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STAGING WORKS!

I have a lot of sympathy for Professional Home Stagers in my market.  We’re very conservative in Northwest Ohio.  We don’t spend a dime if we don’t have to.  I have had a tough time getting my Sellers to pay for a professional staging consultation even though initially it’s only a $100 fee.  So, I started to pay the stager myself for homes I thought were “aesthetically challenged” or any house where the Seller is open to hearing what a Stager has to say.  One of these properties was a sweet little condo in a suburban location.  I had encouraged the Seller to leave some furniture tastefully arranged.  What was left was sort of a hodge-podge and way too crowded.   

I hired the Stager to come in and helped move furniture around the living room.  She suggested a new floor and countertop for the kitchen.  (The old floor was yellowed and the countertop dated.)  We were considering a $5,000 price reduction.  Instead my Seller invested $3,000 in countertops and floor.  The next weekend we hosted an Open House and you guessed it!  The week after the Open House, a Buyer stepped forward and wrote us an offer – which was almost immediately accepted! 

So, for a small investment a Professional Home Stager can make a huge difference in receiving an offer or receiving an offer MORE than what was anticipated.

 

  Jo E. LymaN  Jo E. Lyman, CRS, CNE, SRES, e-Pro

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The Danberry Company Realtors, Inc.

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2 commentsJo Lyman, CRS, CNE, SFR, e-PRO • October 06 2011 05:05PM
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