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Hate to decorate for Christmas..Let us do it for you! - 10/16/07 12:38 PM
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FREE CLASS -Stage it...Sell it! - 10/14/07 05:14 PM
Are you unable to get buyers to look at your listings? Then mark your calendar for this FREE class and lunch! Please be our guest. We will present techniques and concepts about staging both vacant and occupied homes. We will discuss How and Why staging will help to break down the current obstacles in the marketplace and bottom line.... grow your business. You will be challenged and motivated to think outside the box and use new or re-newed marketing concepts that will help you to get the sold sign posted! So, if you want to get the best listing price and the home sold in the least amount of (0 comments)
Does your home for sale have the right colors? - 10/14/07 05:10 PM
Trying to sell a house with vibrate colors can really slow down the selling process. I recently went into a house that had an abundant amount of color. Blue, green, periwinkle, burgundy, teal green were in every room. I complimented my client that she had chosen colors that she loved but followed the statement that most likely the new homeowners would want to put there own stamp of color into their home. I recommended a neutral light warm color to cover her current colors. She agreed and made arrangements to get the rooms painted before she listed her home. By painting her home she (0 comments)
Virtual Tours do they work? - 10/14/07 05:02 PM
I'm a real estate stager so of course I believe in virtual tours. The projects that we complete always look better when a virtual is done and why wouldn't you want to have your investment advertised in the best format. Regular or still pictures just do not give the true dimensions of each room not to mention the quality of lighting, angles and general overall look of the room does not come across as exciting as a virtual tour will provide. Why not consider virtual tours as part of your marketing strategy. More than ever people are shopping on the Internet and this format is (0 comments)
Who pays for staging..homeowner or Realtor? - 10/13/07 09:56 PM
We have the largest staging company in Reno so we provide a higher level of service and products than most other staging companies. We own all of the furnishings and accessories and we have a lot of them. And it's our product that always makes a house beautiful and unique. So after you decide that you are going to stage who will pay for it? I would say that about 70% of the time the homeowner pays for the service. After we build a relationship with a Realtor we find that they want every house staged because they see the benefit and they pay for (0 comments)
Staging...is it here to stay? - 10/13/07 09:47 PM
Staging is not a new concept. It has been around since the early 90's but like everything it takes an idea to travel around awhile before everyone catches the concept and can see the value. HGTV was the wild fire for establishing the staging concept. They informed their viewers about this innovative concept of presenting the home completing ready to the future homeowners. By de-cluttering, de-personalizing, reshaping the existing furniture or adding a complete home of furniture to fit the home it helps to establish an excitement and a connection to the new homeowner. Staging is not going to go away any time soon, so (0 comments)
Is STAGING a part of your marketing? - 10/13/07 08:46 PM
We can all agree that selling a house is all about the marketing efforts that the Realtor puts into the selling process. I often speak to Realtors that don't believe in staging or really pressing the seller to do much of anything to get the home ready to sell. I don't understand why. We have so much data that shows that preparing the home and staging sells the home faster and often for more money. I think Realtors have a catch 22 situation- first they want to list the home so they tell the homeowner what a great home they have and after they have signed the (0 comments)
Pictures are IMPORTANT - 10/13/07 08:42 PM
Selling a home is all about getting the home ready to sell and making sure all the details are completed prior to listing the property. Even a good house can look better when you apply staging. Whether the home is occupied or vacant, staging will always improve the value of the home. After the home has been primped and prepped it's time to sell it. If you are not using a professional service for your photos you should be! There really is a big difference and with many people using the Internet to search out for their new home good photos are VERY (0 comments)
Have you considered STAGING? - 10/13/07 08:38 PM
Real Estate Staging Unlimited is the largest staging company in the Reno/Tahoe areas. Other staging companies rent their products. Not us, we own all the furnishings and home accessories that will be used to create a home that the future homeowner will fall in love with. Has the real estate market in your area gone flat? In the Reno market it has really slowed down and Realtors are looking for creative ways to sell the home. Staging is a great way to get new interest in a home that has been on the market for over 30 days. But why wait until the (0 comments)
FREE CLASS : Are you unable to get buyers to look at your listings? - 10/13/07 08:34 PM
Are you unable to get buyers to look at your listings? Then mark your calendar for this FREE class and lunch! Please be our guest. We will present techniques and concepts about staging both vacant and occupied homes. We will discuss How and Why staging will help to break down the current obstacles in the marketplace and bottom line.... grow your business. You will be challenged and motivated to think outside the box and use new or re-newed marketing concepts that will help you to get the sold sign posted! So, if you want to get the best listing price and the home sold in the least amount (0 comments)
Do you have a house that is selling? STAGE IT! - 10/13/07 08:28 PM
I always am surprised when I talk to realtors that are not utilizing staging services during the listing process. Staging is an awesome marketing tool that can be used to set a higher standard of service by the listing realtor. And the service for giving staging estimates are usually free so how can you go wrong by encouraging the sellers to consider staging which totally prepares the home for a successful listing. There are many stats out there that will tell you the value of staging but the one I found and use is by staging you can increase the value of your home on an average (0 comments)
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