3 Staging Tips That Will Keep You From Breaking the Bank

After you have completed your flip it can be tough to stage your property without going overboard and getting emotionally involved in the design process of the home. Yes, it is important that potential buyers are able to picture themselves living in the flip. But, it is equally important to manage your costs and not go overboard. ZINC recommends that investors ALWAYS stage their flip, but we also recommend that an investor does not do full staging. Bringing in beds, couches, etc. can be more trouble than it’s worth if you are staging an entry-level home. Implementing light to moderate staging in your flip allows you to keep costs low and give buyers the opportunity to picture themselves in the property. Of course, ZINC is here to help!  In this blog, we give you 3 tips on how to stage your property without breaking the bank

  1. Keep costs low- ZINC recommends going to discount furniture stores or even looking on Amazon for inexpensive, small accent furniture. Do not break your bank trying to create the perfect look. It can be easy to get emotionally involved in the staging of your flip. But remember, you are most likely staging an entry-level home. This means that keeping your costs low and maintaining the highest possible ROI is your overall goal.
  2. Don’t forget about props- ZINC buys Hollywood props for all of the homes that we stage. Adding things like fake bread, fake tea, fake lemons, etc. allows potential buyers to really imagine their day-to-day life living in the property. This strategy is also a very cost-effective way to portray what it would be like to live in the home.
  3. Buy easy-to-move furniture- For bigger items, such as a couch, it is vital that an investor finds staging materials that are easy to transport. For example, ZINC uses furniture from a company called CUBIQZ. This company makes easily transportable cardboard furniture that looks real. Using cardboard furniture makes it easy for investors to stage multiple flips while keeping costs low. 

Now that you know how to stage a property, you are ready for your next flip! ZINC is here to help you leverage your capital and get your deal funded. We lend up to 90% of the purchase price and 100% of the rehab! Click here to apply for one of our loan programs today.