Staging a house so that it can sell can be difficult. If you are looking to sell your house and you think part of the reason it isn't selling right now is because there isn't great furniture, and it's hard for people to see the space, you want to visit a furniture store.
There are many reasons why a furniture store is the best option for this dilemma. When you get there you want to do the following things so you can get the house staged.
See Displays and Setups
You want to see the furniture displays and setups, so you can get ideas about what type of furniture is trending, and what your rooms could look like. When you are doing this, take measurements of the pieces that you like, and then measure your living space when you get home. This way you know what can realistically fit into your rooms throughout the home.
Purchase or Rent Furniture
If some of the pieces are affordable or you would want to take them with you when you move, spend the money and buy the furniture for yourself to stage the home.
If you don't want to buy the furniture, ask the store if they have a rental policy. Some stores have rent to own options, or they may allow you to rent display pieces or pieces they are going to send to a clearance center.
Ask About Financing
When you don't want to spend any money on furniture to stage the house, or you can't afford to, you may be able to finance the purchase. Ask about financing options at that furniture store.
If the furniture doesn't get used at all and the house sells, you may be able to return the pieces. If the buyer wants to purchase the home with some of the furniture in it, you can just pay the financing total off with the extra sale money.
If you think a lack of staging is what's preventing you from selling your home, and you currently have old or outdated pieces that aren't enhancing your space, get help. Talk with the real estate agent about how to make the spaces seem bigger, how to utilize the space the best, and what type of pieces they suggest you get. You may be surprised to see what a difference staging makes in your room, and how it will help you get the right buyers to the property.