Staging in Boston

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I've seen a number of discussions about staging but am trying to get some input on a reasonable cost to expect.  I am considering staging 2 newly renovated condo units in Boston, MA - one is 650 sf and the other is 1,300 sf.  Both units are vacant.  Does anyone have a perspective on what reasonable pricing is for relatively high end staging? 

@Robert Menn I see you didn't get any answers on BP. Did you stage your units? What did the cost end up being? I've never staged a property before, but will be doing so on future builds here in Orange County. I've been quoted $2-3 per foot which would cover living room, kitchen, dining, master bedroom and bath, with add'l $500 for each add'l bedroom. 

Another option is to look at furniture rental companies, many of them have programs for renting furniture by the room for set prices, and do short term for staging. 

@Robert Menn , as @Karen Margrave mentioned, I recently considered staging 3 rooms in a 2200 sq foot flip.

The quotes were around 1750-2250 per month!

Then I decided to try a local furniture rental place - Aaron's in my case and they provided a dining room set, living room set with couch, coffee table, end tables and lamps along with a bed and dresser for $380/month - including delivery sand setup.

Was it worth it? Well the house went under contract yesterday, 2 weeks after this staging, so I only have to pay for 1 month which is their minimum.

Aaron's furniture rental! Great idea @Percy N. I never thought of them. We just got one here near where I live so I'll be sure to take a look when its time to stage.

@Shannon K. , one thing to keep in mind with Aarons....DO NOT sign up via the website as they only do lease to own via the website.

You can select what you are interested in but go to your local store and talk to the manager about staging. Cost will be about 2x of the lease to own, but it is short term and honestly, I have not found a better deal.

Thank you. Will do. We've got a store close enough here where I can go visit. I've never used a furniture rental store before and completely forgot about them til I read your post.

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