Why Hire a Home Stager if You are an Investor?

Home Stager with Rooms With Style

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.

Home Staging Before


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:

Home Stager Assistance


And with further enhancing with Home Staging this is what the buyer saw:


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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.


Kitchen Before


A Home Stager can enhance even the most stunning area in subtle ways. 


Home Stager Minneapolis MN


A Home Stager asks about the neighborhood, who the targeted buyer is  and what the Investor is trying to creating. 


Before Home Staging


Vacant Home Staging Minneapolis


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.


Before Home Staging


Vacant Home Staging Minneapolis MN


Home Staging for Investors MN


If you are an investor be sure to bring in the services of a trained and experienced Home Stager. 


Minneapolis MN Home Stager


Minneapolis MN Home Staging


 Check out my previous post "Why Hire a Home Stager for Your Occupied Home?"




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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Shar, Investors in my area do not stage as a general rule. They buy low end properties and it never occurs to them.

May 11, 2014 11:13 PM #1
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

That is too bad Debbie. I work with investors at all price ranges. One I worked on was put on the market for $80K and that was after building a new garage. Many are in the $180K-$250 range. This one was a higher end home at close to $700K which I work on as well but most investors here realized time is money and the quicker the sale the quicker they are on to their next project making more $ and they build Staging into their budget. 

May 11, 2014 11:42 PM #2
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Excellent Shar.  Debbie and I actually clean and stage for local investors as many of them are from out of state.  In fact just last Friday we did this for an investor who is back east.  The work will pay off with a quicker sale without doubt!

May 12, 2014 02:15 AM #3
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Hi Shar, you are so right about saving Investors from Design mistakes. Amazing job and beautiful finishes! Love, love, love the kitchen with subway tile and dark cabinets on the island! I wish many investors would listen and call Home Stagers before doing renovations or upgrade. They spend money anyway and very often on outdated products. 

May 19, 2014 02:11 AM #4
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

I love all the pictures you include to display your work. They're quite wonderful, as is your new profile pic.

May 19, 2014 05:43 AM #5
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