A few months ago Selling By Design Staging received a call from an out of town investor inquiring about staging his newest remodel. After talking to him and viewing the property I gave him a quote for staging that included furniture and accessories.
He thanked me, sounded enthusiastic, and said he'd get back to me soon. However, since I didn't receive any further contact from him I assumed that his company had decided not to stage or that the property had sold super quickly as some do.
Now here is where the story gets weird. My daughter, who is an agent for Keller Williams here in Fresno, ( not the listing agency of the afore mentioned property), got a call from the investor who said that he'd been "fired" by his listing agent. " Fired? How is that even possible?" thought my daughter. The property had only been listed for a couple of months.
Being an honest person and working for an agency which puts a high value on integrety, she told the distraught seller that she could not take any action until the listing agent had formally relinquished the listing and had taken the signs down. This had not been done, but he had locked the house and slipped the keys through the mail slot into the house.
After all the legalities had been taken care of we looked up the listing on mls and saw what had led the seller to question the former agent's marketing approach and thus be "fired."
The former agent said that he had a friend who would stage and take pictures for Free.
Here are some of the pics I took with my i phone from the internet. The actual staging had been mercifully removed.
Not great, but not offensive.
Is this the boudoir or the living room where kids will play??? And notice the candle sticks moved!
Ok, now it's getting creepy.........Why do they keep moving? The ghost of Marilyn?????
"This chair's too big; this one's too small." said Marilyn, oops I mean Goldilocks.
Showing off the largest area possible.
Enough said. The End!
Part Two of They Got What They Paid For is coming soon. Watch for it on Active Rain!