Got questions? We’ve got answers! Take a look at the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about home staging, vacant staging, and e-design, along with our cancellation policy and terms and conditions.

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Home Staging FAQs

First, you will make more money. Second, your house will sell faster, which means more money with less headache and stress!
You can find specific pricing information for each service by clicking Services on our main menu, then clicking on the individual service you need.
Since 2013, we have staged or consulted on hundreds of properties in Houston's western suburbs. In late 2019, we made the decision to focus on consultations for occupied homes. Over the years, we've recognized there is a huge need for a home staging company that specializes in positive, empowering consultations for home sellers who plan to occupy their homes while on the market! By shifting our focus, we have been able to meet those needs, and help even more homeowners learn how to maximize what they already have in order to sell their homes faster and more profitably! If you are looking for a stager who specializes in vacant home staging, we can still help you! We have a talented co-op of professional home stagers in the Houston area, wonderfully equipped to stage any vacant home. Call us, and we’ll get you set up with a fine professional who is insured, accredited, and effective!
There is a LOT of emotional attachment in homeownership (sometimes good, sometimes not). For your home marketing to be effective, you must be objective -- and it's really challenging for most homeowners to do that. Consulting with a professionally certified home stager allows you to get your home into its most advantageous condition for showing. We are trained and experienced in analyzing buyer demographics, along with the scale and flow of the house, and can provide objective, cost-saving recommendations and feedback.

Not all homeowners have access to professional home staging or simply prefer to DIY. For those homeowners, we offer a self-paced, online course Easy DIY Home Staging for Home Sellers. We also encourage you to take a look at our book, Easy DIY Home Staging, available in paperback and e-reader versions on Amazon and Apple Books.
No, most buyers cannot. Only about 10% of home buyers can visualize the potential of a home. That’s why staging a home is critical! You don’t want the advantages of your home overlooked and left up to the buyer’s imagination.
According to a National Association of Realtors survey, homes that sold after 4 weeks on the market sold for 6% less than ones within the first 4 weeks! Don’t be in a position where you have to lower your price--have your house staged! The longer your home is on the market, the lower the price will be, so STAGE FIRST!
We ask that you please reschedule or cancel at least 6 hours before the beginning of your appointment or you may be charged a cancellation fee of $50. Please read more Cancellations, Terms and Conditions page for additional information.
Our Online Home Staging Consultations and e-Design services are available ANYWHERE there's an Internet connection!

For in-person consultations, we generally serve the Katy, Fulshear, Cinco Ranch, Cypress, Richmond, Rosenberg, and Memorial communities, but we do see clients all across the Houston metro area based on distance and schedule availability. Properties more than 30 miles away from our office may incur an additional trip fee. See below for a general map of our service area.

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Yes! The money you make on the sale of your home may be TAX FREE (read more here), and the money you spend on staging services to improve and sell your home could be deductible! *We are not tax pros, though, so please consult your accountant!
Leaving your house in “AS IS” condition will only help sell the competition. Competition is stiff, and buyers have very high expectations, as well as many choices. Successful agents know that the key to competing is professional staging because it creates compelling online presentations, drives buyer traffic to the home, and turns prospects into buyers.
Home staging is an unregulated industry -- this means that anyone can advertise themselves as a "stager," and there are no licensing, insurance, or education requirements. Often, these hobby stagers are inexperienced in analyzing the buyer demographic for the neighborhood, the scale and flow of the house, and don’t have the resources to do a home justice.

Three Bears Home Staging offers award-winning, professional service. We are insured and accredited HSR Certified Home Staging and Redesign professionals, winning Best of Houzz Customer Service Awards in Home Staging every year since 2015. We are also a 2019 winner of RESA's Top 75 Most Influential People in Real Estate Staging and a published expert on home staging. We encourage you to ensure that your house is being staged by a legitimate, insured business and not by a hobby stager.

We are very quick to point out to potential clients that we are insured in our business. Why does it matter?

Because…things can happen! Even with the best of intentions and proper planning accidents can happen. Part of being a professional is looking ahead in order to better serve and protect our client’s interests. Regardless of which staging service we provide you can rest assured that we’ve got you covered…literally!

When I first started my home staging business, I was hanging artwork for a client who had just purchased a home in the beautiful, upscale Rice Military District in Houston. I remarked to the client how much I liked one framed piece in particular and as it turned out...it was a Rembrandt! Signed and everything! Wow...I can't even begin to imagine how terrifying it would have been to hold this piece (let alone hang it) without insurance!

Even if you don't have a Rembrandt hanging in your living room, you do have things that are valuable to YOU. By having insurance, we are demonstrating they are valuable to us as well!

e-Design FAQs

Our e-design questionnaire helps us understand what your personal style is. We also ask that clients provide “inspiration” photos from Pinterest or Houzz to help us better learn your style preferences.
No. The e-design package price is for the design fee only and does not include the furnishing budget.
All e-design services and correspondence for your project will be conducted entirely online. Our online Design Studio allows us to communicate easily through direct messaging within the system. This platform also provides you access to your mood board, floor plans, and product list, and allows us to have direct feedback about individual items.
You are charged a flat fee and are required to pay for your e-design package at selection. Once your payment is made, the process begins. No hidden fees or agenda! Click here to see our Terms & Conditions.
This is a collaborative process, and it’s important to make sure we design something you love! Our questionnaire and the inspiration photos you provide are the best way to help us understand your style preferences. Different clients require different levels of time and assistance. For those who just need a little inspiration and a solid jumping off point for the layout and design of their space, we offer a customized e-Design Basic Package with a couple of rounds of client revisions. Looking for something more in-depth, thoughtful and custom with the opportunity to make more changes? Then check out our e-Design Custom Premium Packages. You can even add a 2D and 3D floor plans rendering to your e-design package!
All sales are final, and no refunds are provided. It is your responsibility to research and ensure your wants and needs prior to purchasing an e-design package. Please see our Terms & Conditions for additional info.