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Curb Appeal in 93631 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 11, 2011
Donna Richardson answered:
Staging in itself is possibly not the best answer. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding whether to hire a stager is the right move...can you achieve the same look of staging with just a few minor adjustments? does the house have appeal without staging? do you believe the house is going to sit for a long time if it is not staged? is the price of the home worth spending the money on a stager? After considering the aforementioned questions also consider making a few suggestions yourself. Sometimes decluttering a home, a fresh coat of paint, and some fresh landscaping can give a home a whole new look at 1/2 the price it would cost to hire a stager. It is easy to see the benefit of doing it yourself...try this at one of your listings...take a "before"picture of a cluttered room...then have the owners take all of the clutter out, arrange the furniture nicely, and clean the room...take an "after" picture...I am confident you will get a real "wow" factor with this little experiment. So, after probably going on for way too long, I think the conclusion is simple. A home stager can be beneficial in some scenarios, but suggesting some simple updates can save $$ and be just as effective. Hope this helped! ... more
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