CAUGHT BETWEEN A SELLER AND AN AGENT...WHAT'S A HOME STAGER TO DO?

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The Cast:

Me, your successful, resourceful accomodating professional home stager.

A Realtor, quite young and new to me and the business, but from a great office I'd love to do more business with.

A seller, with a somewhat tough condo to sell.

The condo, a well renovated vacant unit in a totally great building in a sort of iffy block (between a body shop and an alley) in the up and coming Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.

The Situation:

When the sellers bought the unit the front room was presented as a living room.  So, they wanted it staged as a living room. 

The REA listed the condo as a 2 bedroom/2 bath.  So, she wanted the front room staged as a bedroom.  It does have a connecting bath, but no closet.

The sellers hired and paid me, and the front room being the first room you see upon entering no way seemed appropriate to me as a bedroom.  But, the REA was the one who had contacted me, and did I mention she is from a really prestigious office that I drooled at working with again?  I really struggled with this one. What would you have done?

 

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Rainmaker
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Patricia Ebrahimi
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant

Sharon:  Exactly!  Especially when I gave them a rock bottom rate to redo the room, trying to be the good guy here.

December 12, 2010 07:19 AM
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Linda D. Pufford
ASPM, Marin/Sonoma Home Stager
Stage with Divine Style - Home Staging

Patricia,

This one has sure been a challenge for you.  You have been such a good sport through it all.  If nothing else you should get extra kudos for that.  I think both ways the room looks great... there is certainly other factors as to why it is not selling that have nothing to do with your great staging ability!  On the upside as you said you are collecting the furniture rental fee.  All the best to you for a wonderful holiday season!

December 15, 2010 01:50 AM
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Patricia Ebrahimi
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant

Linda:  Thanks for your support.  Hope your holiday is super, too.

December 16, 2010 03:49 PM
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Wendy Tomm
CCSP, RESA-PRO, BBB - Wpg Realtors
Beyond the Walls

Well Patricia you have done an amazing job and like what David has expressed both times.  You have been very accomodating and done an amazing job! Congratulations and keep up the professionalism to the agent and the clients. Best of Luck!

August 24, 2011 04:53 PM
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Patricia Ebrahimi
Home Staging the Washington DC Area from Rockville MD
SHOW SMART! HOME STAGING & Color Consultant

Wendy: Thanks. 

As an update to this saga, they got a contract January 11, 2011, the month following my restage.  I guess the REA was onto to something.  Anyway, it all ended well, except I haven't heard a word from the REA since... Makes you wonder.

September 03, 2011 11:18 AM
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