POP QUIZ!!

POP QUIZ!!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the refreshed home’s  POP QUIZ!!   

Sure, it’s summer, and the living is easy, but no excuse to let the grey matter get flabby.

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

Good luck!

True or False

1.   Staging is for the interior of empty houses

2.   By law, Interior Decorators are required to have a tiny dog with them at all times.

3.  Staging is best suited for higher end properties.

4.  Staging will always cost less than your first price reduction.

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ANSWERS:

1. FALSE!  Staging is anything done to improve a property’s position in the market, so it will sell more quickly, for the best price.

Co-op or condo, private home or commercial space;  vacant or occupied.  De-cluttering or painting, closets or decks, lobbies or living rooms.

ANYTHING  that improves ANY property’s position in the market.

2. FALSE!   The Pomeranian Protest, largely inspired by the Boxer Rebellion, joined forces with the Min-Pin Movement in the late 1980’s, and, after  lobbying hard, the law was successfully repealed in 1992.

3.  FALSE!  Any type of property can benefit, but the more saturated a market is, the more valuable Staging can be.

SIDEBAR: As of late June, Westchester had 1859 co-ops on the market, 996 condos, and 4742 single family homes.

 

4. TRUE!  A conservative price reduction on a house listed at $500K could be 3%, or $15,000.00.  Of course every house, seller and situation is different, but 1/3 of that could get A LOT  of staging done.

BONUS: Staging costs are a deduction sellers may be able to take against the proceeds of the sale of the house, in the tax year they sell it-your tax professional can confirm.

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Listless Listings?   Tired decor?   Need to sell?

Know something has to be done. but don’t know what, where -or how to start?

the refreshed home is Westchester County’s Home Staging and Interior Decorating Specialist.

We create solutions, and facillitate change, so you can get on with your life. Buying, selling or staying-let the refreshed home be your partner in change

Because when your space works, so many other things fall into place!