Vacant Staging was not my first love , but now it is my only love

Home Stager with The Added Touch Home Staging

When I went into the staging business i was only going to do accessory staging so i went and marketed my self as and accessory stager. The phone calls came and nearly everyone wanted staging with both accessories and furniture and they were all vacant. So the added touch became a full service staging business. I really loved the idea of just doing accessories, because it was 1 cheaper for clients and 2 easier to store. The realtor's thought it was a good idea and the same breath they asked me if I had access to furniture. The only rental company here in Boise Idaho is rent-a-center so I started my quest to purchase furniture. I found that i really enjoyed buying furniture and paring it with the accessories to give the home a complete look. Since starting my business I have done to date 8 vacant stages.They are mentally draining, billing pain in the you what, draining on the pocket book, but it is now my love.It gives me self satisfaction after completing a job and also, having complete creative license over the project which i did't have when i was doing interior design jobs. I know with the market in Idaho vacant staging is what i will mostly do and thats ok because i love it.


Comments (4)

Home Staging
Reston, VA

I love them too Maria.  Much more fun than occupieds, and how fun to work with a blank canvas and see it transformed in a couple of hours.


Jul 15, 2007 12:32 AM
Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast

i LOVE doing vacant as well. at first i didn't want to get into it because all the possible overheads. but i didn't have a choice when i first started because all the jobs i got called are for vacants. it's truly very rewarding to stage vacant. instant satisfaction!



Jul 15, 2007 06:04 AM
Cindy Richter
Interior Motiv Home Staging - Flower Mound, TX
IRIS Dallas, TX Home Stager
Ditto ladies.  I love not having to please a person but just make the house look phenomenal!  That is my niche and I hope to never have to change!  I purchase my furniture and inventory too and am about to go for a large storage unit but that's a whole other blog! 
Jul 16, 2007 02:11 PM
Val Allocco
Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island - Northport, NY
HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island


Phyllis can attest to the fact that at first I was distressed that I was only getting calls for Vacants.  Now they are the majority of my business and I love them!  I've also become an expert in that field.


Jul 19, 2007 01:06 AM