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Staging - It's Not Just For Resale!

Suzanne and I visited a new build community on the way back from a client appointment yesterday.

 

The builder is considered "high end" - and we have (until now) always liked what we saw.

 

 

For some reason, whoever was making the decorating decisions for these models went "all out" to give the "lived in" feel.

 

I'm not the one with the eye for design, so I suffered silently during the 4 model tour.

 

At the end of it, Suzanne said "I just don't get it - what were they thinking - you can't see past all the "stuff" to really see and evaluate the floor plan!"

 

Whew - glad it wasn't just me!

 

Note to Sellers - whether Resale or New Construction - make sure the potential Buyers who tour your property / models homes - can actually have a chance to see the house, not just your "stuff"!

 

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If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Hi Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - As the old saying goes..."less is more" !

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 4 years ago

I recommend staging to all my clients, in fact I go as far as paying for it.  Unfortunatelly people confuse staging with decorating.  I had a prospect once who told me my house is not empty, it is beautifully decorated so, I don't see why we have to make any changes.  

Posted by Monir Clark, Real Estate agent specialized in Northwest Atlanta (Atlanta Communities) about 4 years ago

I saw a model house recently that had so much wallpaper, furniture, things on the wall, and "stuff" on tables it was impossible to actually see the space and the room! As Monir Clark said, decorating and staging are two different things!

Posted by Chrissi Chapman Topoleski, HOME~There is no place like it! (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 4 years ago

What Tony Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers were the beds unmade? Just how "lived in" were they?

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 4 years ago

As we always say to a listing client, allow us to tour alone as this gives up a BUYERS VIEW of the home.  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) about 4 years ago

Agreed Sheri Sperry - MCNE - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

That's funny Monir Clark - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

Agreed Chrissi Chapman Topoleski - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

Chrissi Chapman Topoleski nailed this one Bill Roberts - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

Makes sense to me Florida Tolbert Team of Keller Williams Realty Port St Lucie, FL - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

Tony and Suzanne- I've seen a few model homes like this as well.  They put such a big emphasis on their accessories, it was hard to see the actual house. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 4 years ago

I'm not sure what they were thinking Kathy Streib - it sure didn't appeal to me - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

 

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 4 years ago

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