John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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John I do not take a stager on the initial listing appointment - too distracting.  Staging is discussed and it's part of our marketing plan. I know of a really good stager in the Prescott area if you're interested. She used to stage our properties in Phoenix.

Feb 20, 2017 04:45 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
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My daughter-in-law is an interior designer. So, as part of my listing services, I hire her to do a consultation with my sellers. She's the expert and can tell them exactly what to do to have the house ready for professional photos and showings!

Feb 20, 2017 06:15 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
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I don't use a stager with every listing.  Some properties benefit from staging, you should definitely  discuss with clients.

Feb 20, 2017 06:29 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't bring others to a listing presentation.

Feb 20, 2017 05:47 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I agree that the initial appt should be between you and the seller(S)

Feb 20, 2017 04:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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John,

I agree with Anna Banana Kruchten and how wonderful that she has a referral of a stager for you.  A

Feb 20, 2017 04:52 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If I needed to I would. I know the value they bring and the results are good

Feb 20, 2017 04:51 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not 'team' with a stager. I will use a stager on a selective basis.

Under NO circumstances would I take a stager, a appraiser, painter, inspector or photographer to a listing appointment.

I would take my marketing specialist, broker or team member along If they agree to play the role assigned to them.

 

Feb 21, 2017 05:30 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I find staging my forestland properties helps them to bring top dollar.

 

Feb 20, 2017 09:08 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Exactly what Anna Banana Kruchten said - offer that during your presentation and bring them in the next visit...if needed.

Feb 20, 2017 08:02 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  I've never brought one to a listing presentation. 

Feb 20, 2017 06:58 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

To the best of my knowledge there isn't a stager in Minot ND.

Feb 20, 2017 06:40 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My listing specialist is also a stager.

Feb 20, 2017 06:35 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
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I would put stager photos and descriptions on your website. I would have a few photos of before and after images they completed BEFORE you. Don't bring them in the appointment - goes in your book and talk, first meeting you don't tell them 70% of the clutter has to go,

Feb 20, 2017 05:50 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We don't team with a stager, althought if you do it is a good way to set yourself apart from other listing agents and provide additional value.  I agree that I wouldn't bring them to the initial appointment but perhaps a follow up appointment after signed paperwork before photos. Good luck! -Kasey

Feb 25, 2017 07:32 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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I wouldn't recommend bringing a stager to your listing presentation. I would suggest that you let the seller's know that your service includes a stager consultation.  

1,000 listing leads....We know who is going to be Prescott's top producer in 2017. 

Feb 21, 2017 01:20 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I use services of a stager when needed. I don't team... 90% of what stagers will recommend on a first visit, I can do myself.

Feb 21, 2017 09:00 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Anna Banana Kruchten on this ... I would not bring the stager to th initial appointment.  Schedule a follow up after you get the listing. 

Feb 21, 2017 08:11 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not take a stager on the initial listing as i need to get the listing and the focus needs to be on me. The stager could be a distraction. After i get the listing, that is when we discuss staging. 

Feb 21, 2017 06:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we do recommend staging to most of our listing owners ... we provide names for them....

Feb 21, 2017 06:29 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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We do not.

Feb 21, 2017 05:38 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Team with a stager? No

Offer a ton of staging advice, videos and checklists? Yes

Feb 21, 2017 05:28 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I agree with you. Anna has a good point about bringing along the stager on the 1st appt.

I wish I had a stager to add to my team - none around here that I can find.

Feb 21, 2017 04:37 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
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We utilize many professional vendors and staggers but I wouldn't bring them to an initial appointment with a seller.  It's just presumptuous at that initial appointment.  I'm not a fan of team listing appointments with agents either, but that's just me. 

Feb 20, 2017 08:02 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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I do not...

Feb 20, 2017 07:06 PM
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Karen Graves
Artistic Home Staging - Edmond, OK
Certified Home Stager/ReDesigner in the OKC area

Great question! I can give some insight from the "other side."  There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about stagers and about what we do.  I do team with a number or Realtors but I do not go on listing consultation appointments. The things discussed in those appointments are private-pricing, finances, comps etc are not any of my business.  Instead, my contribution to the team is working with the sellers to get their property ready for photos and for listing on MLS.   After the listing agreement is signed, I go into the property to work with the seller one on one to do a consult/hands on staging for their property.  I usually spend about 2 hours in the house and I go through every room with the homeowner and make recommendations for them to complete to help their home look its best. I then spend the rest of the  time I have with them doing all the work I can to help them prep for pictures and listing.  I move furniture, style shelves, merchandise kitchens etc. using what the homeowners already have.  I do bring extra accessories available for rent, but if the homeowner chooses to use them that agreement is between the homeowner and me.  The Realtor is not involved in that part. Rarely do I have a homeowner refuse or even resist doing what I suggest, but in the event that things get challenging, it helps my Realtors to let me have the hard conversations with their clients.  I am perfectly ok being the "bad guy" if necessary.  This helps protect the client/Realtor relationship.  Honestly though, I have never had any big issues with homeowners.  They are always grateful their Realtor has sent me to help them and I offer a service they need.   I am able to help ease some of the stress of preparing their property for sale.  It gives the Realtors more credibility by bringing in other "experts" and it assures the Realtors their listings will look great in photos. My Realtors say the small fee they pay me for that is well worth it!

Mar 22, 2017 05:31 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 couple stagers when time comes and need one.

Feb 22, 2017 01:08 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Stagers are not prevalent in my market it is harder than you think to get an appointment with the few.

Feb 21, 2017 05:56 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I am not familiar with this product...

Feb 21, 2017 11:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I have a variety of professionals I can call on when needed.  I can make some basic recommendations myself, but I do have a stager I work with that I can call in if needed.

Feb 21, 2017 10:01 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
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I can refer my seller to a stager if they feel that they need it or if they are willing to pay for it.  That is after the first initial consultation, though.

Feb 21, 2017 09:22 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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May be a licensed agent partner who has a staging business.

Feb 21, 2017 08:31 AM
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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 when given the opportunity.

Feb 21, 2017 06:22 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not much if any staging occurs here - mostly because the condos come pre-furnished and already staged when built and most owners just leave them that way for years

Feb 21, 2017 05:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not waste a staggers time by taking her on a listing appointment.  I just suggest that seller should consider staging

Feb 21, 2017 04:24 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good business practice.

Feb 21, 2017 03:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I have a vendor for any possible scenario. I recommend to get a few stagers information, so a client who is interested can choose herself  since each has own style ( not mentioning prices). 

Feb 21, 2017 12:13 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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John Mosier - I had one and plan to use someone else in future.

Feb 20, 2017 11:45 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Yes, in fact I just interviewed her and got some great tips and facts from her here: Setting The Stage To Net More! 

Feb 20, 2017 09:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I do not

Feb 20, 2017 06:47 PM