Real Estate Photo Prep

What is a Photo Prep Staging?  

Our photo prep service is where we come into your home and help give key advice as to your furniture placement and for photo readiness along with the goal to bring best visual aesthetics for buyer walkthrough. In this service we are solely using the homeowner’s furniture and décor. We use our staging expertise for interior space planning and styling with the use of homeowner’s furniture, art, and decor.

We understand the elements for having furniture placed so that the photographer can come in and take the best angling for your home’s online presence along with the understanding that buyers are thinking when they walk through your home. It’s our goal to help you sell your home quicker and for top dollar.  We also want you to receive great feedback with the visual presence of your home while your home is up for sale. Our team of experienced stagers and movers will be able to help by placing furniture, art, and décor properly within your home to help bring an aesthetically pleasing experience for both you and the buyers that walk throughout your home.

As you may know, A home well staged receives a higher volume of views online and more buyer foot traffic within their home as it is listed for sale. Statistics show that staged homes spend 73% less time on the market than homes that are not staged. 

We know that our vacant home staging and occupied supplemental staging may not be something everyone can do when selling their home.  Therefore, we are here to bring our photo prep service opportunity for homeowners and realtors that would like us to help make their home look beautifully staged so that your online photos look great and for buyer walkthroughs. Our photo prep service also provides a more cost-effective approach. Our photo prep service is solely based on the hourly service fee rate from start to finish, and there is NO monthly rental service cost as the homeowner will be providing furniture.  We are excited to help bring your home to life.

Although this service may not bring the over-the-top HGTV visual, we do know that it WILL help bring a positive impact for how the home will look both online and in person when buyers’ walkthrough your home.

 How do we begin a Photo Prep service?  

  1. One of our design consultants will first come to meet with you for an in-home One-Hour walkthrough consultation. 
  2. During this consultation we will be able to see how your home currently is placed aesthetically and can begin to make action plans about how each room can be set up for when our stage team comes at a later date for the photo prep service. 
  3. We will also go over closets and cupboards, lighting and more.  We do our best to help give inside tips about presentation and overall flow of a home.  It’s our goal to help give you as much opportunity to make your home stand out and bring a positive approach for buyers as they walk in your home.  We do ask questions, and this is to best help us know how to offer ideas and thoughts. All of our ideas and action plans are recommendations and not requirements.  We will always do our best to help you make the best plan you can live with while you sell your home. This is also a great time for you to ask questions about any home updates when it comes to your home’s visual approach.  We know when you’re asking questions to confirm if something needs updating or changed, it’s always great to have a designer’s input, and this is the perfect time for that as well.
  4. After we have come in and assessed your home, we put together a plan for our stage team and for you as well. We will have also agreed upon a date for our team to arrive for the photo prep service that is set to be either the day before or morning of your home photoshoot. 
  5. Also, as we discuss the photo prep service date, this will also help us to go over the amount of time you will have for your “HONEY DO” list as it is our goal to make sure you’re just as prepared as we are for the day of the photo prep staging. 
  6. On the day of the Photo Prep, our team will arrive to help you with moving furniture that was agreed upon during our walkthrough for moving, we also help to freshen up and create visually pleasing room placement and should you have specific décor we have ask for you to remain within the home for us to use our team would use your items to style your home. We will also create a simple (easy to re-make) bed setup for each bedroom within the home.   And once the team is complete with the photo prep staging, they will share their time on the home, and we will send over an invoice for payment to be received. 
  7. It’s as simple as that.  Your home is then ready for photos, and you are ready to bring in buyers for a beautifully pleasing walkthrough experience.

Why Stage?

  • Sell Faster
  • Stand out from you Competition
  • Earn Top Dollar


Buyers spend an average of 6 minutes in a home however form their opinion in the first 15 seconds.

A Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corp. survey found that STAGED homes spent half the time of an Un-staged homes on the market and sold for more than 6% above the asking price!

85% percent of staged homes fetched offers between 5 percent and 23 percent over list price, according to 2020 data from the Real Estate Staging Association, and by investing 1 percent of the home’s value in staging, 75 percent of sellers saw a return between 5 percent and 15 percent.  – RESA (Real Estate Staging Association)

Buyers will stay in a vacant home an average of 5 minutes but will linger in a furnished home up to an average of 40 minutes. Studies show that the longer a buyer remains in the home, the more likely they are to make an offer.

9 out of 10 home buyers find their new home online.

“Price Gets you Interest; Staging Gets you Offers.” (Gary Keller, Keller Williams)

According to the National Association of Realtors:

Over 82% of buyers find it “easier to visualize the property as their future home” when it is Staged.

Coincidentally, the response from sellers’ agents was nearly identical, as 23% reported a 1% to 5% price increase on offers for staged homes.

Eighteen percent of sellers’ agents said home staging increased the dollar value of a residence between 6% and 10%. None of the agents for sellers reported that home staging had a negative impact on the property’s dollar value.

Moreover, 31% said that home staging greatly decreased the amount of time a home spent on the market.

Television programming played a noticeable role in how buyers viewed a potential property, according to Realtors®. Agents surveyed said that typically 10% of buyers believed homes should look the way they appear on TV shows. Sixty-three percent said buyers requested their home look like home staging Seattle on television. Sixty-eight percent of Realtors® reported that buyers were disappointed by how homes appeared compared to those seen on TV shows.

More than 7 in 10 agents find photos, videos and virtual tours more important since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.