Rent Furniture to Give New Life to Your Vacant Listings

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  1. Nice article! I agree that staged homes showcase nicely. It is very true that renting cheap furniture is not a good idea. Some agents in our market look into trading rental furniture or decor for advertising.
    However, in this economy it can be difficult to justify spending money on such a rental. Each market will be different – depending on the inventory and market conditions some homes will have an edge by following your strategy.

  2. GREAT post. So true about budget rentals…you get what you pay for!

  3. I have successfully staged several vacant properties. The furniture breathes life into the house for sale. Cort Furniture has added more upscale pieces to their choices. They currently have different pieces that are in a range of prices.

    The great thing about rental furniture is that you can rent the appropriate style for the house. Stagers receive a discount on the rate AND the minimum length of the lease.

  4. We wholeheartedly agree that a beautifully staged home is likely to sell faster and often for more money than one that is vacant and unfurnished. HomeTenders of America, based in Scottsdale, AZ, and recently featured in “Realtor Magagine Online”, professionally stages vacant homes with the upscale furniture of full-time, live-in “caretakers”. These hometenders (not renters) are responsible for keeping the home “show ready” seven days a week at no cost to the home owner or realtor, pay for the utilities, landscape and pool maintenance costs, and keep a watchful eye on the property during the time it’s on the market.