The Staging Guy is a small Austin-based business focused on helping local property owners, either residential or commercial, get the most value out of their property when selling or leasing. Our objective is to highlight the positives of the property while minimizing any negatives. We do not believe in cookie-cutter or generic staging. One of our professional highly trained staff will come out to visit the property, take many photos, study the neighborhood and demographics, and design a project plan tailored to that specific property.
We offer staging for occupied spaces and vacant spaces. Our professional staff is available for your interior design tasks.Read More
Check out some of the work we’ve already done on residential and commercial properties by browsing through our extensive portfolio.Read More
Mattresses and More Mattresses!By The Staging Guy | No Comments
I will admit, mattresses are not what most would consider an exciting topic. But when you are running low on mattresses in inventory and your Serta representative calls up and asks "Are you interested in taking our convention showroom at 50% off of our cost?", the answer is a resounding "YES!!" The "rub" is that we had to send our warehouse staff over to pick up the merchandise from the ballroom at the Hilton attached to the Austin Convention Center...at 3:30pm...on Thursday (which was the next day). We were able to get that coordinated fairly quick and were ready for…Read More
What Happened To The Luxury Market in Austin?By The Staging Guy | No Comments
The luxury market in Austin has been nothing short of dazzling the last couple of years, property values jumping double digits and buyers practically running to listing agents with cash in hand. We saw the market start off strong for the first half of 2017 - now all we see are price reductions coming across the wires. Homes stay on the market much longer than recent history and the pressure on pricing has definitely had an impact to sellers in the $1M+ price range. Has it completely dried up? No, but it definitely is no longer "dazzling". Listing agents…Read More
Statistics on Home Staging InvestmentBy The Staging Guy | No Comments
Finally, an infographic released for 2017 put together by the NAR (National Association of Realtors) showcasing the benefits of home staging when getting ready to sell. Staging is a "tough sell" when the housing market is fully in the seller's favor. People almost always feel that their home will sell in a weekend so "why bother staging?". As pointed out in the infographic, decluttering your home is a necessity for all sellers. There are potential benefits to your bottom line by taking it a couple of steps further with professional staging. The objective of staging is to not only make the…Read More
Full-Service Master Staging Company
The Staging Guy was established in 2009 by Richard Kline, an acclaimed local Master Staging® professional. The business took the next step in growth by joining forces with Jeff Arnold, an Austin-based real estate agent, as a business partner in 2016.
Richard and Jeff share the same business philosophy…do your best for each client and treat everyone with equal respect. The Staging Guy carries our own inventory of high-quality home furnishings, artwork, and accessories.
Richard, What a difference it makes to work with a professional! We particularly appreciate your detailed Home Assessment... Everything you wrote or said will have a significant impact and make a big difference! You are a great resource to us AND our clients and we will consider you part of the Team. We’ve finally found the right professional...we will be using you for every listing we get.
Richard... Thank you for your help today in selecting colors for our house! We didn't know how much information we needed to make choices.... You really opened our eyes to what we needed to consider. You have a great gift for colors and color schemes, and I know that there are many other people out there, like us, who just have no clue as to what colors to paint the house.
I implemented as many of your suggestions as I could. My Realtor did a couple of "sneak previews" for some realtors and their clients. Then he put a "Coming Soon" sign in my yard and had a pre-MLS Open House last Saturday, and we sold it! Your suggestions were invaluable, and you were a dream to work with. Thanks for all your help!
Forest Trail looks amazing! Wow….I’m so impressed you were able to move so quickly on this project and get so much done in a short amount of time!
The place looks awesome! It's under contract. You must have the magic touch.
Jeff and I wanted to express to you how much of a difference your staging made in preparing our home for the market. After living in the home for 7 years, we were used to the look and feel of the home, without fully appreciating how a few touches in just about every room in the house could make such a huge difference in making the home appealing to a much wider audience. We have no doubt that getting an offer in just 24 hours is in large part due to your expert staging! Thank you so much!