If you’re staging a vacant home, in many ways you have an easier task than working on an occupied home. You won’t have to worry about clutter, personal items, or furniture that may be a little too snazzy for most people’s taste.
In this course, I’ve tried to gear the material toward occupied homes since this is one way you can get started as a stager if you don’t have your own inventory of furniture and accessories to work with. If you do have your own inventory, that’s great! If not, you can build it up over time or you can deal strictly with furniture rental.
Furniture rental companies have really started catering to the home staging industry over the years. You can rent items by the piece or in packages. Prices vary so much by company and by city so it’s not feasible to give you pricing, but it’s very easy to look into companies in your area.
CORT has nice pieces for staging and you can find them in the following locations:
School of Home Staging: Home Staging Course
Salt Lake City
They’ll bring the furniture to your location and set it up where you want it. It’s a pretty easy way to go.
You can also look into Rent-a-Center, Aaron’s, and local companies you have in your area. Let them know you’re looking for a company to work with for staging, so they know you’ll be a repeat customer. It’s always good to develop a relationship with places that will value your business.