Working together with your Realtor and Stager cohesively will make selling your home a smooth process.
If you don’t already have a Realtor in mind, make sure that you do your research. Just because your best friend just got licensed does NOT mean that she is the best option for you. You can’t worry about hurting feelings as this is a huge undertaking and you do not want someone that could potentially lose you thousands, if they don’t know what they are doing.
Line up multiple interviews with different agents, makes sure you have options to chose from. During your interviews, you are going to want to ask them a variety of questions to get a good feel for if they are a good fit for you and that they have the knowledge they need to get the job done right.
Heres a list of sample questions you might want to ask:
- How long have you been a Realtor?
- Are you mainly a listing or buying agent?
- What does your marketing package consist of?
- Are you a full time or part time agent?
- How many homes have you sold this year?
- What haven’t I asked you that I need to know?
More often than not choosing a Stager can be easier than choosing a Realtor. This is simply because there are generally not as many Stagers as there are Realtors. Most likely you will get a recommendation from your Realtor, which is a fantastic option if they have worked together before. If your Realtor doesn’t give you a recommendation, start researching Stagers in your area. Any good stager will have a website with their portfolio on it for you to view. Checking out their website prior to meeting will ensure that you know their style and techniques when staging.
Heres a list of sample questions you might want to ask the Stagers:
- How long have you been staging?
- What package options do you provide?
- Do you charge a furniture rental fee?
- Are you certified?
- What is your background? (If they are new to Staging)
Once you have secured the perfect Realtor and Stager, make sure that they are in communication. Their schedules should be synced to make sure that everything is done in a timely manner. You don’t want your photographer showing up to a half staged home.
At Victoria Rose Designs we are dedicated to making the process of selling your home a breeze and enjoy working with Realtors in our area. Be sure to check out our portfolio and give us a call!