Stagers fees are paid by the Insurance Company

Home Stager with Stage-Show-Sell

Not really but the owners feel that way.

I'm working on a condo of a lady who's carpet must be replaced.

We feel that with the large stains, that appeared out of no where, are so unsightly that the carpet must be replaced.

stained carpet


The owners daughter was very upset when I suggested that we have to replace the carpet.   She wasn't so upset when I suggested that they file and insurance claim. 

Isn't that what insurance is for?  They are supposed to handle the unexpected accidents that happen.


]The insurace company is paying replacement costs for the carpet minus the $100 deductable.   The owners now think I'm the most wonderful person in the world. 


We are waiting for a check and then we will finish up the project.

This photo was taken with my cell phone and sent to my email as an attachment to my email :-)


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Comments (12)

Karen Dembsky
Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA - Peachtree City, GA
Atlanta Home Staging

Always thinking and making the best suggestions possible; part of staging and you have it nailed

Oct 19, 2009 08:32 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

A great example of how a home stager can help home sellers save money! You saved her her a pile of money. I'm glad she appreciates it.

Oct 19, 2009 09:44 AM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Always keeping your clients best interests in mind Virgina. You are a true professional. Great job. 

Oct 19, 2009 11:45 AM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

Yes, people miss the obvious sometimes ehhh???  That's why you hire a pro.  Best terrylynn

Oct 19, 2009 11:55 AM
Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Thanks for sharing Virginia.  Great suggestion for your home seller. 

Oct 19, 2009 10:32 PM
Marianne Sweet
Home Sweet Home Staging - Rochester Hills, MI
Home Sweet Home Staging, LLC Rochester Hills, MI

THAT'S why you get paid the big bucks :)

Oct 19, 2009 11:42 PM
Kathleen Garvey
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Denver - Denver, CO
Denver's Neighborhood Expert - Listings & Sales

Good thinking Virginia!  Sounds like your clients will really benefit from your savvy!

Oct 20, 2009 03:39 AM
Kate Paris
First Class Waterfront Properties, LLC - Acquisitions and Divestitures - Orlando, FL
Broker: Residential - Commercial - Hotels

Grat idea, Virginia. The home owners are very lucky to have you on their side!

Oct 20, 2009 01:34 PM
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Love the new photo shot Virginia!! :) Great smile!! I can see your eyes too!

Oct 20, 2009 05:33 PM
Leanne Zumbrunnen
Showhomes of Kansas City - Lenexa, KS

I'm curious Virginia, was the water stain related to a recent problem that they knew about?  You are so on top of things. They will be recommending you to all their friends, at the very least, because you were able to fix a large problem at very little cost to them!

Oct 21, 2009 04:09 AM
Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs

Hi Great idea ~

Oct 21, 2009 02:59 PM
Wanda Richards
Shows Great Home Staging and Web Solutions - Roanoke, VA
Shows Great Home Staging

great info Virginia. I have never thought of this before.

Oct 24, 2009 01:56 AM