your house is listed and pictures are taken.

But what is staging?

Staging is the methodical process of preparing a property for sale in a way that will appeal to the highest number of buyers. By decluttering, depersonalizing, and enhancing the positive aspects of a property, staging encourages potential buyers to immediately visualize themselves living in the house.  

Armed with an arsenal of professional techniques that include strategic furniture grouping, lighting enhancement, color neutralization,  and tasteful accessorizing,  First Impression Homes  Staging will transform any property into a warm, comfortable, inviting environment designed specifically to attract an offer.  

Does staging really work?

The success of staging is well documented.  

  • 95% of professionally staged homes sell on average in 17 days 
  • Professionally staged homes command a 17% higher selling price than non-staged homes
  • An investment in staging yields an average Return on Investment of 197% 



Perfect for homeowners who have available time and want to do the work themselves!

  • Detailed report outlining action plan to showcase the best features of your home. The report will outline step-by-­step instructions for furniture placement to highlight the most amount of space in each room.
  • Complimentary follow-up to review plan.


First Impression develops and executes complete staging of occupied and vacant properties.

  • We will organize your home to appeal to the most potential buyers by de-cluttering, de-personalizing, and neutralizing colors. 
  • Nothing screams "desperate for an offer" more than a vacant home! We will dramatically enhance the marketability and appeal by staging with beautiful furniture and accessories.
  • If the home is occupied, we will use the existing useable furniture and accessories the homeowner already owns.  If additional furniture or accessories are needed, the homeowner can affordably rent them from our wide array of up-to-date inventory.


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45 West River Rd Rumson NJ 07760

(800) 405-3914



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Staging FAQ's

Although professional staging is a relatively new industry, people have been "fixing up" their homes to sell for decades.  These days due to HGTV home buyers have an "expectation" and are willing to pay quite a bit more for a home that is "model home" looking.

If you could get 10% more on the sale of your home, how much would that be?

 Certified Stagers average 10% more for their clients

What is professional staging?

Home Staging is the preparation of a home to sell by a professional who specializes in this form of design and has been certified and trained on the art of home staging.  Many definitions you have seen no doubt stop after the word “sell” and that is part of the big misconception and devaluation of home staging. A professional home stager has the resources and can objectively view the home as a product and highlight its assets while downplaying its flaws. The home seller cannot view their home objectively, while many successful Realtors do not have the time or trade resources to properly stage a home.

How much does it cost?

For as little as a couple hundred dollars you can have a detailed list of what you can do to maximize the value of your home! 

The housing market is good, so why do I need to stage?

Even if your house sells quickly in a good market, it doesn’t mean it sold for the amount it would have sold for had it been professionally staged. Remember, HSR Certified professionally staged homes sell on a conservative average for10%+ more in a good market.

Why can't I just stage my own home?

Home sellers are usually incapable of successfully staging their own home. Why? Because our homes are like our children, we don’t always see all of its flaws. We’ve gotten used to the way it looks and in fact it is difficult emotionally to change it. If you can’t view something objectively then you are unable to market and package it effectively. Not to mention most home sellers don't "stage" homes everyday for a living. That’s what Certified professionals are for and that is where the greatest returns come in.

Can't home buyers use their imagination and look past my decor or empty rooms?

Only a mere 10% of home buyers can actually visualize the potential of a home and most of these folks are "investors" or "flippers" who will hammer you on price.  In our Consultation walk through, I will identify those "price eroding" factors of your home, so that you can do the simple fixes that maximize returns. 

This is also why having a vacant home professionally staged is so important. Buyers cannot visualize size and scale so furniture helps to give them a frame of reference.