Make 2009 A Successful Year In Real Estate Sales

Home Stager with Setting The Stage, LLC

What the Television Staging Shows Are Not Showing You..


Real Estate Staging is a growing and vital part of the real estate industry.  Interest rates are coming down to an all time low, and many are looking to take advantage of the low rates.

If you presently own your home or apartment and want to make the move to a new home, so much has to be done.  You need to make sure that you get the highest value for your present property so you can purchase your newer home.

The best way to achieve this goal is to make your home stand out from all of the rest on the market.  Hiring a Real Estate Stager prior to listing your property is the best investment you can make.

Today I was speaking with my neighbor who is listing their home for sale.  He admitted that they have made no improvements since they have lived there, thirty plus years.  I have noticed home improvement trucks at their home the last few weeks.  I asked him if they had used a Home Stager and he replied that the Realtor had taken care of the Staging consultation.  What a smart Realtor.  The commission that is due to be made on the sale will be sizable at the sale.  The home would have been tough to sell without the staging.  I gave him some free advice on the curb appeal and what he needs to do to make the first impression a lasting one.  By giving this advice, I only gain in value on my property.



The above picture is a Staged Home that I finished for a builder last year.  The property had been empty and the rooms seemed small.  The Staging made the house look warm, and family friendly.   The Realtor and purchasers could not believe the transformation of the home with placing the correct furniture in it.

Since so many clients have been telling me that they watch the HDTV shows, I decided to watch a few with my son one Sunday.  I found it very interesting how they transformed the rooms, but only a few on each house.  What amazed me more was how misleading the shows are on the real costs.  The projects were small, and only part of the homes.  The real trick is that they do not include the cost of any of the labor. 

If you are hesitant to Stage your home because of the small consultation fee.. remember how much more it will hurt when you have to reduce your asking price the first time by $10,000 or more.  The $250 consultation is worth every penny. 

Our staff is available for In Office Presentations for Realtors, Consultations, or a phone call to discuss individual needs.  Please feel free to contact me.

Linda Pollock