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“I Stood in Your House While People Looked At It” (Perspectives on Real Estate and More from a Home Staging Pro) When leaving the grocery store I noticed a For Sale By Owner (a.k.a. FSBO) periodical. Since it caught my attention, I thought I’d take it home and look it over. While flipping through, I noticed an ad with a smug looking woman with her arms crossed and a box saying, “I stood in your house while people looked at it. That’ll be $16,000 please.”
My first reaction was to think that if all your (16 comments)
Whoa! What Happened Here? - 08/22/12 04:25 AM
Whoa! What Happened Here? (Perspectives on Real Estate and More from a Home Staging Pro) As you can imagine, every once in a while I walk into a house and think, “Whoa! What happened here?” What may surprise you is that it is not the house that is full of clutter that surprises me as much as an occupied house that is practically empty. Clearly there was a misunderstanding about what Home Staging is all about. Yes de-cluttering or editing is an important part of Home Staging but it is possible to do too much of a good thing. (45 comments)
Some Things you can’t Control (Perspectives on Real Estate and More from a Home Staging Pro)
When it comes to selling your house, there are just some things you can’t control. Disturbing news if you’re a control freak, but you can’t very well change the location of your property, right? There also isn’t much you can do about market. Strong or weak, it is what is. If we each had the power to fix the economy, I’m pretty sure it would have already been taken care of. We also have to let go of any notion we may (4 comments)
I hear it all the time. “The house is too small for the Sellers to consider Home Staging.” What!?! I’ve never seen a house that couldn’t benefit from Home Staging. Yes some properties need more help than others and some Seller have to spend more money than others. What I’ve learned is that many home owners and agents believe that if a house is on the lower end of price ranges Home Staging is not an option. Not true! Home (2 comments)
This Photo Will Not Sell Your Property (Perspectives on Real Estate and More from a Home Staging Pro) Sellers often believe that after they sign the listing agreement with an Agent, they just need to sit back and wait for the Agent to sell the house. The truth is, selling a house is a team effort and you, the Seller, are a part of the team. After all, no one has as much to lose if the sale of the house is delayed or it doesn’t sell at all.
One very important step Sellers should take (0 comments)
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