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It's a Buyer's Market - and Their Buying the Homes That are Staged

Home Stager with Carolina Spaces, LLC

I just spent all day today showing homes to a couple who is relocating here.  Guess which homes my clients liked - and ultimately made an offer on?  The homes that were staged and ready to sell! 

Whether the seller did the staging, the listing agent did the staging, or an Accredited Staging Professional was brought in to do the staging - those homes that were staged and ready to sell outshined the competition by a mile!

"I could just move right in," was echoed frequently by my buyer.  We're planning to close June 30.

In mid May, I was called upon to stage a "challenged" home that was on the market with no offers for 5 months.  By challenged, I mean that it was vacant and had odd shaped rooms.  I brought in my high-end furnishings and it sold in under a month!  And my own staged listing is closing the end of June.  I could spend all night quoting more of my statistics, but the point is:

Don't let this selling season pass you buy!  Get your listings prepared by a trained, experienced professional.  The best source is stagedhomes.com.  From there, you can search a directory for ASPs in your area.

Joan Inglis, Realtor, ASP, ASPM, IAHSP, Charlotte IAHSP Past President


Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC

I do think you are right - staged homes sell and that is the bottom line. Clients won't listen so I am doing a little bit of it myself...

Jun 06, 2009 02:02 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com

Good looking updated homes that are staged do well in any market whether it is a buyers market or a sellers market

Jun 06, 2009 02:19 PM
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA
I think it is like icing on the cake when it is staged to sell
Jun 06, 2009 03:05 PM