It's November. What does that mean for Staging?

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November usually signals the beginning of the "slow season" for real estate. And of course the numbers bear that out.  However, if it's YOUR house that needs to be sold right now, you don't want to hear about the "slow season" or any other excuse for your house not selling.

There are always buyers out there. You just need to offer more to get their attention. That's where staging can help tremendously. My staging offers Product Improvement that every property needs.  Also,  when it's November and  close to the holidays, I usually add a few touches to allow buyers to make that emotional connection to the house being theirs and how great a holiday would be at that property. Staging should not include anything religious or culturally unique however.  Staging should always be seasonal. Just like pictures for the MLS.  If I am providing pictures for an agent, I update with the season. However, I haven't had to do that as we usually sell before the season changes.



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Kris Kombrink ~ The Kombrink Team
RE/MAX Excels - Chicago's Western Suburbs - Geneva, IL

Good information, Mona!  I just wish there was a compromise between holiday staging/decorating and the photos we use to market the home.  It seems we end up having to do a lot of retakes if the home doesn't sell during the period we first took our photos.  I just took a listing last week and there are a lot of halloween decorations in the photos.  Now obviously that puts the clock ticking as it's obvious to consumers when the home went on the market...

Nov 10, 2008 03:44 AM #1
Nicole Weidauer
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Shoreline, WA

The "slow season" excuse is a tough one to deal with. Although the properties ARE selling at a much slower rate, especially in this financial climate AND in the winter months, you do want to be one of the homes that gets sold- no excuses!

I have a client who just got mutual on a house that will be closing 3 days before Thanksgiving. He is very excited to be spending the holidays in his new place. The holidays and right before can be a great time to start your new life in your new house together.

Best of luck this season!

Thanks for sharing, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Nov 10, 2008 04:19 AM #2
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