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Price? Condition? Presentation? Now tell me again which one is King? - 04/29/08 10:17 AM
Several weeks ago there was a flurry of activity here on SIF about the King of Real Estate. Price is King! No, Presentation is King! No, Price and presentation don't matter if it's in poor condition, Condition is King! It occurred to me that when you look at the whole picture, everyone is right! There are three key steps along the way to the successful sale of our client's properties. At the point in time that an agent and home owner agree on the list price, Price is definitely king. If the price range is in line with the comps then you're (38 comments)
How Many Condition Issues Have You Covered Up Today? - 04/24/08 02:52 PM
In my last post, I stated that my next conversation would be to ask the question of Stagers, "How many conditions issues have you covered up lately? I pose this question because over the last few months I have read that some believe that home staging is a conspiracy aimed at home buyers. It appears that some think that Home Staging fools the senseless buyers into a mental state that rivals the effects of LSD and that buyers, in zombie like fashion proceed to the closing table, purchasing homes that are just steps above chicken coops, thinking they have just purchased (20 comments)
Will staging increase the value of a home? - 04/11/08 01:33 PM
I know, some of you will think that the world must be coming to an end... Two blogs in one week, what the heck is ole Gary doing. Well, I woke up this morning feeling compelled to talk about something on my mind so set back for a few moments and listen to me squawk. (Lots of birds this week on AR) I have read a couple of comments from our friends in the Real Estate Agent arena lately that make me pause and consider what they believe Home Staging will or will not do for their clients. One comment in particular (42 comments)
Intuition or Demand. Which one triggers you to change? - 04/07/08 03:39 PM
A few days ago I was having a conversation with a pal of mine in Chicago (One of those Staging types) and eventually we got into talking about what drives people in service industries to change their philosophies and their behaviors in how they approach their business and in turn, servicing their clients. What happens that causes that very moment that the light comes on and we see all so clearly what needs to be done? I immediately remembered a thought I had heard many years ago from a very successful businessman. "Changing the way you do business comes about as (14 comments)
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