Don't Try Home Staging To Get Your House Sold

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

 

Sharon Tara of Sharon Tara Transformations in New Hampshire has written another excellent post about preparing your house for sale BEFORE you put the For Sale sign in the front yard.  Don't play the wait and see game; you can't afford to miss any viewing opportunities.  Once Realtors see your unprepared home that image will be stuck in their minds and you may not get a second chance.

Feel free to stop by to say "hello" but stop by Sharon's post!

 

Original content by Sharon Tara

Home staging is often a last resort strategy, used when all else fails.  Too many sellers and Realtors take a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to staging and it ends up costing them thousands of dollars.

Most sellers say they are serious about selling their home, but haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to preparation and presentation of their product for sale. 

don't tryWhen sellers underestimate what needs to be done in preparation and over value when determining their selling price, Realtors find themselves listing with their hands tied, based on the seller's unrealistic expectations.

 

"We'll see how it goes"

"We'll give it a month"

"We'll have to lower the price"

 then, finally... 

  "Maybe we should try staging"  

 

Home staging is not something to be "tried."  Home staging is preparation...

To prepare, by definition "to put in proper condition or readiness", is done first not last.  If you really are serious about selling and want to make the best impression on potential buyers, work smart right from the beginning.  Have a home staging consultation, prior to listing instead of trying staging later.

 

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Rainmaker
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Mike Cooper, GRI
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Kathy, Sharon hit the nail on the head.  Staging is something we need to enlist more often.

May 23, 2011 05:58 AM #1
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Great segment on CBS's Sunday morning. It featured a Realtor who refuses to take listings unless his clients agree to Stage the home first - it really does make sense. Unfortunately, the let's try it without it first, attitude is quite common. It's a struggle, but I keep trying to convince sellers of the the importance of "getting it ready for company." (As in BUYERS)

May 23, 2011 05:59 AM #2
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Hi Kathy, nice re-blog, useful information....thanks.

May 23, 2011 06:30 AM #3
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Kathy Streib
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Mike- Sharon put it concisely!  Don't wait!

Debb- Congrats to you!  Once a house goes on the market it has a short "shelf life".  Why not take advantage of those first 2 weeks.

May 23, 2011 06:31 AM #4
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David- see.. you're a Savvy Realtor.  We need more like you!  (have a friend heading for SF Saturday!)

May 23, 2011 08:37 AM #6
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David- Well what are you waiting for!!!! I'm also waiting on your SF Neighborhood Guide!

May 23, 2011 09:38 AM #8
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Hi Kathy, This is a good reblog of an article by Sharon.  So true. It's best not to take a "wait and see" approach. Put it on the market properly the first time, that's when your best buyers will be coming through.

May 23, 2011 12:12 PM #9
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Sandy- I love how Sharon writes and this message is one that Sellers need to get!

May 23, 2011 01:07 PM #10
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Kathy,

This is a great re-blog. I'm sure glad I didn't miss it this time1 Thank you for putting out there so that many, like me would not miss it.

Thanks!

Patricia

May 23, 2011 03:14 PM #11
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Anna Dovger
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Kathy, this is very good post to re-blog.

May 23, 2011 03:33 PM #12
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Sharon Tara
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Thank you so much Kathy, not only for the reblog, but for such kind words!

May 24, 2011 05:40 AM #13
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Patricia- I love the way Sharon writes and thinks!

Anna- we should all reblog it to our local groups.

Sharon- I've always said that you have a great way with words.  I love your writing!

 

 

May 24, 2011 08:40 AM #14
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Kathy,

You also have a beautiful way of expressing yourself and I appreciate that you find value in other people. All of your blogs and re-blogs are important to me.

Patricia

May 25, 2011 12:37 PM #15
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Patricia- thank you and thank you for "taking me" on your recent trip! 

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