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home staging: Home Staging Survey Results and commentary - 08/25/08 10:50 AM
Survey Participants 81% Realtors 19 % home builders 1. Have you ever used the services of a home stager: 80 % said no 20 % said yes This did not come as a surprise to me. I know home staging is relatively new to the real estate industry. As is true with any new product or service, people need to be educated in its benefits and results. Realtors and home builders are inundated with sales and promotional material from all types of service providers, so it is hard to know who can be trusted and who really is providing a beneficial (13 comments)
home staging: Staging in the turbulent market of Mandeville, LA - 02/05/08 06:21 PM
Here is what a Realtor in Mandeville, Louisiana said about Home Staging by Amie: "I used Amie for my listing in The Reserve Subdivision in Mandeville. This property had been vacant and on the market with another agent for around 15 months when I took it over. The sellers were very open minded and took my advice on some updates and to stage the house. Since the living room did not feature a fireplace; I needed the buyer to be able to visualize the flow since most of the living area was in the keeping room. After Amie staged it I got a good (2 comments)
home staging: What does staging cost? - 02/05/08 05:34 PM
Inevitably, the first question I am asked by Realtors and home owners is "What does staging cost?" I know the answer they are looking for is the dollars and cents amount of my staging services. But the answer they really need to hear has nothing to do with that amount. They really need to hear what it will cost not to stage. Staging is not about spending money, but making money. If homes are not staged it can cost much more than the actual dollars and cents of staging. Here's how: A prospective buyer will drive by and not want to go inside because (30 comments)
home staging: Interview with Acadiana Realtor, Penny McGehee of Van Eaton & Romero - 01/22/08 09:32 PM
This is an interview I did with local Realtor, Penny McGehee of Van Eaton & Romero for my email newsletter. I thought it worth sharing here as well. A: What prompted you to use the services of a stager?P: I wanted to remove myself from the task of making recommendations to clients about what wasn't working in their homes.A: What do you see as the benefit of staging?P: Staging turns a cold space into a warm environment. Home staging has changed the complexities of my listings. By using staging services, I feel I am given more credibility as an agent. I (0 comments)
home staging: Does the Listing Pass the Sniff Test? - 01/22/08 09:23 PM
All homes have a smell. If the smell is pleasing, it will be to the seller’s advantage. I once asked a friend what prompted her to buy her current home. She answered, “it smelled like home.” The reverse is also true. If the home’s smell is offensive, potential buyers will walk away. Since a seller is accustomed to the smell of their home, it is best to have an objective third party take the “sniff test.” If the home fails the sniff test there are remedies. A breath of fresh air The easiest and best way to make the home smell (6 comments)
home staging: Ready... Set... Post! Passing the Curb Appeal Test - 01/22/08 09:18 PM
I send a monthly email newsletters to a number of area Realtors where I publish articles that I hope they find helpful. (If you live in south Louisiana, let me invite you to subscribe at my Web site.) It's my plan over the next few days to transfer that content to this blog. Here's a sample of the type of content I'm talking about: Passing the Curb Appeal Test Remember if you can’t see it you can’t sell it. The easiest and best way to determine what needs to be done to the outside of the home and the lawn is to (0 comments)
home staging: Everything is Great in 2008 -- Home Staging by Amie - 01/21/08 05:27 PM
Hello and Happy New Year to All My name is Amie Hebert Chaney, founder of Home Staging by Amie. My husband, Paul Chaney, is a blogging expert (seriously, he has written a book on blogging) and has convinced me to jump on the blogging band wagon. Home Staging by Amie was created in order that I may share my gifts and talents with all who find themselves in need of my services. Home Staging is a relatively new concept in the south with educating being a large part of what I do. Once agents and homeowners are aware of the differences staging can make, they (19 comments)
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