Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI, #11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World (Century 21 Town and Country)

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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I know I am in the minority here, but I do not believe in staging.  On the rare occassion on higher end listings, it can make the difference.  Working with so many buyers, I see it first hand, most appreicate seeing a property vacant.  They can envision where they are going to put their "stuff".  I see why you are asking, on a similar note I work with a professional photographer who is also a Realtor.  I dont have to let him in, uses keysafe and dropbox the pictures over, works nice.

Jul 15, 2015 12:25 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

If it's your listing and you trust him not to try to take your clients.  

Jul 15, 2015 11:30 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you need to build a deck and there is only one source of material, do you really have a choice? Yes you do, you can choose a pool instead of a deck.

Your question is about engaging a potential competitor into your business affairs. One would be naive to do so without extended observation and associate feedback. 

The question you need answered is, "What did the stager do when he found his furniture inside an expired listing?"

You can have the stager/agent sign a non-compete or exclusive agreement or referral agreement on day one. That should cover you.

Jul 15, 2015 10:57 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Is that really the only stager in your area?

Jul 15, 2015 01:07 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

iF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE LISTING, it wouldnt bother me. if he did a great job and the price was fair

Jul 15, 2015 12:34 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Why not?

the more we cooperate and help each other, the more our properties sell.


Jul 16, 2015 05:12 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I doubt I would do that.

Jul 15, 2015 11:57 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NO, i would not hire another licensed agent to stage, not if they were active in real estate as well. If they were not active, perhaps

Jul 15, 2015 11:03 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

if you have the listing and he can't snag it, I'd use him....we've done that in our area....there was another RE/MAX agent in another town who is also an interior decorator/stager....we've used her....and we would do that before we listed the property....we trusted her....

Jul 15, 2015 09:47 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

If the stager is the only one in the area, you should be there with the stager when the stager meets your seller clients. It is not a good idea to have another agnet contact your clients.

Jul 15, 2015 09:40 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nancy - I could see all sorts of possible negative things happening, and don't usually like to hire someone I am doing a real estate transaction with.

It could all work out great, but I would be a little nervous and probably seek out another professional stager, or at least get a few different quotes.

Jul 15, 2015 04:28 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I don't see why not. You have the listing and the other realtor has the expertise of stagging. If he/she give you a quote that is fair, it seems like a win win situation. Now I tend to always look on the positive side of things. I don't believe the realtor/stager would be willing to ruin his reputation if he acted unethical. 

Jul 15, 2015 02:25 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I do not see a conflict with it.  If you have seen some of their work and think it will help, go for it!  Good luck!

Jul 15, 2015 01:26 PM