Exterior staging is NOT for the birds

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Real Estate Agent with Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Staging a home whether vacant or occupied typically results with the home selling faster.  Much emphasis is placed on staging inside of the property and little on the outside.

I preview and show a lot of properties, this one deserved a post. A few days ago I was showing a vacant property.  The home was beautifully staged, obviously by a professional.  It was listed in my estimation about 10% lower than market value.  This property has been listed for a considerable period.

So why has this property not sold?  Price, no.  Staging, no.  Features and upgrades, no. 

My buyers and I had to walk over this to get to the front door.  One picture says it all.  Staging requires frequent home checks.  Check the inflated beds increasing air when deflated.  Refresh bath towels.  Above all, be sure to have the front entry cleaned at all times.

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Rainer
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John Cunningham
Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other
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Nothing impresses more than clean impresses.

October 02, 2010 02:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Patty Clark
Real Estate Broker Aurora Homes for Sale 720-231-5
Serving the Denver Metro Area since 1979

I had a listing that had a nest of pigeons above the front door.  Every time I went over there those crazy pigeons flew out from under the soffet and pigeon poop was every where.
EEEkkkkkk.

October 02, 2010 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Tim Lorenz
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Now that is just nasty.  Someone should clean that up and move on.

October 02, 2010 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

John, clean sells!

October 02, 2010 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Chris and Patty, some people place small rocks in areas that they are perching.

October 02, 2010 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Tim, you would think so.

October 02, 2010 02:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Catherine Ulrey
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist
Keller Williams Realty Portland Premiere

Yuk!

October 02, 2010 02:08 AM
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Catherine, exactly what I thought as I returned to my car.

October 02, 2010 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
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Juli Vosmik
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739
Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

GREAT reminder, Leolinda.  I keep a broom in my car for the open houses I sit and ALWAYS sweep the front porch.  But that requires scrubbing or a power wash or something.  Not to mention that our wonderful desert pigeons will make nests on top of just about anything.  Always amazes me how they know a home is empty. 

October 02, 2010 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
Associate Broker Realtor Arizona Golf Communities
Long Realty West Valley Sun City Grand Surprise Arizona

Juli, I couldn't wait to get my car into a car-wash after that showing.  Homeowners need to be diligent in washing and scrubbing the front entry daily.

October 03, 2010 01:42 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Bryant
"Houston Home Staging Pro's"
Redesign Etc. Home Staging

I agree, someone should tell the listing agent or comment in the remarks to make the home seller aware of it, so they could have it addressed.

November 20, 2010 11:02 PM
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