Any body doing "Bay Homes",? New concept on my area

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Integrity NW 40378289
I received a referral from one of my real estate contacts to meet with a developer of Bay Homes.  I have not found much info on them on the internet as of yet.  My first meeting with them will be next week.  I know I need to learn as much as I can about their marketing strategy, their buyer profiles, etc.  The model I will be visiting and staging will be in the $235,000 price range.  Do builders usually purchase the bigger furnishings and rent the accessories and soft goods?  What are you finding out there?  Rental seems to be so high when the models sit for months on end.  Can anyone tell me how you are doing it with builder models? 
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Jeanne Borgstrom, Realtor

Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW

Master Home Stager

Life Coach

Senior Move Manager

Comments (2)

Kelly Townsend
Coldwell Banker - Santa Rosa, CA
CDPE, Realtor

Hi Jeanne -

Don't know if I will be of much help but I've done a few builder models. I gave them the option to buy or rent and they decided to rent and I handled it pretty much the same as a vacant house staging. They only had 6 units to sell so not sure what volume you are talking about. I would ask them what they would prefer. Good luck. 

Apr 24, 2008 01:58 PM
Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager
Jeanne:  Find out how long their sales cycle is - how many homes are for sale in the development.  That will help you and the builder with "buy vs. rent".  Anything longer than six months, the builder will probably want to pay for the  furnishings, which of course you would be ahppy to select, install, etc.!!!  Good luck - let us know what transpires!  Julie
Apr 25, 2008 01:18 AM