A great post for sellers and Real Estate Agents who have either never thought about using a home stager, or would like to know exactly what a home stager can do for them.
Kathy Streib, a collegue and friend is the owner of Room Service Home Staging in South Florida. If you enjoyed Kathy's post please comment on her blog and feel free to say Hi to me too!!
Now, for the remaining hearty souls and I hope some of you are Realtors, then let me explain how using the services of a Home Stager can make your life easier. I was inspired to write this after I read an excellent post by Lisa Hill of Florida Property Experts in Daytona Beach that suggested how Realtors and Home Stagers can work together.
If you are not currently using the services of a Home Stager or if you're considering it,
let me show you how Staging can help you with :
1. SELLERS-It's not always easy suggesting to a Seller that their home needs staging. You clearly don't want to offend them but on the other hand, you need to get the house sold. Clutter, over-sized furniture, and bad paint jobs are NOT going to sell the house. Work with your local Professional Home Stager. We can play Bad Cop to your Good Cop!
2. POTENTIAL BUYERS- Listing Staged properties is an invaluable instrument in your own marketing and advertising campaign to BUYERS. Let them know who the true professional is. I can still remember the name of the listing agent when we purchased one of our own houses. Each of her homes had a CD tour of the house, professional brochures, and showed beautifully. Every light was turned on and every window covering was open when we showed up for an appointment. I loved our own Realtor but I can't tell you how impressed I was with this particular Realtor.
3. REALTORS- Gain the reputation among your peers for representing well presented and very sale-able houses. We've all been there. You see a new listing. The landscaping is overgrown, clutter is everywhere and repairs need to be made. You can't believe the listing agent let it go on the market in "that" condition. Team up with a Stager and let your sellers, buyers and other Realtors know that you are the Professional in your area.
4. YOU- Marketing a property has gotten easier in some ways thanks to the Internet, FaceBook, Twitter, and of course, ActiveRain. But, it still can be a 24/7-dealing with people-problem solving kind of profession. Why wouldn't you add to your bag of tools, a professional home staging consultation? Stagers want to work with you to make sure your property will appeal to most Buyers. We're there to highlight its features and show how a Buyer might work around those uniquely shaped rooms. We can often gently nudge them into painting that bright purple wall or replacing the stained and worn carpeting.
Next time you're looking for ways to make your job just a little easier, pick up the phone and meet with your local Professional Home Stager.
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Redesign Etc. of Houston is a Full-Service real estate staging company. We stage vacant, occupied, builders specs, condos, townhomes, vacation rentals and commercial property. We offer furniture & accessory rentals at competitive rates. Insured & Incorporated with the State of TX.
Owner, Cindy Bryant has earned the RESA-PROTM designation, holding professional home stagers to the highest industry standards, ethics, integrity and proficiency in staging techniques while protecting Homeowners and Real Estate Agents.
Please visit our portfolio of before and afters and website for more information. Check out our profile page too! Check out our sister sites for the Houston Bay Area League City Home Staging and Galveston Home Staging. Please contact Cindy Bryant for more information or call 281-748-2170.
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