February 7th, 2012 9:35 AM by Larissa Rubijevsky
1. It costs too much money. Guess what, the staging costs would never exceed the first price reduction. And that doesn't even count in monthly cost of the home.
2. We would rather let the buyers makes their own choices for decorating, painting, flooring, etc. And that equals a price reduction. If buyers do make an offer on your home they will double or triple the cost of these items and reflect that in their discounted offer price--which includes a deduction for the inconvenience.
3. Everyone loves our house so buyers will love it, too. What you, your friends and relatives love about your house may not be what today's buyer wants. Cruel but true.4
4. We didn't have to stage any of the other properties we sold over the years. Yes, once upon a time you could generate three offers by 5 p.m. on the same day your Realtor put the For Sale sign in your yard. Not now. Buyers are picky and they have a lot of homes to choose from.