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Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We have not for a very long time. Reason? Most home sellers refuse to pay for it and that is not in my budget.

Aug 26, 2017 02:36 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We have a stager as part of our team.

Aug 26, 2017 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I hire a professional stager. Staging works!

Aug 26, 2017 02:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do a little staging, but it is limited.

Aug 26, 2017 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It makes the sale close faster!

Aug 26, 2017 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we recommend they meet with a stager to get some direction prior to our presenting their home for sale.... that's their cost....we make recommendations for stagers we know are fair and do a fantastic job...

Aug 26, 2017 05:11 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes - it makes a WORLD of difference!  Just ask Kathy Streib & Sharon Tara - they offer great tips for staging!

Aug 26, 2017 04:30 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Sellers are becoming more resistant to the expense of renting furniture, paying consult fee, etc.  They are okay with new hand towels in the bathrooms, dining room settings on the table, and other less costly "staging". 

 

Aug 26, 2017 04:24 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Karen yes and we've been doing it for many years - long before it was called 'staging'. It so important to stage a home properly. Homes that are staged sell quicker and for more money. Just sold 3 of ours and they all sold in the 1st or 2nd day

Aug 26, 2017 04:04 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I give my clients a list of things to do.  Seldom do I use a professional.

Aug 26, 2017 03:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Define what level of staging you are talking about. Some of it I can do myself.

Aug 26, 2017 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't do the actual staging, but I often make recommendations to sellers.

Aug 26, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I do occasionally, vacant rooms need defining.

I do not often, many of my sellers homes are already immaculate.

Aug 26, 2017 11:35 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - it is believed that staged home sells faster and sells at higher price.

Aug 26, 2017 10:46 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I do not do any home staging but recommend home staging in most situations. Some do and some don't.

Aug 26, 2017 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

For homes that need it, yes.  Not all homes need it.  Sometimes it can harm the sale.

Aug 26, 2017 04:54 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I recommend it but sellers usually decline. Thankfully most have done a great job on their own of making their homes show ready. And I do some myself

Aug 26, 2017 03:38 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I do on some of my homes to help sell it, others don't need it they sell themselves.

Aug 26, 2017 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not done home staging and do not have a home stager to recommend.

Aug 26, 2017 01:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I walk the home and feel they could use staging, always suggest it.  It can be costly, so up to the seller whether they do or not.

Aug 28, 2017 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Aug 27, 2017 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm a certified home stager so I help staging my listings.  I use the current furniture that my client has.  I don't bring furniture especially on vacant home.  I think that has to be a separate business. 

Aug 27, 2017 02:11 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Always, to some extent, even if it's not professionally done. Why? It looks better!

Aug 27, 2017 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

On vacate homes that are 400,000 or more I do.

 

Aug 27, 2017 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do when the seller wants it.  I do not when the home is "dated" or being sold as part of an estate.

Aug 27, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainer
113,395
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I've only done it twice and they were very unique homes with round loving room and diagonal hallways.  people could not picture how to place furniture.  staging really helped. 

Aug 27, 2017 06:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We used to hire stagers - these days we provide advice and checklists to Sellers....

Aug 27, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I recommend that sellers get it, but don't do it myself.

Aug 27, 2017 06:28 AM
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729,150
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sellers decide, and very few do it around here. Most staging can be done by the sellers and I.

Aug 27, 2017 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not my responsibility to do it, only suggest it as a marketing tool!

Aug 26, 2017 07:05 PM