Occupied Staging

Sell your house for more money, faster!



It is important to remember that staging a house is a fine balance between clearing away all personal belongings so other people can picture their own stuff there, while not clearing away all personality that makes the house feel like a home.

It is a thin line to walk, and we are tightrope walkers.

During our 2-hour initial consultation, I will show you what needs to be packed away before we return to stage, and what I would love to use for the staging from what you already own. During this time we will discuss:

  • space planning for furniture
  • visual flow
  • focal point emphasis
  • Decor and artwork review


  • Up to 2 hour ‘walk & talk’
  • Staging checklist (broken down by room)
  • Customized recommendation report

 Note: I do not take a hands-on approach during the consultation. I will leave you with an action-list of what furniture needs to be moved or removed, and what items should be packed away before I return for staging on photo day. 

Sarah Staging
best occupied staging calgary

It’s photo day!

I return to your home 3 hours prior to the scheduled photoshoot (after the cleaners) and spend ~2 hours staging and styling your home. I utilize your existing furniture and decor, supplemented with my own rental artwork, decor, and accessories to create a show-home feel for your home, targeted to your ideal buyer.

  • Hanging artwork
  • Rearranging small furniture
  • Magazine-quality styling for vignettes
  • Making beds and steaming linens and drapery



  • 2 bins of decor/accessories and artwork
  • Deliver, setup, and style rental decor, artwork, and lighting, along with homeowners’ furnishings and accessories for each room.
  • Access to additional rentals as needed (area rugs, throw pillows, throw blankets, lamps, plants) at an additional cost
  • First 30 days of rentals (additional months charged as needed)
  • De-staging after conditions lifted


*Additional hours charged at $80/hr
*Additional rentals quoted and invoiced prior to staging

*Rental renewal at $250 per month for included 2 bins and artwork. Additional rentals added at cost of initial rental.

PLEASE NOTE: Some homes may require more time and additional rentals than what is covered in this scope. If your home is larger than 3000 square feet, if I feel I will not be able to properly stage your home in the allotted 2 hours, or if I need to bring in additional rentals such as area rugs, soft goods, or additional bins/artwork, I will address this during the consultation and follow up with a custom quote and new timeline for staging and destage.


For sale? SOLD!

Please note:  Occupied stages are done in 2 visits. You must first book a staging consultation (below). After the staging consultation, I will work with your realtor to choose the staging date. Staging is completed after the cleaners, and on the same day as the photographer. The consultation and staging date must be at least 24 hours apart, so please keep that in mind when booking.

If you are a relator scheduling a staging consultation for your client that you are covering the cost of, please use the realtor button below. If you are scheduling the consultation on behalf of your clients but they are paying the invoice, use the button above and input only their information.