The house that is our competition has been reduced $35,000. In my books that mean the realtor has lost $1050 in commissions. Wouldn't it have been cheaper and smarter to pay for a consultation with a stager?
The presentation of rooms is so important. Little things mean a lot. Fresh color on the walls. Bold colors in the rooms and the correct placement of furniture.
We can call it de-cluttering, re-designing or staging. What matters is that it's done.
Marianne and I finished staging a home this past week. The sellers know when they put it on the market that they wanted it sold.
They wanted to purchase a new home then put the old one on the market. The did not want to be living in it while is was on the market.
We realize that not everyone can do this esp. in this economy. They are lucky and smart.
I started working with them last June so they had the time to do all of my little "honey do" projects.
They painted and cleaned and tweaked here and there.
Yellow paint is now gone. Bed direction is changed.
Draperies are open and clutter removed.
We used their furniture and used our bedding and extras.
This is what their small bedroom looks like now. This will be their MLS photo
This is one of their competitions MLS photo.
This is the 2nd bedroom in the house we just staged.
The walls were painted. It's difficult to see with the afternoon sun streaming in.
Exercise equipment was removed and the bed was moved to another wall.
Our competition MLS photo and they have just reduced their price by $35,000 and are going for a short sale.
I know that if they had called in a stager first the house would have sold and they wouldn't be in this short sale situation.
What do you think??
Our living room before
After. The walls were painted. The couch from the FR was moved to the LR and slip covered.
Competition Living Room
Why aren't the realtors working with a stager to have the homes sell faster and for more money?
Sellers. Don't wait for your agent to bring up staging. Call a stager today