There are different types of investors with different goals. Some investors buy properties for wholesale purposes and others buy properties to rehab and rent.
A third type of investor that I work with are those that are buying properties, rehabbing them and then reselling them for a profit.
Investors provide a great service to the community and a neighborhood. Many times they are taking properties that are extremely distressed that no one else will buy. At times they take properties that have been condemned and an eyesore for the neighborhood, dragging down everyone's values and turns it into an asset for the neighborhood.
I love working with investors. Whether it is to assist in the overall vision of the property, assisting with design and color or staging the property to show it in the best light, I love it all!
I see properties at all levels of the rehab and it is fun to watch it come to life. A Designer or Home Stager can add value when working with the investor as they know what people want and are looking for in a home.
Take a look at this home that I went to, to provide a bid to stage it. This was one of the first rooms I saw.
I asked the investor "Are you painting the stone?"
Investor: "We already did".
This is where the Home Stager had opened her mouth and inserted her foot. Par for the course.
But, that is why we are hired. When asked if I felt this stone should perhaps be dry-walled over I truthfully said yes. I am not being hired to just agree with whatever they think, I am being hired to help.
We looked at pictures to determine a design and this was the next step:
And with further enhancing with Home Staging this is what the buyer saw:
A Home Stager can see beyond what is in front of them, or not in front of them. We can help the investor achieve their goals for that property.
We listen....we assist....and we compliment their hard work so their dream of what they want the home to look like really does come true.
A Home Stager can enhance even the most stunning area in subtle ways.
A Home Stager asks about the neighborhood, who the targeted buyer is and what the Investor is trying to creating.
So, a Home Stager working with an Investor can:
1) Save them from Design mistakes
2) Listen to what they envision for the property
and 3) Make that vision come to fruition.
If you are an investor be sure to bring in the services of a trained and experienced Home Stager.
Check out my previous post "Why Hire a Home Stager for Your Occupied Home?"