looking for advice on vacant home for rent/sale I have been watching HDTV and there are Stagers on the

Asked by Sam, Michigan Thu Aug 28, 2008

shows that does transformation of the entire house in less than $500. I am looking for someone in Farmington area to help me stage a vacant home for rent/sale with limited budget on hand. The house requires painting, May be replace original carpet with hardwood floors, re-face kitchen cabinets, update windows and blinds... erc... Thanks for the advice and references.

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Marilyn Gibs…, Agent, Saint Charles, MO
Thu Aug 28, 2008
You can find a directory of Accredited Staging Professionals at http://www.stagedhomes.com .
Some of the professeional stagers who are listed are also real estate agents who do not charge for the staging advice. It is included as part of their listing services.
Web Reference:  http://www.Bestsellerstl.com
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smith3gary, Agent, White Lake, MI
Thu Aug 28, 2008
Oops, Sorry I meant Oakland County.
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smith3gary, Agent, White Lake, MI
Thu Aug 28, 2008
Sam,

Glad to see you watch HGTV. For those homes, did you happen to notice, they staged them with furniture. If your home has none, there will be additional costs. Just something to consider before choosing.

There are some local Stagers available on the website below. Select Home Stagers from the choices and narrow the search to Wayne or adjacent Counties http://activerain.com/states/MI
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Scott Sowles, Agent, Livonia, MI
Thu Aug 28, 2008
I applaud you for considering staging. Many people watch the TV show(s) on staging, agree that it's important and then refuse to invest the money to have a stager help them.
My home stager does a great job at a reasonable price. Her name is Heather Roberts. You can reach her at 248-842-5979 or online at http://www.TheEnglishTouchOnline.com. Tell her Scott sent you.
Good Luck!
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Keith Sorem, Agent, Glendale, CA
Thu Aug 28, 2008
Sam
I would recommend you discuss your needs with a local Realtor and go from there. You need someone that understands the local market and can advise you of what investment/repairs should be made to maximize your property's cash flow.

There is a big difference between preparing a home as a rental and for sale. No sense wasting time, money, and effort, so discussing your objectives will with an objective point of view.
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Derek Bauer, Agent, South Lyon, MI
Thu Aug 28, 2008
Call Heather Durren 248.217.9751 or visit her at http://www.StagingPlaces.biz. Tell her Derek Bauer sent you ... she is great!
Web Reference:  http://www.DoorToDreams.com
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Linda, , Berwyn, PA
Thu Aug 28, 2008
Let me start by saying that some of what is portrayed on HGTV is not realistic in terms of time or cost required to stage a home. Your best bet is to find a stager in your area and contact them to provide you with a proposal for costs associated with your project. Staging can definitely help your property stand out from the competition and a professional stager can make recommendations to help you get the most return on your investment. Best of luck!
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