A Stager's Questions for YOU, Mr./Ms. Home Seller

Reblogger Monique Combs
Real Estate Agent with Royal Shell Real Estate 3290764

Staging is so important in today's Southern Maryland Real Estate Market. Home Stagers can answer your questions to help you get your home SOLD in Southern Maryland.

Original content by Julia Maher

A Stager's questions for You, Mr./Ms. Home Seller, after you've asked some first.  Savvy sellers are calling Home Stagers directly to inquire about their services.  Frequently (and smartly!), they are contacting a Stager prior to a listing agent.  Sellers ask many questions about the process and the costs incurred. 

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If you're considering selling your home, be ready for some questions too.  Stagers need some information to evaluate how to best proceed.

  • Thank you for calling, how did you find me?  (Thank you, ActiveRain!)
  • What is your full name, address (of listing), phone and email?
  • Why are you selling?
  • Have you listed yet?
  • If so, who is your agent?
  • What is the list price?
  • How would you describe your house?  Neighborhood?
  • Who is the target buyer?
  • What is its condition?
  • Do you have children?  Ages?
  • Any pets?  Cages/pens?
  • Have you purchased another home?  Locally?
  • Why have you contacted a Stager?
  • What kind of help are you looking for?
  • How soon can we meet?  (We need to see the house.)

And most importantly:

  • What is your budget for preparing your house for sale?

You know you need help if you've called a Stager.  Plan to put aside some funds for things like paint, landscaping materials, new bed linens and towels, storage, and perhaps a cleaning service or pet sitter as well as the Staging fees.  Professional Home Staging does not need to be expensive.  Talented Stagers can work with a seller's own furnishings or provide rentals; it all depends on the needs and budget, so have one ready!

Julia Vigneron Maher, Nestings Home Staging & Model Home Design:  Award-Winning Staging for Model, Vacant and Occupied Homes in Fairfield County, CT (including Fairfield, Southport, Westport, Trumbull, Monroe, Newtown, Stratford, Easton, Weston, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich) and Connecticut.


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Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Yes, this is a a great list from Julia.  Thanks for reblogging so others will see it.

Aug 28, 2010 05:39 AM #1
Monique Combs
Royal Shell Real Estate - Bonita Springs, FL
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Thanks Patsy.. Julia did a wonderful job on this one.

Aug 28, 2010 05:47 AM #2
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