Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Can You Make as a Home Stager?
While fee structures will vary by market and with your level of experience, here is a general overview of sample prices in the industry: hourly rates – $35-$85; consultation (initial 2-hour meeting before staging) – $65-$150; walk through with written recommendations – $150-$350 (flat fee, two-hour process); staging, whole house – $950-$1,800 (could be higher or lower depending on client needs); redesign – $125-$350 per room or $550-$1,250 per house (depending on size); shopping (hourly) – $25-$75, and/or 10% to 20% of sales made during the trip; organizing (hourly) – $35-$85.
What Does a Home Home Stager Do?
If you start your own home staging business you will enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss, doing work that is fun and fulfilling. You might choose to be a home staging consultant, giving homeowners ideas to help them stage their homes to sell more quickly, or you might do hands-on home staging yourself. Home staging allows you to express your creativity using the latest trends in interior design and home fashions.
How Do I Become a Home Stager?
Through earning master professional certification as a home stager, you will increase your knowledge of home staging techniques and earn designation as a Master Home Staging Professional (MHSP) by the International Association of Professional Organizations. Certification also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Home Stager Master Professional Certification Course?
The Home Stager Master Professional Certification Course is an advanced home staging certificate course offered online by International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) for professional home stagers. The Home Stager Master Professional Certification Course has a recommended completion date of 12 weeks from the starting date or 120 hours. However, you may choose to complete the Home Stager Master Certification Program in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 24 weeks, depending on your schedule. Throughout the course you can receive up to four hours of personal teaching assistance or professional mentorship from a faculty member.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.