Lish Staging Launched!

August 18, 2010 · 9 comments

If you’ve been following this blog for any period of time, you probably know that my wife handles all of the marketing, sales and staging of our properties. With many years experience managing large marketing teams for Fortune 500 companies, she is by-far the greatest resource our company has. (It’s no coincidence that we generally get an offer within the first 3 showings of any property)

Over the past several months, she’s been asked on several occasions to stage and market properties for other investors. And she has been just as successful helping them sell their properties as she has been selling ours.

So, with lots of furniture now on-hand and lots of investors asking for her services, she has decided to officially launch her staging business for investors. Feel free to check out her website here: LISH STAGING.

If you’re an investor in the Atlanta area and are interested in her services, just let me (or her) know. Because she owns all of her own furniture, there are no monthly rental costs. And because she understands the cash flow issues that many investors face, she is willing to negotiate a payment schedule that allow most of the payment AFTER the property sells. Yup, pay a small furniture moving fee upfront, and then don’t pay anything until your house sells.

By the way, she also does design consulting for investors…so if you need help picking colors, finishes, floor-plans, etc, she can help with that as well…

9 responses to “Lish Staging Launched!”

  1. Shae says:

    Really nice site… Carol rocks! Wishing you all the best with the growth of the staging business!

  2. Bilgefisher says:

    The website looks great. While I’m sure word of mouth will cause the majority of her customers, the web page certainly helps. I know she will do well.

    Question for you. I’ll be buying staging furniture for my current flip. How do you get furniture from storage to the house and back? My wife suggested using a POD or similar delivery storage unit.

  3. J Scott says:

    Bilge –

    We have a pretty big unfinished portion of our basement where we store excess furniture. If we didn’t have that, we would likely either get a POD or a self-storage space. In my opinion, even if you only do a few flips a year, it’s a great investment.

    As for moving the furniture, we hav.e a deal with a small local moving company that will moving everything from house to house for $250 per trip. So, it’s an extra $500 to move from storage to house and back to storage. In general though, we try to time things so we can move the furniture from one flip house directly to another. This cuts the cost to $250 per house in overhead.

    Does that answer your question?

  4. Bilgefisher says:

    Yes it did. Not a bad way to do it. As I ramp things up, I may start looking that route. Your setup with staging is inspiring my wife and I to do the same. She has a knack for it.

  5. J Scott says:

    Bilge –

    Personally, I think that if you plan to flip more than a couple properties a year, this is the right way to go. If you (or your wife) has any questions, let me know…

  6. BrentRoad says:

    Great website!

  7. Devon says:

    What type of camera do you guys uses?

  8. That’s great! I’m sure she does great. We use a stager down here in Mobile, AL as well. I couldn’t decide if it was worth it or not until our most recent renovation. Worth every penny and contracted in 27 days!

    It just hit me. I think an article that I read by you explaining the pros and cons of a real estate license helped push me to get mine. Did you write an article like this?

    Also, I’d be interested to get your perspective on the Atlanta market. My contractor is wanting me to invest with him up there. Maybe you can wholesale me something.

    Keep it up!

  9. TL says:

    Great job…but it all comes down to buying right. As long as you do that you should be OK.

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