Staging #7: Pictures

July 26, 2010 · 7 comments

Well, we’re finally back in the swing of things…we spent a good chunk of the weekend looking at houses, and plan to put in a few offers today…

On the staging front, we haven’t been marketing the staging to other investors, though a few have found us…but now that we have so much furniture out there (and only one house of our own being staged), we are starting to do some marketing to ensure that the furniture continues to have a home — and so that we don’t have to load up a storage space with it. If you know any investors in the Atlanta metro area looking for a great deal on staging, let me know!

In the meantime, here are pictures of another completed staging job my wife did recently. This is a small, 750 square foot, one bedroom, one bath condo in a suburban high-rise building. The pics include both interior shots along with some pictures of the building amenities (since she did the pics for the MLS listing as well as the staging):













7 responses to “Staging #7: Pictures”

  1. ezra says:

    The cardio equipment was a nice touch:)

  2. Jenine Grant says:

    Wow, these staging pictures are amazing. I am brand new to your blog but I am really impressed. The furniture is beautiful, modern, and absolutely perfect. I would have picked out the exact same stuff!~ Great job!!

  3. Bo says:

    WOW! Great shots! Love the window shot too; great for the amenities!

  4. Ryan says:

    Where do you get your furniture? Doesn’t it cost a fortune to set up each house? Everything looks very nice.

  5. J Scott says:

    Hey Ryan –

    My wife gets most of the furniture from discount furniture stores, clearance sales, and Craigslist. Additionally, for things like beds, we’ll often use two box-springs instead of a mattress (not only is it cheaper, but it’s much lighter and easier to move!). She is constantly looking for furniture, and generally gets stuff for half-price or less — either because of her great negotiation skills, because the stuff has been discontinued, and occasionally because she’ll go with showroom pieces that may be slightly damaged (but not noticeable when staged).

    Now that she has gotten really good at finding furniture, she can generally stage an entire house for under $3500. And because buyers often want to buy some/all of the furniture along with the property, we can generally turn over our furniture inventory pretty quickly, as well as make some money in the process.

  6. Michelle Brewer says:

    Does your wife ever shop at Ikea for staging purchases? Or is they too expensive?

  7. J Scott says:

    Hi Michelle,

    She very rarely shops at Ikea…the stuff there is not just expensive, but it also tends to be bulky and heavy, making it difficult to move from house to house. She does get desks and lamps there, though. Most of the other stuff she buys is either clearance items at discount furniture stores or off of Craigslist.

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