Helping realtors & new owners furnish homes
Realtors and home owners turn to consignment shops for furnishing vacant homes for sale.
Take it from an ex Realtor. Well furnished homes always show better, larger and take less time to sell. That is why new home builders furnish their models. So your Realtor has told you that your home would do better if it was furnished but you don’t want to spend a small fortune on new furniture because of the minimal return on your investment. There are a few options for you. You can go to a retail store and purchase new, low cost furniture, but be careful with this one. You don’t want the furniture to cheapen the look of your home and the cost of retail furnishings can cost dearly.
Rental furniture is another option and there are a number of companies that will rent new furniture for staging purposes. You will pay a monthly rental amount and they will deliver and remove the furniture as you need, however, this can become quite pricey if your home still takes a long time to sell.
Another alternative is Consignment shop furniture. Consignment gives you the option of purchasing high quality, gently used furnishings for your home at a greatly reduced price as opposed to buying new. You can often build this amount into the sales price of your home and offer it furnished. You can also re-consign the furniture once the property is sold and possibly get much of your money back. This will accomplish the task of furnishing the home and also provide a way to re-coup much of the cost of purchasing the furniture. We have a few customers that are back into flipping property and they are constantly in the store looking for the right home decor pieces for the project they are currently working on. Sometimes the pieces come back to us, sometimes they go with the property and sometimes they move on to the next project property. It’s all good!