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Stories abound about houses that were on the market forever and sold the day after they were staged. Whether true or apocryphal, staging – decluttering and redecorating a house to appeal to buyers — is a subject that creates much agita among sellers. It’s a collective case of stage fright.
Sellers object to the cost, according to Angela Boyer-Stump, an agent with Sotheby’s. But it would be money well spent. For an un-staged house, she believes, a seller often makes a lower offer. “They know it’s just furniture, but they still can’t get comfortable paying a number knowing the seller should have made the effort.” Her advice? “If you stage it we’ll find a buyer.”