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TO STAGE OR NOT TO STAGE -- IS THAT THE QUESTION?
Some agents claim it's price, price, price! Some agents swear by staging. What is the right answer? Well . . . BOTH are the best answer. I mean, look at all of the listings on the market today. Especially in the Michigan marketplace, the words "foreclosure", "short sale" and "undervalued" listings are a reality. I have so many solicitation e-mails in my inbox claiming they have the best "system" to capture these listings that I don't know which end is up!
I can tell you this from my personal experience and expertise in the field -- a well-staged home along with the right target price WILL sell your home! How do I know? Because I come to the real estate field with an interior design background. Not only do I offer staging consultation and services to my clients, I offer analysis to other agents and their clients. There's something to be said about going through a home in a buyers frame of mind and assessing what the majority are looking for and want in that house they plan to make their home.
I attended a broker open house yesterday in a very, shall we say, eccentric home. It will definitely take the right ... more
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