Is Your Goal To Get It On The Market or To Get It Sold?

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Home Stager with Sharon Tara Transformations

 Is Your Goal To Get It On The Market or To Get It Sold?

As a New Hampshire Home Stager, I understand there are situations where a sale is "needed" in a timely manner.  I understand there is a "hot" selling season and a small window of opportunity to take advantage of it.  

What I don't get....

What is to be gained with the decision to list before the house is ready?  It seems wrong that getting on the market is the driving force.living room before

Is bad exposure now really better than good exposure in a couple of weeks?

List your home before it's ready and you don't get as many calls because the photos are not appealing. 

The showings you do get, only confirm that buyers want move-in ready. 

 All you seem to gain is days on market. 

If time is such an issue...shouldn't you be making the best of it?  

Exposing the house to buyers before it is ready is like showing up for a job interview in pajamas and slippers.  Why should you expect a positive reaction to the fact you are not prepared? 

  What's more important when selling your house,

 getting it on the market or getting it SOLD?

 

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Sharon Tara
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Russell:  That's funny!  Thanks so much for the laugh!

June 16, 2009 03:32 PM
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Excellent post! Yes, lots suffer from PLS, and there isn't a thing we can do about it!  How about when you are hired to stage AFTER it is listed, AND been photographed, and the photos don't get changed?  GRRRRRRRR

June 17, 2009 01:12 AM
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Sharon Tara
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Sharon Tara Transformations

Cheryl:  Thank you!  Yes, I've been there, done that.  After the staging I gave the realtor new photos to use and for months I noticed they were never updated.  What's the point?  It's maddening!

June 17, 2009 02:38 PM
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Wendy Casey
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Sharon, you are so right.  stager's dilemma - balancing the desire for a quick listing and sale in the realtor's mind, with presenting the best photos of the property. Sometimes the stager is caught in the middle. It is the homeowner who suffers the result of rushing the process.

July 23, 2009 02:46 PM
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Sharon Tara
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Wendy:  If they could just stop and take a breath and make sure their ducks are all in a row first, the house could be ready before it's listed.  Thanks for commenting.

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Author Bio: Sharon Tara is a professional Home Stager serving the greater Seacoast New Hampshire area. Sharon specializes in owner-occupied home staging consults to help sellers prepare and present their home for sale.



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