POP QUIZ #2

Welcome back  to another edition of the refreshed home’s own bit of fun, POP QUIZ!! 

Keep track of your own score, and scroll down for answers-but no peeking!! And stay on your toes, you’ll never know when the next one will show up.

 

Multiple Choice-Select all that apply.

 

1.   If you Stage your house-that is, properly prepare your house for sale-who will be among the beneficiaries?

____Seller            ____Buyer         ____Agents      ___ Neighbors    ___  The local pizzeria   ___ RE Industry as a whole  ___Local and National Economies 

 

2. I recommend a pre-sale inspection to Sellers because:

___I have a good friend who does house inspections 

___It’s a reality check for both work to do and determining list price

___It  prevents surprises that the buyer’s inspector could find

___It makes sellers more confident about all their other decisions

 

3. Which, if any, of the following would you NOT ever find  in a Staging Report from the refreshed home?

___ Recommendations for Paint Colors    ___ Recommendations for local pizzeria   ___Referral for professional services   ___Discussion of Exterior  ___Floor plans    ___Shopping list

 

4.  Which of these properties are NOT good candidates for Staging?

___Cooperatives     ___ Rental properties     ____ Professional offices    ___Model trophy houses   ___ The local pizzeria  ___REOS   ___ short sale/pre-foreclosure   ___Decks and patios

 

5.  What element(s)  help make a staging project successful? 

___A big bank balance       ___A lot of time     ___Friends and family who can help    ___Friends and families with opinions   ___Having an open mind    ___A good local pizzeria

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1.  The sale of a professionally prepared property floats most everyones’ boats. Sure, Seller and Agents, but Buyer now knows how to make the best of a space, and a good price will help local comps, as well as the industry and economy as a whole.

The only loser here is the local pizzeria…instead of ordering in to keep the kitchen clean for showings, Stagesd properties gets sold quicker, so less pizza orders.

 

2. Mostly all of the above.  Just switch the first one around a bit:  a good house inspector will be your very good friend.

 

3. I don’t recommend pizzerias…unless it’s Nicky’s in White Plains, or  Fernando’s in Armonk…or Napoli’s in Mohegan Lake… or Classic Grill in Mystic, CT.

 

4.  If you are selling  ANYTHING: a product, a service-whatever you can do to better the visual image in the market is a good thing. 

I consider preparing outside space double-bonus, because while it’s not considered in MLS square footage,  the more purpose you can demonstrate, the more value you create.

In commercial and professional properties, it’s a great platform to showcase and reinforce your brand. Everything in proportion, of course, but bottom line, attractive and updated spaces attract more attention.

 SIGH Even Nickys/Fernandos/Napolis/Classic Grille.

 

5.  Again, all of the above, but not in the order you might expect.

Remember, Staging a property is not just about creating a snazzy visual.  Successful projects create a solution that matches up with the market, the needs/goals/expectations of the owner, and the pricing strategy.

Friends and family with opinions is a good start, it shows they care. Friends and family who can help is better, but all that helping works up an appetite…so a good pizzeria is very handy indeed!

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