Karen Graves, Certified Home Stager/ReDesigner in the OKC area (Artistic Home Staging)

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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

Yes.

Consultation on me.

Services fee on seller.

Jun 08, 2018 10:16 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

My wife Elsie is a stager and we include it as part of our services.  We use the seller's furnishings, supplemented with items we bring in most of the time. If the home is vacant, we have an array of furnishings and art we can do as well.  

Jun 08, 2018 09:52 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I'm a home stager but I only use seller's furnitures and may re-arrange them.  I can bring small decorative items if needed.  If sellers need a complete staging services which includes bringing furnitures then they pay for the service.  

Jun 08, 2018 01:54 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

No, sadly there isn't a good one in my area. I have tried in the past to hire one but their skills weren't too great. You have to call people back if you want business lol.

Jun 08, 2018 09:45 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I recommend a stager, usually the seller pays for the service

Jun 08, 2018 09:33 AM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

    Only on higher-end houses.   I would expect the Seller to pay.  

Jun 08, 2018 08:50 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I work with a couple of stagers .... I recommend to my seller clients. They pay for that service.  I do not. 

Jun 08, 2018 08:10 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Karen

Usually the seller pays for the service.  I do know that agents suggest it to their sellers and recomment stagers they have worked with. One of our clients recently sold a house that was empty.  The floor plan was so attractive that the house sold itself.   A

Jun 08, 2018 07:23 AM
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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 and in fact, we often go together when it's a repeat client (for the listing presentation), Karen. I pay for the consultation (so, yes, part of my listing package) and if a larger, more skilled service is needed, the seller will pay for it.

Jun 08, 2018 04:54 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not

Jun 08, 2018 03:50 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I am with Jeff Dowler, CRS on this one!

Jun 08, 2018 10:38 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Yes, I provide a 2-hour staging consultation for $175 as part of my listing services. Sellers love it and it's a value added service. Plus the houses always look much better afterwards. Essentially my approach is the same as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D.

Jun 08, 2018 10:25 AM
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Karen Graves
Artistic Home Staging - Edmond, OK
Certified Home Stager/ReDesigner in the OKC area

Thanks all, for the input. I am a little surprised by your responses, but I think I should have clarified.  When the staging is for a vacant house, I completely agree, the seller pays the for the services.  Are there  any of you who use a stager on your occupied listings? My business is based on Staging Consults and Property Styling before pictures and the majority of the time, my fees are paid by the agents.  I typically spend 2 hours with the sellers and I help them get the house ready for listing.  (I am definitly not trying to give a sales pitch-just clarifying my poorly posed question!)     We all know how important it is for houses to look amazing in pictures! I have a few agents who use me for every house they list and my services are just a part of their listing package.   It is interesting to see the differences in how things are out there in ActiveRain land!

Jun 08, 2018 10:02 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I use a property stylist/stager when:

1. Property has deficiencies

2. Property value merits investment. At this price point, owners tend to have a good sense for decor.

3. The lifestyle transformation I believe promotes greatest value is not the lifestyle currently portrayed.

Jun 08, 2018 08:47 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

we have a couple of them we recommend....we do not pay for them...

Jun 08, 2018 08:08 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends, not on every listing.

Jun 08, 2018 06:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, most of properties need some level of staging and repairs.

Jun 08, 2018 11:55 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Yes---I have recommended for some buff not all properties and I pay for the consultation and the owner/ seller pays for any services if they decide to moves forward.

Jun 08, 2018 07:15 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team owns a stageing company and we offer staging to all of our sellers as part of the value of listing with us. We know that staging make a difference!

Jun 08, 2018 05:44 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do it myself including photo's

Jun 08, 2018 05:31 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Hi Karen,

 

It really depends on the house.  I have one listing right now with a very open floorplan that is throwing people off, so we're finally staging it.  Others with more understandable floorplans we don't stage.

 

We provide advice as part of our service package, but if the seller wants a pro stager, the cost is 100% on them.

Jun 08, 2018 02:42 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

We use whenever it is possible, the seller pays for the service.

Jun 08, 2018 01:18 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have tried; too pricey; recommend, but do not include.

Jun 08, 2018 01:15 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I recommend, and use, a stager when seller agrees. The seller pays.

Jun 08, 2018 09:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home sellers are expected to pay for those services.

Jun 08, 2018 07:39 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

On home above 500,000 I use them.

 

Jun 12, 2018 09:16 PM
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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

I have a stager that I use, but don't use them on every one of my listings.

Jun 11, 2018 06:22 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 help coordinate with a professional.

Jun 09, 2018 01:01 PM
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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 do if the seller is OK with it.

Jun 09, 2018 05:39 AM
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SImon Harrison
MichaelSimons llc - Agency, MO
Real Estate Holder in St Joseph

absolutely! Presentation is everything

Jun 08, 2018 10:15 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Karen Graves - I'd love to. However, in this market, sellers believe that the home will sell!

Jun 08, 2018 09:54 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I don't and don't see the value.

Jun 10, 2018 06:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Not yet.

Jun 08, 2018 09:01 PM