As I sit here, in my office, looking out the window and watching the rain come down nursing a cup of cuban cafe con leche ; and I was thinking that there are agents that will call 4 and even five stagers to get a quote for them, have them compete in price and in many instances even showing the stager their lowest bid and asking them to lower it and they will give them the job. This has caused for Staging prices to go down in our area "BIG TIME". I went to destage the 3 million dollar estate that just sold and I noticed in one of the For Sale estate neighbors that also said Staged on the sign.
I went in and the stager did a beautiful job! , although the house was mediterranean style on the outside, the furniture used was contemporary, I have to say all together looked good, so I mentioned to the owner of the estate I was destaging and he told me that the stager had no room in her warehouse and offer them a free staging fee with a 500 dollars monthly rental, thats why the owner did it! WOW , and I thought to myself.....Is this stager doing the right thing? Or is it better to have the attitude of "In business everything is valid, everyone to themself".
Question is???? Is it okay to do this in a downtime Staging Season here in South Florida?
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