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Sorry Home Stagers, I've got the SECRET to Cheap Staging!!!

I have my first listings..I"m a buyers agent mostly but now I have three listings with 3 more on the way within the next week. All are vacant homes! We all know staged homes sell faster and for better prices but in this economy, my sellers cannot afford a professional stager. So I started thinking.....

And I went to my local furniture companies and begged them to let me use furniture for a fee and go. So I thought some more...

And I found a solution that is radically going to change the way I stage my homes..especially my lower end price point homes. The Rent to Own companies out there will let you rent their furniture for a month with stuff that comes right out of the boxes, good named brand furniture, for pennies on the dollar.

I contracted for two homes just yesterday which will be staged tomorrow (unless I get the offer on one today) and I"m doing open houses this weekend with the following.

Full Living Room Set

Full Dining Room Set

Full Master Bed Set

They deliver..they set up/tear down and take away!!!

and I've staged the baths and kitchens with knick nacks and towels myself.

Guess how much???? $200 per home FOR A MONTH.

I know once I get the new pics in MLS, my showings will increase although we're not doing bad now to be honest.  But this is nice furniture, trees, pics, lamps everything except the comforter and window treatments...not a bad option for your sellers. Check it's taken me to another level already!

Good hunting!


Comment balloon 1 commentTim Maitski • August 27 2008 11:48AM


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