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Several weeks ago I posted a blog about a savvy real estate agent who not only knew the value of home staging, but actually helped the owners and me, the stager, prepare the home for sale. She went the extra mile and was rewarded with a profitablesale one day after the staging was completed!
The next agent who contacted Selling By Design-Staging had several new builds listed, and an owner who wanted them sold asap, but was not willing to pay for staging. A dilemma indeed, and since Selling By Design-Staging's inventory was mostly being used already in other listings I could not be of help even if the owner had wanted to pay. What to do?
We came up with a plan of attack. The agent would buy the major furniture pieces and I would supply the accessories. We would stage a small one story first, and when that sold, move the staging to one of the two story houses, and repeat that senario until all the homes sold.
We knew it was a risk since neither of us would see any money until closing, but decided to take the chance. A contract was drawn up by me and signed by both of us stating that at the closing of the last house I would receive the furniture as well as my usual staging fees.
The first home sold in about 3 weeks, the second in a day after it was staged so now we're on to the third. The agent and I move the light stuff and hire two big guys to shoulder the heavy pieces. We're getting it down to a smooth operation .
So far this has been an exciting, win, win situation for all involved, and hopefully an inspirational experience for other agents and home stagers who may follow with creative solutions of their own to get the real estate market moving.
1200 sq. ft. 3 bed, two bath home.
Photos of the larger home will be posted in the next blog Creativity........ Part two.
Fresno, CA- home staging and redesign services
Selling By Design-Staging
Selling By Design-Staging specializes in giving homes an edge on the competition by creating atmospheres that are appealing, inviting and that say to potential buyers "Welcome home." For more information we invite you to visit our web site at http://www.sellingbydesign-staging.net
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.