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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We had a garage full of staging items.  Debbie got tired of dragging the things in and out so sold everything for top dollar on Craigslist. She said it was freeing.

Jun 03, 2015 10:32 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If you have some staging props it is a good idea to use them. 

Jun 03, 2015 09:09 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I actually have a friend in Las Vegas who keeps a storage unit full of staging. It must be nice because he has sold it with his listing twice and had to replace it...

Jun 03, 2015 02:52 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't do anything if the sellers are not willing.

Jan 28, 2019 06:51 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

It's up to the clients.  If they won't pay for something that brings them more money - then they have to settle for less!

Mar 12, 2018 05:50 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do have a few staging items, but not furniture.   I have purchased a nice outdoor front porch set for an upscaled home when they did not have one.

Jun 04, 2015 04:06 AM
Ron Climer
Keller Williams Realty Mountain Partners - Tryon, NC

It is just you. An empty house shows fine. 

Jun 04, 2015 02:41 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sharon Kowitz I prefer not to spend money from my own pocket! Though one can easily de-clutter or keep home clean, at least...

Jun 04, 2015 01:09 AM
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Thank you everyone for great feedback. I have a Rubbermaid container of kitchen, master bath and a few large art pieces for empty homes just to give some life to a home and something to remember.

Jun 03, 2015 11:06 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

My thought is that a property looks larger empty and to fill it with mismatched items just to fill up the space I believe is a disservice to the room and the seller.  A bunch of furniture and furnishing by a designer are two different animals.

Jun 03, 2015 10:09 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If needed, I will pull out items from my inventory of wall hanging and a artist easel for a special exhibition in each significant room.

If in need of updates, those home remodeling folks can supply an exceptional AFTER rendering that aids in the creative process of most buyers and builds an agents collaborative network.

Jun 03, 2015 09:58 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Not around here, but I would guess it all depends on the home.  

Jun 03, 2015 08:39 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Sharon - My broker used to have a few items that we could always borrow to spruce up a vacant home, but no real furniture.

Jun 03, 2015 04:27 PM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I always ask the seller to leave certain pieces of furniture for staging. 

Jun 03, 2015 03:47 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


I suggest you go 50-50 upon COE as a start and do a partial. There are many realtors who will provide such service as a second job.

Jun 03, 2015 02:10 PM