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Rainmaker
4,060,536
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I like lived in homes when they are properly staged. We rarely see fully staged vacant homes in my market. Vacant homes are a bore to sell.

Feb 23, 2018 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,514,605
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

#1. Staged and fully prepared( fixed, painted, cleaned).

#2. vacant and empty.

#3. lived in.

 

But of course, all depends on the condition and homeowners desire to cooperate with a selling process. 

Feb 22, 2018 04:09 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,837
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It makes no difference to me as long as they follow instructions

Feb 22, 2018 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
5,571,343
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we can deal with any and all.... our favorite is a well staged resale with people living there...

Feb 22, 2018 03:37 PM
Rainmaker
398,579
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent

Staging seems to be fairly popular with the listing agents we work with. We even wrote a blog (and created an infographic) about it: "Home Staging: Make It Or Break It". - Tim

Feb 22, 2018 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
696,592
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It depends on my clients. Most of my investors prefer empty. I prefer to have them staged or lived in that way clients can see furniture placement then it makes it easier for them to place theirs.

Feb 22, 2018 05:28 PM
Ambassador
2,564,431
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Staged vacant residential. 

Feb 22, 2018 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,715,689
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

Staged and empty for easy showings.

Feb 22, 2018 04:35 PM
Rainmaker
3,431,268
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richie Alan Naggar it depends on the house. Generally, staged can sell better.

Feb 22, 2018 03:45 PM
Rainmaker
5,531,463
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Richie,

Agree with Barbara Todaro 

Feb 22, 2018 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,874,080
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It does not make a difference. 

Feb 23, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
1,857,894
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

My favorite would be empty and staged. Easy to show, easy for a buyer to envision as theirs, etc.

Feb 23, 2018 03:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,215,099
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

Staged & empty.

Feb 22, 2018 08:22 PM
Rainer
321,657
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Depends on the sellers. Prefer them with a SOLD sign in the yard.

Feb 22, 2018 04:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,934
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Door #2

Feb 23, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
2,020,350
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Empty  houses are very difficult to photograph 

Feb 23, 2018 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,322,403
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I love staged but more often vacant. Occupied last has occupants can hinder showings

Feb 23, 2018 02:38 AM
Ambassador
4,559,069
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depend on the house. Lived in could be wonderful, or not.

Feb 22, 2018 10:39 PM
Ambassador
5,361,540
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Empty staged, booted two tenants out this year just to get the homes sold.

Feb 22, 2018 07:25 PM
Rainmaker
524,636
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

As long as the house is priced according to the location, condition and market I have no preference.

Feb 22, 2018 06:46 PM
Rainmaker
507,733
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I would prefer staged.

Feb 22, 2018 05:58 PM
Ambassador
3,986,660
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Staged for sure or if occupied it needs staging as well.

Feb 22, 2018 05:30 PM
Ambassador
951,367
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Staged vacant home are my preferred property.

Feb 25, 2018 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,889,610
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have had all of them, but if a Seller has nice furnishings, prefer a lived in home.  It will show warmth and love.

Feb 25, 2018 07:13 AM
Ambassador
4,312,753
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - I prefer staged. I have seen some homes where family is living and it looks staged!

Feb 23, 2018 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,973,735
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Staged home sell fast!

 

Feb 23, 2018 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,381,073
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the house.

Some houses don't need staging, the area, condition and floorplan sell the house itself.  Homes with odd floorplans need staging, but it has to have the right vibe.

Lived in is the hardest because you need to schedule appointments to show.

Feb 23, 2018 09:31 AM
Ambassador
3,037,949
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Vacant and staged. I work with whatever the opportunity presents. 

Feb 23, 2018 08:29 AM
Rainmaker
709,884
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

It depends on the property.

Feb 23, 2018 07:12 AM
Rainmaker
6,548,379
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Staged to make an outstanding first impression.

Feb 23, 2018 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
523,158
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Staged.

Vacant.

Lived in.

Feb 23, 2018 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Priced right and staged

Feb 23, 2018 06:29 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

Staged home.

Feb 23, 2018 06:04 AM
Rainmaker
1,716,804
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Staged because 1/3 of the usual stuff is removed. People just have too much clutter that they think is decorating.

Feb 23, 2018 05:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,162,901
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It depends on the home, but staged always comes in first!

Feb 23, 2018 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
577,189
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

A vacant home is usually harder to sell, the perspective Buyer can't get a feel for furniture placement, etc.,  Better to have it staged or lived in.

Feb 23, 2018 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,000,889
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer the ones that are priced correctly.

Feb 23, 2018 05:00 AM
Rainmaker
759,996
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Staged, empty & agents complying with instructions. 

Feb 23, 2018 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
54,790
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

My wife and daughter own a staging company, and when they work their magic properties sell fast and for top dollar.  I would take a staged home any day.  We are fairly unique in that we will stage an occupied home if we think it will enhance the home and help it sell quickly.  We focus on the luxury market, so staging can get expensive, but they have a strong inventory on hand.

 

Feb 22, 2018 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
1,149,409
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Get the owners out of the house. The rest is negotiable.

Feb 22, 2018 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
818,907
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would say staged. Empty rooms actually look smaller and are not very attractive; lived in can have scheduling issues or not be perfectly tidy.

Feb 22, 2018 07:07 PM
Rainmaker
896,573
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Empty, staged homes in good condition with modern fixtures, modern features and modern colors sell very strongly and yield the best return to the sellers.

Feb 22, 2018 05:05 PM