To Stage or not to Stage

Real Estate Agent with twin city realty llc
As a real estate agent, we know that staging listings will result in a faster and more profitable sale, but who can we trust to manage this important process for our client.  Some staging companies are charging hundreds of dollars a month to provide service to your client.  Is is worth it?

Comments (12)

Nadine Blakely
RE/MAX 1st Olympic - Lynchburg, VA
Hi Stacy!  As for me, I plan on taking the home staging course myself and be able to assist my clients as an additional perk for them.  It is so important since de-cluttering and de-personalizing their homes do help them appear more spacious and neutral.  Buyers can picture themselves in the home, hopefully.  I think it is a really neat concept.  I'm looking forward to exploring it myself.  Good luck!  
Mar 24, 2008 04:29 PM
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
FREE Delaware Homes Search!, $$ Save $$ - Find Homes! Delaware Realtor

I believe I too would benefit from a Home Staging Course like Nadine Mentioned...that is a super idea!

I believe Home Staging is one great way to set yourself from the competition!  GREAT BLOG!

Tom Davis who is a realtor from DE - Harrington ERA Realty - Real Estate Comment - Delaware

Mar 24, 2008 04:32 PM
Christopher Watters
Watters International Realty - Austin, TX
Austin Realtor (512-829-8000)
I'm asking myself the same question. I know it results in a quick sale and usually a higher price but it sometimes cost a fortune to a larger home staged!
Mar 24, 2008 04:33 PM
Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

I took the classes myself and it really helps

a   to get the listing

b   to get it sold

Mar 24, 2008 04:34 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Stacy,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Mar 24, 2008 05:42 PM
Dorene Shirley
The Mortgage & Property Connection - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley Real Estate

Stacy - Welcome to the Rain, make sure that you browse the site and become familiar with everything this site has to offer.  The more you browse the more you will learn.  I have found this site to be really helpful to me.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me, I will do whatever I can to help.


Mar 24, 2008 11:37 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm
Mar 25, 2008 02:03 AM
Omaha Real Estate Rob Luhrs CRS
Alliance Real Estate - Omaha, NE
welcome to Active Rain!  I used to go back and forth on home stagers as well, but now that I have found one that kicks butt, all my listings get staged.  I think it is worth it all the way.
Mar 25, 2008 04:15 AM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru
Stacy, first, let me welcome you to ActiveRain. Secondly, thanks for blogging here in the Rain on your first day. And lastly, if there is anything that I can do for you to help your experience here in ActiveRain a better one, please do not hesitate to ask.
Mar 25, 2008 12:09 PM
Alex Charfen
Charfen Institute - Austin, TX

Great post, thanks for the info.  Welcome to Active Rain - I hope you get as much out of this site as we have!

Alex & Cadey

Mar 27, 2008 09:47 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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    Surf some blogs, leave some comments.  Better yet, post a Blog.

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