I'd like to give a shout out to Lori Kim Polk today for her great home staging job at my Sacramento listing in the Med Center. First, the home was occupied by tenants, and it was almost impossible to show. After the tenants moved out, some buyers and their agents were complaining that my photos looked so much better than the home itself because now there was no furniture in it. They opened the door expecting to see this cute little bungalow and all they saw were hardwood floors that could use refinishing and a crack in the ceiling.
OK, we got the crack in the ceiling fixed. And then we called Lori. She and I joked about this later, but at first she did not want to stage it. I was dumbfounded. Wha? See, I told you I would never let you live this down, Lori. She thought it might not be worth it, partly due to the crack in the ceiling, and the tenants left the home a little dirty. Brought in a handyman to fix the crack, a cleaning crew to polish and scrub and, after Lori staged the home, it sold in 5 days.
Read more and watch my video in my personal blog on my business website today about Home Staging in Sacramento is Worth It.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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