Staging #5: Pictures

June 18, 2010 · 7 comments

My wife has done a couple more staging jobs for other investors over the past couple months, though I haven’t been very good about posting pictures. So, I’ll devote the next couple posts to these…

Here are the final staging pictures from her fifth staging job for an investor other than ourselves. This is a small townhouse in Atlanta — 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This was a pretty standard staging job, and we used much of the same furniture that we’ve used in previous staging jobs, so it will probably look familiar…











7 responses to “Staging #5: Pictures”

  1. Craig Rader says:

    Hey J,
    I just bought your business plan package and I’m glad I did. You did a great job! Your wife does great staging too, and that leads to my question: How does she hang the wall art so it doesn’t damage the walls?

  2. J Scott says:

    Craig –

    Wish I had a better answer for you on this one, but the truth is, we use nails, screws and wall-hangers just like everyone else. We have gotten pretty good at figuring out how to the least damage with each piece of art (by using the smallest hangers or nails possible), but we still leave some marks/holes on the wall that need to be patched once the house is sold.

    Also, if you use a nice neutral paint color, oftentimes the marks are pretty hard to notice, as opposed to when you use a white or a dark color.

  3. Blanka says:

    Hello J,

    I like your taste in furniture you use for staging. It’s modern and very versatile. Would you be willing to share where you purchase your pieces? Thank you.

  4. J Scott says:

    Hi Blanka –

    Most of the big stuff comes from American Signature Furniture and a local discount furniture place called Garden Ridge. The accessories come from places such as AJ Wright, Anna’s Linens, Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, and much of the custom looking pieces are purchased off Craigslist.

    Basically, my wife is always looking for bargains, and whenever she finds one, she’ll buy it and add it to our inventory, whether we need it right then or not…

  5. Tom Handy says:

    A PM once told me that if you hammer nails in the wall at an angle, they’re easier to cover up when you sell your home. Most homedepot/lowe’s sell nails with a small hook (to hang pictures) that you can hammer in at an angle.

  6. Kyle Walters says:

    Here’s a trick I used when I lived in the dorms to hang stuff because if you damaged the paint, they fined you. I used the blue painter’s tape that doesn’t leave a mark and would tape those plastic hooks you can find at walmart. You would have to tape a large area depending on how heavy the picture is if you want to make sure the tape doesn’t give. Those hooks have a flat, square back and just tape like a 5 in strip on all four sides and double up on hooks if necessary. At the end of the semester, it never left a mark and I hung some reasonably heavy frames with glass too. Hope this helps! Also, J Scott you have a great site that is a very valuable resource, thanks for sharing your experiences! I am actually trying to sell my first fix and flip right now and hopefully it brings in a good price. 🙂

  7. J Scott says:

    Kyle – Thanks for the tip!!!

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