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Old 01-31-2018, 08:07 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas
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I recently sold an unfurnished home. Paid a cleaning company $150 to deep clean the house (approx 1100 sf) including windows inside and out. I think a home or Condo on the smaller side can be unfurnished. It is easier to identify which rooms are which. In large sprawling homes sometimes it is harder to identify designated space thus needs staging to help get an idea.

The above house sold in less than a month at a greater price than I thought it would fetch. I had a really good realtor, but thought her suggested market price was way too high. Bless her!
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Consider having it virtually staged for photos. That, at least, gives people an idea of what the house COULD look like with furniture and is more inviting, which equals more showings. The best ones are so realistic that they even have faint shadows in the right direction from the windows. I spent $245 virtually staging an empty house and my showing traffic tripled.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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"Should I pay to "stage" my parents' 3BR condo?" --OP

No. It's a waste of time and money, always. Seriously.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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"Should I pay to "stage" my parents' 3BR condo?" --OP

No. It's a waste of time and money, always. Seriously.
Why do you say that? Isn't an empty home with nowhere to sit a sort of blank canvas, requiring potential buyers to strain to imagine it looking nice and tastefully decorated?
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: New York
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Two things make an apartment seem "old."

1. Lack of a new paintjob. (This is unfortunate because if it's only paint, it's not a big deal. I definitely makes or break how buyers see an apartment.)
2. Old or dated furniture and decor.

Better to keep it empty.
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:52 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I agree on showing it, without any furniture & also having a thorough cleaning job done, & maybe a quick paint job, to make it look clean & shiny.
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