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What We Do


WE MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD.

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What We Do


WE MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD.


Home Staging

We take boring vanilla boxes and turn them into fabulous, show ready properties so that you can sell for more $, in less time and with less stress.

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Shop Our Garage Sale

We retire inventory, props, home accessories and furnishing periodically. Many pieces are in great and almost new conditions. We also sell new home accessories that we had bought too much  

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Education & Resources

We've accumulated lots of experiences over the years and clients have started asking us for classes. We heard ya! We will be launching ecourses on styling & staging later this summer. Stay tune!

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Visual Design

Good visuals sell products. Our design projects include merchandising, display, styling, event decor and making spaces & decor that work for you.

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Prop Fabrication & Rental

We source and rent furnishing and props to trade and for private weddings. We have also fabricated props for weddings, commercial spaces and photos shoots. 

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Website & Marketing Materials

Like our website and logo design? Or ran into real estate postcards and flyers designed by us? We can do it for you too! Email us with your budget and needs and let's talk.

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How It Works


Take a look of Staged4more's home staging and visual design process and home staging FAQ.

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How It Works


Take a look of Staged4more's home staging and visual design process and home staging FAQ.

HOW IT WORKS (Home Staging)

1. Get In Touch

Like what you see on our website? Saw our 5-star reviews on Yelp? Want to get in touch? We are happy to chat with you about your project and your expectations. During our phone conversation, we will also set a date and time to visit your property in person.

2. Meet In Person

During this meeting, we will walk through the project with you, take notes and photos for space planning. This meeting is purely for the purpose of estimating your project, if additional design consult is requested, it is an add-on service.

3. Proposal via Email

After meeting with you, the team will discuss strategies on how to stage your project that will showcase the positives of your home and looking great both online and in person.

4. Show Time!

Once the proposal is accepted, we set a date and you will receive a work agreement to confirm the date.

Before your staging date, we typically spend half to full (or more if it's a larger project) day prepping for your project in our 6,000 square feet warehouse.

Your staging investment is due by the date of staging.

5. The Big Reveal

99% of our home staging projects are 1-day process, which means your home will be staged and ready to be photographed by the end of day. Did we mention that we include *professional photography with our home staging services?

If your project will take more than 1 day, you will be notified in advance. This will also be outlined in your work agreement.

Once the photographer is finished (usually within 1 day turnaround), we will send the high resolution photos to you for your marketing needs. If you need help with flyers and video tours, we can also help you with that!

Most of our visual design project takes more than 1 day. This is usually discussed beforehand and outlined in the work agreement.

*In San Mateo & San Francisco counties. Please ask if your project is outside of these two counties. Also certain restrictions may apply.

6. Wrap & Pack

Once your home is sold and the contingencies are removed, (or whenever you are ready), we will remove all the staging inventory out of the home. Usually this process takes about 3-4 hours on site. You will also receive a final invoice (if there is any).

For our visual design projects, removal and breakdown will be discussed prior to start of the project. This will also be outlined in the work agreement.


FAQ: HOME STAGING

Q: What is included in your proposal?

A: In our proposal, we outlines possible inventory for the individual rooms and its accompanying pieces. Additionally, we offer 30-, 60- and 90- day contracts so you can decide based on your budget needs.

Q: What type of furnishing and accessories will you use in our home staging projects?

A: Just take a look at our portfolio. We call our styling “transitional” but the home may be styled more contemporary or traditional based on the geographic areas, neighborhood and your target demographics. During our 8+ years in business, we have developed a style that works for today’s buyers.

Q: How much does staging cost? And who pays for home staging?

A: It varies each project. Every home is different and there are many different factors that go into figuring out the final price: how the staging pieces will be moved in and out of your home, parking, inventory quality, amount of labor and inventory needed for your project. Typically, most of projects start around $2000.

Generally the homeowners pay for the investment of home staging. Although sometimes, especially more in luxury real estate, real estate agents include home staging as part of their marketing services.

Q: How do we know you will do a great job?

A: We are very consistent with our styling, as you can see in our portfolio. We also have been in business for 8+ years, quality control is very important to us. We want to make every project shine on the market so the listing agents look good, the house shows well, and home owners can breathe a sign of relief when they sell the house.

It is important for us that our projects to look amazing, after all, our reputation is very important to us! This is why we go one step above and beyond and include *professional photography with our staging services. Additionally, we invest in our inventory. We retire old inventory quarterly and purchase new inventory periodically to make sure our staged interiors stay fresh and on trend.

You can also check our Yelp and LinkedIn reviews. We can’t fake those positive reviews and glowing testimonials!

*In San Mateo & San Francisco counties. Please ask if your project is outside of these two counties. Also certain restrictions may apply.

Q: What areas do you service?

A: We primarily service San Mateo County and San Francisco County.

If you have a project outside these two counties, please contact us for availability.

Q: What is the estimated savings from home staging?

A: Here is a handy home staging savings calculator.

Q: Do you own the furniture and home accessories you use for home staging?

A: Yes, 100%. They are housed in our 6,000 square feet warehouse in South San Francisco. This is why we can offer you better pricing comparing to stagers who rent from a 3rd party furnishing rental place.

Q: What is included in your home staging contract?

A: Specific pieces will differ from home to home based on your budget, needs and target buyers. Generally speaking, your staging contract includes furnishing, accessories, artwork, show bedspread, soft goods, tabletop lighting to create the ambiance needed for a show ready home.

Additionally, it also includes *photography after staging is completed.

All the labor, design concepts, pulling and packing inventory in our warehouse, move in, installation, inventory removal, and restocking are all included in the contract.

*In San Mateo & San Francisco counties. Please ask if your project is outside of these two counties. Also certain restrictions may apply.

Q: What is the purpose of home staging?

A: When the home goes on the market, it becomes a product, a public space that potential buyers and buyers’ agents tour twice a week. With any product, packaging is very important. And that’s where home staging comes in.

We believe that home staging needs to be warm, welcoming, have a little personality, but not too much that it distracts the buyers during the home viewing process. Remember, buyers visit a lot of listings during their home searching period. You want to give them a great first impression so that they will fall in love with the space to make an offer.

Q: What is your design process? And your style?

A: We believe in less is more when it comes to styling, since it’s all about the space, not the stuff! We believe staging needs to look good enough to be inviting and welcoming, but bland enough to look past of the stuff to feature the space.

This is why most of our furniture has fairly simple shapes and lines. Then we add on personality and pops of colors, as well as introducing textures through layering artwork, soft goods and home accessories.

Q: What if I want to stage the home myself?

A: Of course! You should do what you feel best for your sale. We can do as little or as much as you would like. We can help by walking you through the property to provide you with a list of to-dos to get your listing ready for sale. The Walk and Talk session is priced at $150 for an 1-hour session. We had helped many sellers to stage their own homes successfully. We can also perform this service virtually at $100 for an 1-hour session.

If you decided it became too much and you are overwhelmed, you can always hire us to take care of everything for you.

To get started, contact us today to make an appointment for an estimate or consultation (650) 383-SOLD (7653).


How It Works (Weddings & Events Decor)

We can help you source & make props / wedding favors / event decor for your wedding and events. If you have specific items in mind, we can help you find them and give you a quote on rental. If you have ideas but need help narrowing down, we can set up a time and do a consultation as well either over the phone or Skype or in person (if you are in San Francisco bay area). We also do on site support, helping you style your wedding, events, whatever is needed if schedule permits. If you are outside of San Francisco bay area, we can also rent and ship small hand / table props to you. 

 

 
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Our Work


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Testimonials


Read testimonials from our home staging clients. They will answer these important questions for you:

+ Does home staging work?

+ Can I afford home staging?

+ Can I trust Staged4more with my real estate home seller clients?

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Testimonials


Read testimonials from our home staging clients. They will answer these important questions for you:

+ Does home staging work?

+ Can I afford home staging?

+ Can I trust Staged4more with my real estate home seller clients?

Home Seller, Kim H.

I found Cindy thru Yelp and went thru her website. Reviews were good so I called and made an appt. She was so friendly and timely with all apps from initial meeting to moving in and out. Cindy listened to our needs. We had a condo that needed to be sold quickly. She was able to respond quickly to all emails and meet our HOA’s requirements.

When she was done staging, it was breath taking. She made it clean, modern, spacious and welcoming. Her moving crew were very efficient and mindful not to damage the walls or elevators.

I believe due to her staging, our condo sold more quickly than anticipated. Our realtor had a showing of the unit before it went on the market. He called me that night to say we got an offer ABOVE asking and all cash. He said the new owners were loving the layout and the staging.

So Thanks Cindy for your amazing work. If your looking for a stager, staged4more is the one you want.

See Kim’s original testimonial on Yelp here
See their listing 1 Mandalay Place South San Francisco here


Danielle P., Home Seller

Cindy did an excellent job staging our home on short notice. Our home looked beautiful and sold after only one open house. Cindy was a total professional and easy to work with, and her fee was very reasonable.

Read Danielle's original testimonial on LinkedIn


Home Seller, Jeff T.

We were referred to Cindy from a friend, who gave a glowing recommendation. My wife and I can easily say the Cindy and her team exceeded every expectation we had.

We had Cindy stage our loft in SOMA and she began with a vacant property.  Lofts are hard for a buyer to walk in and visualize how all their stuff is going to fit since there is so much open space.  The furniture just fit so perfect with the space and really helped a potential buyer understand how to use the space.

Cindy and her team took care of everything.  She had the movers bring everything in and out without any damage to the loft or common areas.  Cindy was worked with us on the agreement when our initial contact ran out but were in contract.  Without Cindy's expertise and maximize the bang for the buck, I am not sure we would have sold our loft in the current housing market (Summer 2010).

Cindy was on time to every meeting, responded to every email within a reasonable time frame (usually same day), and made the experience manageable.  I have and will continue to recommend Staged 4 More to everyone who will listen!

See Jeff's original testimonial on Yelp here


Melinda Merrion, Brooks Street Realty

The listing sold quickly all thanks to Cindy’s genius in staging! The appraiser is having a difficult time to come with comps because the listing has sold over asking $10,000, the HIGHEST in this neighborhood! And in this market! We also received 3 offers, all thanks to Cindy and her team!


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Home Seller, Maggie C.

Cindy and her staff @ Staged 4 More, are very talented people with whom I contracted with to stage our home. They staged the house working with the architecture of the 1920′s when the house was built. They knew how to emphasize the original wood molding and the coffered ceilings. Their design gave the house a very rich yet homey feeling. The furniture is upscale, elegant with clean lines as well as beautiful paintings and plants that enhanced the walls and wood. The people we spoke to were very complimentary about the affect the staging had on the house.

We had the house on the market prior for 3 months without furniture; shortly after having it staged by Cindy we received our first and final offer. I would recommend Cindy and her staff @ Staged 4 More to anyone, they understand and work well with architecture and aesthetics. This is a wonderful group of people who are true professionals and easy to work with.
Thank you guys, we all appreciate your beautiful design!

See Maggie's original testimonial on Yelp here


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Agent, Melissa Roybal

Cindy is a wonderful Home Stager, but that is not what makes Cindy an exceptional person to work with. Cindy is punctual, amicable, creative, inventive, and flexible. She takes her business very seriously, and it shows. Her follow up is impeccable. The first time that we hired Cindy for one of our listings, the home showed so well that it was sold for $114,000 over asking price in May of this year in San Francisco.

Read Melissa's original testimonial on LinkedIn


Home Seller, H.C.

Staged4more gave us a great price for staging our home using a blend of our existing furniture and theirs, then enhancing the rooms with their own items. Cindy is very professional and helpful without putting on airs. (Another stager had given a bid but had a snooty attitude because she considered herself a “designer”) Cindy is great with keeping in contact every step of the way. She arranged for a photographer so we could post the pictures on the MLS . I didn’t recognize our house, it looked fantastic. The outcome with Staged4More was wonderful, our house never looked so good, and we sold in less than one month. Thanks Cindy and team!

–Review submitted via Yelp, see H.C.’s original testimonial on Yelp here


Jenn Davis, Realtor - Pac Union Int'l / Christie's Great Estates

Cindy staged my client’s home. She did a wonderfully stylish job, kept within my client’s budget, and we received 3 offers on the property! My clients are thrilled!

Read Jennifer's original testimonial on LinkedIn


Laura Monroe, Social Media Director at Inman News

Cindy and I connected through an online real estate network, and I had long been impressed with her insight, professionalism and personality. When the day came that I needed to find a Stager for one of my clients, she was my first choice. As expected, Cindy not only impressed me, but my client wither efficiency, eye for design, and her energy. I would recommend Cindy very highly..she is wonderful!

Read Laura's original testimonial on LinkedIn


Victoria Mudge, Redefining Real Estate Ownership

I met Cindy at a marketing event and soon began to learn more of her work through my network as hers is as wide and as impressive as her skill set. Cindy has a calm demeanor and yet an incredible amount of energy to pull-off even the most demanding of jobs. She was great working with my high-touch clients and I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Read Victoria's original testimonial on LinkedIn


Agents, Therese & Ed Milestone

Cindy is a fabulous stager. She is calm under pressure and works well with homesellers, gauging their needs while listening intently. She has the ability to accentuate the best features in a home and which helps sellers and real estate agents obtain top dollar. I would highly recommend Cindy Lin for your staging needs.

Read Therese & Ed's original testimonial on Yelp


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Press & Awards


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Press & Awards


Press

Wall Street Journal
San Francisco Chronicle
San Mateo County Times
HGTV
Forbes.com
Contra Costa Times
Palo Alto Weekly
The Examiner
Inman News
California Home + Design
Cyberhomes.com
FreeMoneyFinance
Curbly.com

Publications

+Building a Successful Home Staging Business: Proven Strategies from the Creator of Home Staging by Barb Schwarz
+Sell Your Home Fast In A Buyer’s Market by Norma Lehmeier Hartie

 

Awards

2010

Finalist, Product of the Year (EcoJoe) // Real Estate Staging Association
Finalist, Innovator of the Year // Real Estate Staging Association

2009

Winner, Green Business of the Year // Certified Staging Professionals

2008

Winner, Make Mine A Million business competition in Micro Category // Count Me In
Winner, Sam Walton Emerging Entrepreneur Award // Sam Walton Foundation
Finalist, Innovating Stager of the Year // Real Estate Staging Association
Finalist, Professional Stager of the Year // Real Estate Staging Association

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Contact


We would love to hear from you!

Phone: 650.383.SOLD (7653)

Email: Fill out the contact form below.

Studio Address: *(by appointment only)

Staged4More®
390 Swift Ave #6
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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Contact


We would love to hear from you!

Phone: 650.383.SOLD (7653)

Email: Fill out the contact form below.

Studio Address: *(by appointment only)

Staged4More®
390 Swift Ave #6
South San Francisco, CA 94080

We would love to hear from you.

For job inquiries, please see Join Our Team page for available positions.

For guest blogging inquiries, please read Contributor's Guideline before emailing us.

For general inquiries, please fill out the form below. We generally respond within 1 business day.

**Please note that during peak selling season or holidays, response time may be delayed. We observe US public holidays.


If you are writing to inquire about a ballpark pricing/ quote, please answer the following questions:

  • What is the approximate square footage of your listing?
  • How many bedrooms & bathrooms? And would you say the bedrooms are fairly large or small?
  • Do you have a living room? If so, what's (was) your current seating arrangement like?
  • Do you have a family room? Would you say it is considered large or small? What's (was) your current seating arrangement like?
  • Do you have a dining room? If so, would you say that you can fit a dining set that seats 4, 6, 8 or more
  • Does your kitchen have an eat-in space? Breakfast bar? Island?
  • Are there any other rooms in the home that would want staged? If so, please tell us more.
  • Any outdoor spaces that you want staged? If so, please tell us more.
  • How much will the listing be listed for? (A rough price range will do.
  • What is your target on market date?
  • What city and neighborhood is this listing in?

 

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Direction to Our Studio: (GPS generally gives out misleading directions to our studio, so please follow the directions below)

 

From US 101 South:

Take the Oyster Point Blvd E/Oyster Point Boulevard E exit
Turn right onto Gateway Blvd
Turn left onto E Grand Ave
Turn right onto Haskins Way
***Ignore your GPS’s prompt that tells you “Take the 1st right onto Swift Ave”
Continue down Haskins Way
Our studio is located in the parking lot behind the Swift Ave sign.
We are at the end of parking lot, between Copy Mill and Jacobs Farm.
The building says Staged4more on top

From US 101 North

Take the Grand Avenue exit
Turn right onto Grand Ave
Turn right onto Haskins Way
***Ignore your GPS’s prompt that tells you “Take the 1st right onto Swift Ave”
Continue down Haskins Way
Our studio is located in the parking lot behind the Swift Ave sign.
We are at the end of parking lot, between Copy Mill and Jacobs Farm.
The building says Staged4more on top