Fitout 101: What to Look for in a Furniture Staging Company

When placing your home on the real estate market, it is important to consider all of the factors to get your best price and a quick sale. Furniture staging, the act of setting up (staging) your home with beautiful furniture and décor, can help your real estate sell far quicker and even boost your selling price. With staging, the goal is to create an irresistible home to entice multiple buyers into making offers on the house. There are many companies out there that can help you with the task of staging, but how do you know which company will best serve your needs? Here are a few things to look for while searching for a furniture staging company.


1. View Their Past Work

If the furniture staging company’s website has a gallery of past projects, be sure to scroll through those examples. Buyers want a house that does not feel “fake”, so a company that “over-stages” a home may not be the right choice. If their designs are trendy and realistic, consider that company in your search. If their photographs show homes that you yourself would consider purchasing, that is even better!


2. Look for Referrals

When searching for a home staging company, do not simply rely on your own judgment. Seek advice from neighbours, friends, and your realtor in case any of them have had previous experiences with a home staging company that they employed. In the same vein as referrals, look up any possible reviews for the home staging companies that you’re considering to see what types of experiences their past clients have had.


3. Find Someone with Options

A good furniture staging company will have enough options for you to feel comfortable hiring their services for your needs. Whether you are trying to stage your home for future buyers or you need to prepare your home for habitation, finding a company with multiple choices, selections, styles, and experience will ensure the best outcome. For example, at Furniture Fitouts, we offer many different styles and types of staging, including commercial furniture staging, all of which can be viewed at We also offer overseas fitouts for our clients not located in the Perth area. Our services are rendered to provide more flexibility for you.


 4. Ask Them Questions

A company who truly understands home staging and has experience in the field will be more than willing to answer your questions and calm your concerns. While considering a company, be sure to ask any questions you have, no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. If they are open to your questions and give you straightforward answers, as well as if they are able to walk you through the process of your home staging, then you should definitely keep that company in mind.


5. Find Your Price Point

This may seem obvious, but finding a company that fits within your budget is incredibly important. A company with flexible options is more likely to have flexible pricing, and therefore they are more likely to work within your budget. Ask home staging companies for quotes and compare them against their services and what they offer. Finding the balance between the right price and high-quality furniture is a key aspect of home furniture staging.


6. Ask About Liability Insurance

While searching for a company, in the initial stages, make sure you inquire about liability insurance. The majority of reputable home staging companies who have years of experience will have liability insurance, so be sure you ask them about it. You do not want to be left responsible for any potential damages or losses that occur during transportation and arranging of furniture. Though companies will do their best to prevent any problems, you want to make sure you (and they) are covered in case of any incidents.


In the end, the biggest and best tip you can follow in searching for a furniture staging company is this: trust your intuition. If you view their past work, ask the necessary questions, receive a quote, and find a company with the right flexibility for your desires and budget, then trust your positive feelings. If the company you find checks all of your theoretical boxes, then they are the company for you!