FAQ #4 Once we accept an Offer can you pick up the Rental Furniture?

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FAQ #4 Once we accept an Offer can you pick up the Rental Furniture?

This is a question I am frequently asked and my answer is this: "Are you sure you want me to?".  I have experienced the result of removing our Rental Furniture out of a vacant home that we had staged only to see the Offer fall through and the home was vacant yet again.  The homeowner now had the choice to leave the home vacant until they got another Offer or invest in another home staging.

My first advice is to consult with your Realtor and discuss the best timing to remove the Rental Furniture.  Your Realtor will be able to tell you the length of the Escrow and when it get's closer to the day of closing and the day the new homeowner's will be signing the papers


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Linda D. Pufford, ASPM

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Comments (6)

Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Linda - I never dealt with rental furniture used to stage, but I have seen fallen deals, and I think I would rather pay a penny more but keep it in its best condition iuntil the closing

Jun 09, 2012 03:32 PM
Linda D. Pufford
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging - Novato, CA
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager

Jon,  That is a wise decision!  I think that is the best advice a Realtor could give their client.  You never know till the transaction is closed.  Thanks Jon for your very insightful comment!

Jun 09, 2012 04:39 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ®

You're so right! In Texas, you at least need to wait until the option period is over, all inspections complete, and 3rd party financing time has expired. 

Jun 09, 2012 09:10 PM
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Linda, very good advice. Keeping the staging package in the house for another 30-45 days is cheaper than doing it all over again if the house will not close.

Jun 10, 2012 04:32 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Linda ~ good advice!  Sometimes these situations go awry even with the best planning.  An example of this happened last year, when we removed the staging from a vacant house the day before closing -- planned well in advance with the sellers, their listing agent, and the buyer's agent.  Lo and behold, at the closing table the buyer changed her mind, forfeited the earnest money, and the sellers had us re-stage the home!!  It was a rare situation and stressful for my clients, the sellers.

Jun 18, 2012 02:14 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Linda, I like your advice...and agree keep the furniture until closing.

Jun 21, 2012 06:37 AM