Hello fellow Stagers. A couple days ago a high producing Realtor contacted me to stage SEVERAL properties. When I sent him the pricing and a pdf of what our contract may look like he contacted me to make changes on the contract-which included that "HSCC (home staging by C.C.) would not get paid until the house sold!!
Well, this is a first. All my other Realtors pay upon completion of Staging. Seems only fair when I am not making even a percentage of what they will when it sells.
NOW, I am not scared of the contract because all my Staged properties have sold. But, I do depend on the what I make at each Staging. Plus, what about monthly rental. He won't pay even monthly rental until it is sold.
He said "I don't make money until it sells-so it only seems fair to me."
I wantd to reply, "well, you chose to be the Realtor, I chose to be the Stager-different professions, different payments." OF COURSE, I did not say that and haven't replied yet.
Have any of you worked with a Realtor this way? If so, was it a good experience?
Cecilia C. Cannon
Home Staging Chicago