Becoming a home stager doesn’t mean you have to get yourself into credit card debt stocking up on your own accessories for home staging.
If you’ve been putting off your desire to learn home staging because you’re not prepared for these expenses, you should know you have other options.
When it comes to accessories like accent pillows, towels and bedding, I don’t draw from my own inventory.
When I need to purchase them for a client, I use their money to shop. So everything belongs to my clients instead of me.
This works very well.
I’m paid for my time to go shopping. Plus, I shop with my clients’ money.
The client gets to keep the receipts and the packaging. When the house sells it’s up to them if they want to keep that stuff because it’s theirs.
If they want to return items to get a different color to match their new home, or if they don’t want to keep any of it – that’s up to them.
Some home stagers like to build up their own stash of vases, candles and other accessories. I deliberately decided not to do that. Storing those things and keeping track of them is a nuisance. I don’t want to be stuck cleaning things or replacing damaged items. And who needs the hassle of picking it all up after the house sells?
Many homeowners love the fact that they have all this great new stuff to move to their new home.
Home stagers, do you prefer to stock pile your own accessories. Or do you purchase them on behalf of your clients, like I do?
Please share your process by leaving a comment below.