Realtors and Stagers--How have you successfully used staging in these situations?
Of course, as a home staging professional, I believe that every house will benefit from home staging. But I know that money is tight in a short sale situation, and probably nonexistent in a foreclosure. So:
1. Will banks pay to have a house staged?
2 If so, is there a preferred method for getting this to happen?
3. What about adding staging into the upfront administration fee that some Realtors are requiring in order to take on a short sale?
4. Who to approach, as far as the banks are concerned, in order to have a discussion take place about this?
5. Are Realtors willing to pay to have the house staged (and thus help the house sell for more and more quickly)?
I did stage a vacant short-sale house, and it just closed. The Realtor absolutely supports the positive effect the staging has on the sale. Here are a some after photos:
I look forward to your comments and suggestions!