“Look at this trove, treasures untold, how many wonders can one cavern hold? Looking around here you think, sure she’s got everything.
I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty I have whosits and whatsits galore, you want thingamabobs I got twenty but who cares, no big deal, I want more”
—Song “Part of Your World” from Disney’s Little Mermaid
This is how I feel about my warehouse, well warehouses, actually. I consider them treasure troves. I want to share them and I want more. And THAT strategy is a win-win for those of you looking to find on-trend, unique furniture at a great price. I’ve got just what you are looking for (and if not, at the very least, you’ll be inspired by what could be…)
I don’t know any other stagers also providing a resale business. I have done some insider research and learned the main reason why you don’t see this more. Generally, staging companies don’t buy very high-quality items. They purchase items just for staging and not for design. If I’m honest, that may be a better profit model. However, I’m drawn to staging to have an excuse to acquire furniture and artwork that I would buy for my own home. Furniture that is unique, sometimes higher in design (translation: more costly). I seek out furniture that has a personality and a presence.
As I have written about over the years, the challenges and learning curve I have gone through as an out -of -the- box staging company has been extensive. But I stand by my promise to my clients of having fresh, unexpected inventory that is in good shape, and either on trend, or true vintage, or ahead of the curve.
BUT CASSEE, THIS IS GREAT! WHY DON’T MORE STAGERS DO THIS?
This promise requires me to keep sourcing and shopping and storing. Not only do I want to rotate my inventory, my business model depends on it. I am creating a resale experience for others I wish was available to me when I was growing my staging business, and furnishing my personal home. One source of really every style and era of design at a great value. We will talk about this in a moment.
I am creating a new business model with staging and resale that I’m constantly tweaking.
I’m still figuring out how it all works, how I can market most effectively to get the word out and how I frame my unique products.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
- I am selling furniture that has been used in staging, furniture of all eras, styles, shapes, and sizes. There may be some pieces that are new than others. There may be some pieces that have a scuff or a scratch
- The pricing of my furniture depends on how I sourced it and the condition it is in. In short, if I got a good deal on the piece I pass that on to you.
There are 3 ways in which I am reselling. Well, 4 really.
- Warehouse sales. I schedule weekend warehouse sales where I open up the doors and folks come to me. I will continue to hold these sales.
- By appointment- Give me a call and we can schedule a visit to my treasure trove for you to peruse and purchase.
- You provide a budget and let me know what you are looking for or have me stage for you to purchase items and keep them in place.
- Purchase items from a stage I have in place. For my listings or any listings in which I have staging in place. Usually most items are for sale.
I love my gadgets and gizmos a-plenty…. and I want to share them with you.
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