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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

If it was an odd shaped room and buyers would benefit from a vision of how it could be used. 

Jan 26, 2018 04:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,855,373
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Any room that is difficult to imagine furnished, needs professional staging!

Jan 27, 2018 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,726,701
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't stage properties... sellers do. If it wasn't selling vacant, I'd make a strong recommendation... but a lot depends on whether seller is willing to spend the money. It's not cheap to stage.

Jan 27, 2018 05:11 AM
Rainmaker
467,929
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

good staging always helps. If the seller won't or can't pay for professional staging, then we add some small touches here and there depending how much stuff I have left in my house....

Jan 26, 2018 08:10 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

When it is one that I would like to get more money from, the level of staging would depend on the price category and owner interest of the property.

Jan 26, 2018 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
440,775
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I let sellers decide, most are not willing to pay for it, though. 

Jan 26, 2018 06:26 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Just like Inna Ivchenko said, always unless it is a fixer upper in rough shape.  Every house can use a tad of warming up with staging.

Jan 26, 2018 06:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,605,200
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I believe all homes (vacant or not) could benefit from staging.  It's a matter of whether the seller is willing to invest.

Jan 27, 2018 09:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,337,713
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If the floorplan was hard to figure out on it's own or if people thought the bedrooms were too small.

Jan 27, 2018 09:05 AM
Rainmaker
6,168,887
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Staging will bring a higher price.

Jan 27, 2018 08:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

If I think it's necessary, I would recommend it. 

Jan 27, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
3,265,477
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I mostly sell vacant bank owned homes over vacant re sale homes. Therefore a simple staging wont do anything for most bank owned homes that need a hammer or a bulldozer

Jan 27, 2018 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,256
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If the seller is willing.

Jan 27, 2018 05:08 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,179
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Susie Kay nailed this one!

Jan 27, 2018 05:05 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Anything over $200K can use some staging.  Will the Seller pay?

Jan 26, 2018 06:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If it is over 500,000 in our area I would.

 

Jan 26, 2018 05:47 PM
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1,508,825
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Most, unless it is a fixer or similar condition priced accordingly.

Jan 26, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
843,741
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I was taught by some lady builders to create small vignettes in a vacant home to add a little bit of color and pique the imagination of a prospective buyer. It makes a difference.

Jan 26, 2018 05:10 PM
Rainmaker
806,050
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Most any vacant property, minimal at least, if at all possible. Need to convince the owner to open the wallet here.

Jan 26, 2018 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,565,994
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If it is higher-end and sits on the market vacant for too long.  

Jan 29, 2018 08:12 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If properties in the area were not selling in the first couple of weeks. 

Jan 27, 2018 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,753
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

A  or upscale home

Jan 27, 2018 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

100% of the time UNLESS it is a fixer or tear down. 

Jan 27, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
5,539,697
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when we have a vacant home, we have our photographer do virtual staging for us....and we enlarge the photos and put one in each room on the first floor on an easel.... 

Jan 27, 2018 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends on the property.  If it is a contractor's special, then it will not need staging. A

Jan 27, 2018 08:06 AM
Rainmaker
850,070
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Under what conditions?

Priced at the community ceiling.

Has too many unassigned spaces

Needs props to engage buyer into lifestyle change.

Blemish obvious such as too many floor types viewable from one location.

Stager offer a deal I can't say no to.

Jan 27, 2018 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

To photograph it

Jan 27, 2018 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I do believe vacant properties can definitely benefit from staging. It helps buyers see the size of rooms and possible uses much better. 

Jan 27, 2018 02:24 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I recommend, I don't stage

Jan 26, 2018 09:59 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Steve Penner - if priced higher than perceived market value, I'd ask the seller to stage the vacant home.

Jan 26, 2018 09:24 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When my client agrees to the cost...

Jan 26, 2018 09:20 PM
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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

Difficult floorplan.

Jan 26, 2018 08:13 PM
Rainer
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

IF it hasn't sold in a reasonable time...house has irregular shaped rooms or odd configuration.

Jan 26, 2018 08:09 PM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If sellers want ti pay for staging by all means. That includes condos as well. The price is close to $3K now. Still no inflation?

Jan 26, 2018 06:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Years ago, in a declining market, a new vacant home wasn't selling. Then, they staged it and sold within a week. I saw the before and after and was impressed. Market, product and top dollar all play a part in considering this

Jan 26, 2018 06:11 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pretty much all the time.

Jan 26, 2018 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,725,360
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A furnished house vs an empty house, I personally don't think it makes a difference.

Feb 09, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Jan 27, 2018 03:30 AM