As I've blogged about before, home staging isn't only for properties that are being sold. Staging works for all types of properties. We've had a 2 bedroom model unit staged at a large apartment complex marketed to the 55+ demographic. All the units have been rented and we were asked to move our staging to a 3 bedroom unit. They had been unsuccessful in renting this newly remodeled vacant unit for 7 months.
Last Saturday we moved our staging out of the 2 bedroom model and did a new staging design for the 3 bedroom unit. We used most of the furnishings that were in the 2 bedroom model, and enhanced the design with some additional pieces. The unit rented on Sunday. That is only one day after staging! And the apartment had been vacant for 7 months without an offer.
Don't be fooled by thinking that staging is a luxury expense only for homes in a certain price range that are for sale. Staging is a sound investment that can help potential renters see how they can live in a unit, just like potential buyers looking at a home purchase. Staging lets potential renters envision a lifestyle that they can have. Staging is not just for sellers anymore!
Here are a few of the Before and After photos:
Spacious Living Room with a great view. Potential renters weren't sure how to configure this large space.
The oversized Dining Room is the first thing you see when you walk in the apartment. It is so overwhelming - it almost looked like the ballroom! We used a large rug to cover some of the tile and a substantial dining room table with 6 chairs to make it feel more inviting.
The kitchen was beautifully remodeled and just needed some special touches.
Once a sophisticated bed was brought into the Master Bedroom it felt like the retreat someone would want to come home to.
The Master Bathroom was small and dark, but with some nice accessories and art, it felt much warmer.
For more photos of this 3 bedroom apartment visit the Portfolio page on our website
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