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PLEASE, Please, PLEASE: Read This Before you Hire a Home Stager!

February 10, 2012

Our hearts sank as we received a call yesterday from a Potential Client that we had met with earlier last week. On the other end of the phone she was SOBBING, and asking if we could come “fix” what another Company had done to “stage” her parent’s Los Angeles condo.  They had never used a Stager before and although she had wanted to hire our Company, other family members based their decision purely on the COST.

What had been “done” as a Staging can only be best described as a hodge-podge of mismatched chairs, furniture that was far too small in scale for the space and mis-used pieces simple to “fill” the space.  For example: using a 5’x8′ rug in the main living space that really required minimally an 8’x10′ rug – if not larger – and then used a tiny end table as a coffee table in front of the love-seat (which really should have been a larger scaled sofa or sectional)  So upon first impression of entering the beautifully upgraded condo was what only could be described as “doll furniture” placed in the large living space.  Accessories were sparse at best, bar stools were placed where they blocked hallways, the list goes on…. and it was only passed off as “electic chic” from this random “staging” company.  (Note: We have been Staging in the Los Angeles area for over 10 years and had never heard of this other company)

unfortunately, we could NOT help her as they had already entered into a contract with this other Company and she realized that the money they thought they were saving by going with the lowest bid was now potentially going to cost then much, MUCH more by trying to get out of the contract and now hire us, or just “live with it” and hope for the best.

This is purely a case of  BUYER BEWARE!

Before you hire ANY Staging Company in the Los Angeles or Ventura County areas you need to do your homework.  Ask for references and CHECK those references, look closely at their website – at the very least you should also READ THIS BLOG about what to ask a Home Stager before you hire them.

 Platinum Home Staging, Inc. has been successfully Staging Homes in the Ventura and Los Angeles County areas for over 10 years.  For the protection of you, and your investment, Platinum Home Staging, Inc. is FULLY Licensed and Insured.

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