"Do you think we need to stage our house?" they ask as you're midway through your listing presentation. If you say NO, you're in opposition to the messages given on HGTV and numerous other cable channels sporting real estate and decorating programs. YES means you see problems with their home which could hurt their feelings in this relationship-driven industry. How do you respond to their questions? What do you say?
A simple "We'll send our professional stager to meet with you." will handle it.
That's it! Task completed and now you can move on with your listing presentation. You talk business, you sell your services and land the listing. All questions on condition or presentation can get deferred to your professional stager.
Our initial 2-hour consultation meeting with your Seller bears useful information for your Seller as they prepare their home for market. We use tactful approaches in discussing these tender topics with your Seller. We discuss what they should pack, what can be used for their staging, what repairs they should perform, what walls should be painted and even what color to paint. We career our recommendations to bear in mind their repair budget, yet maintain the focus of converting their home to a house that's market-ready. We go over these details with them so it frees up your time and allows you, as their Realtor, to focus on the actual SALE of their home.
I'm Ululani and have been staging homes in Hilo since 2013. I'm passionate about staging, design, color and photography. I'm also about slow food free of pesticides, chemicals and genetically modified organisms for healthy balanced living for our 'ohana and communities.