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Rainmaker
1,635,542
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, 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
Rainmaker
1,707,423
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
527,095
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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5,357,905
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We do a little staging, but it is limited.

Aug 26, 2017 09:16 PM
Rainmaker
5,526,250
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
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with 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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4,201,209
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

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 Florida Real Estate
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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3,258,901
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

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
4,055,259
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

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

Aug 26, 2017 02:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,205
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

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

Aug 26, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,213,734
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

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
1,380,453
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://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
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - 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
Rainmaker
696,192
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
6,543,889
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
4,884,492
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
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Aug 27, 2017 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
507,733
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - 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
Rainmaker
818,487
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
3,969,586
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
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

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
117,085
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
Rainmaker
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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

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

Aug 27, 2017 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,481
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
Rainmaker
846,020
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
4,158,219
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