Professional Home Staging services

Home staging is a proven marketing strategy that elevates the perceived value of the home in the eyes of potential buyers, resulting in higher offers and fewer days on market. Home staging is visual merchandising using the talents of trained stylists to ensure the home will appeal to the aesthetic tastes and needs of the targeted buying demographic.

Larimar Home Staging offers both occupied home staging ("occupied" meaning the homeowners or someone else will be living in the home while it's on the market) and vacant home staging. Our vacant staging service is only available for new builds or homes in which the homeowners and all others will have moved out of the home and taken all of their belongings with them prior to staging day. 

Occupied Home Staging

  • Some in the industry refer to this as "Photo Prep" or "Redesign", and it is available for homes in which the homeowners will be using and/or living in the home at any time, for any duration, while it is staged. We work with what the homeowners have in the property to the best of our ability, but may also offer to rent some of our own assets. 
  • We will start with a preview of the home to assess the scope of work, then prepare a custom proposal for the services we feel will be the best fit. Fees will depend on many variables such as dimensions of the rooms, number of people living in the home, how much of the homeowners' furniture, art, etc. we will be able to repurpose, travel distance and number of team members needed to perform the work.
  • This service does not include packing or cleaning. During the consultation, clients will be provided with a to-do list to get the home before our return visit to style the house in preparation for marketing photos. 
  • Our occupied staging services are custom-quoted. Please schedule a free preview so we can take a look at the home and assess the scope of work.

Vacant Home Staging

  • Larimar's vacant home staging service is only available for listings that will not be lived in or used by any persons, at any time, for any duration, while the home is staged.
  • A quote will be provided after we've been able to preview the property. Variables considered in the fees are the number of rooms to be staged, size of the rooms (which will determine the quantity and scale of the furniture, rugs and artwork needed), number of movers needed, number and size of trucks needed, travel distance/time to and from our warehouse, and any logistical challenges our moving team will need to navigate such as stairs, steep driveways, limited parking, etc.
  • This service includes design planning, delivery, assembly, styling, rental of our assets for up to 60 days, and destaging. Rental extensions will be available for an additional fee. 
  • Previews of the home to gather the information needed to prepare a quote are provided free of charge, but do not include any recommendations or staging plans until our contract has been signed and full payment has been received. If you're looking for recommendations for paint colors, fixtures, finishes, etc, please book a consultation.

For vacant listings, Larimar will visually merchandise the home using new, on-trend, furniture, art and accessories that we have carefully curated for our inventory. We are not staging homes using outdated, mismatched, worn-out junk scrounged up from garage sales and thrift stores. For staging to be effective, it must be done using quality, on-trend furnishings in excellent, new or like-new condition, and we've made a substantial investment in the assets we use to stage our clients' homes. Proper staging also includes furniture, art, and rugs that are appropriately scaled to fit the proportions of the room so the it looks neither under-furnished nor over-furnished, and buyers will be able to see that each room in the home will be functional and large enough to accommodate them.

For occupied listings, we will do our best to style the home using exclusively what the homeowners already have, or we may offer to rent additional items from our inventory, such as furniture, lamps, artwork and accessories.

A home staging company is not the same as a furniture rental business. Home staging and furniture rental companies are entirely different industries and business models. Home staging is a real estate marketing service. Home stagers are not in business to merely rent out our assets. Furthermore, while many home stagers are talented interior decorators and designers who also provide separate decorating and design services (under a different fee structure), when home stagers are hired to stage a home, we are not engaging in a custom interior design collaboration with the home seller, listing agent, broker or investor. The selection of items that will be rented and the placement and arrangement of these assets within the home will be at the sole discretion of Larimar's expert stylists, who have been extensively trained in how to effectively market your listing to your targeted buyer. We at Larimar know how to arrange furniture to make rooms appear larger. We know how to draw the buyers' eyes to the selling features of a home, and downplay any perceived flaws. We know which colors photograph the best, and which palettes and styles are currently the most popular with your targeted demographic.

To help the home sellers prepare their house prior to staging day, Larimar also offers pre-listing consultations in which one of our designers will provide recommendations for paint colors and other updates to the home, if needed. For occupied listings, this consultation will also include instructions for decluttering and neutralizing the home by specifying which items should be prepacked and removed from home prior to staging day.

Larimar's home staging services do not include implementation of the packing, cleaning, repairs, painting or other cosmetic updates, transporting any of the clients' belongings to storage, or putting any of the clients' furnishings back into the rooms and/or arrangements they were in prior to staging. Any necessary repairs and updates to the home must be completed prior to staging day, and the clients will be responsible for packing, moving, and storing their own belongings.

Larimar Home Staging is based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and we are happy to serve most of Southern California. We will travel as far as two hours, one way, from our warehouse in zip code 91739, but please understand that our quotes for any staging service that involves our assets and trucks will reflect the costs of payroll hours for travel time and the fuel needed for our vehicles, as well as any other logistical challenges we may encounter. Therefore, if your a Realtor who has received a quote from us for a home outside our immediate service area that was a little too high for your or your clients' budget, please reach out to us again when you have a listing closer to us.

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