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My DH and I are residential lot developers and often build and sell spec homes in our town. So, I frequently look at other homes for sale here, in order to "see what's out there". Our spec homes are brand new so we do not have to worry much about "staging".

After all of the TV shows out there, I am surprised by the number of homeowners who appear to do nothing to prepare their homes before the realtor comes to take pics. I wonder if the realtors advise them and the owners just ignore it, or does no one say anything?

Of course I would not expect folks to strip all of the wallpaper and get hardwood floors (especially in more modest homes), but....there is one with huge dogs crates in the laundry room, used towels draped over doors, countertops filled with dirty dishes, an exercise bike right next to the kitchen table, the bedding rolled up in a ball on the bed,an unfinished basement filled with sofas, chairs, and junk, navy blue curtains completely covering windows making the room totally dark, etc.

These were things that I viewed within 10 minutes while looking at homes here in this town. Do you see this other places? Or are folks here in the dark?
 
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I think the agents say nothing as they are afraid of offending people. I have also heard people say they did not know px were being taken that day. Why they do not stop them I do not know.
 
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There are whole websites devoted to that topic. Even on our local MLS I am shocked at some of the photos.


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There are as many different answers to that as there are people.
I once had a listing the owner refused to do anything including sweeping down the cobwebs. She said she would price accordingly and she did. and it sold.

I also had one where the people simply couldn't understand why people thought it was dirty...even though I gave them a written itemized list and the feedback. This one had offers but that's another story.

Sometimes agents don't want to offend and sometimes agents know that the house has been "cleaned".
 
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Realtors here explain thoroughly at listing that selling
a home is teamwork between the seller and the Realtor.
Some work however is not bilateral and totally expected of the seller and that includes presenting the home in the best light. Most Realtors I know are staging saavy and offer tips on cleaning, staging and minor fix up.
Getting a home ready for photos is a major priority.
 
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Well it's not the case here in Killeen. The houses that I visited when I was looking for an apartment, almost all the houses were properly staged and well taken care of.


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A few days onwards, I am planning to buy a house. Actually, I had some amount I need remaining half of the amount. Is there any chance to get them through home loans. Can you please tell the process about how to apply for a home loan.

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Well it's not the case here in Killeen. The houses that I visited when I was looking for an apartment, almost all the houses were properly staged and well taken care of.


Right, was that before or after you went to work for Hunter? Roll Eyes

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A few days onwards, I am planning to buy a house. Actually, I had some amount I need remaining half of the amount. Is there any chance to get them through home loans. Can you please tell the process about how to apply for a home loan.

south beach real estate


Please read post above.


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It's crazy that someone would think to present their home without having done anything to improve it to the best possible condition...i mean - deep clean! stage! fix all those annoying projects you've been 'meaning to get around to' IF YOU DON'T VALUE YOUR HOME; WHO WILL?!
 
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