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Old 06-18-2018, 02:16 PM
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think it looks bad. I'm not buying the furniture, so I tend to ignore staging. Although, professionally staged houses almost always have good paint and clean carpet. I do appreciate that.

I am looking at floor plan, neighborhood, distance to shopping, schools, jobs, repairs needed, updates needed. Floor plan and neighborhood are the important ones and have nothing to do with decor that won't even be left in the house.

Some of the things i dont like cost to fix and that cost might come off my offered price, but most often, problems can be fixed, as long as they aren't location or floor plan. I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at a house because it had an artistically draped afghan.

The real problem with afghans and beautiful shawls is that they probably belong to a stager so I can't make my offer contingent on getting the afghan with the house.
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Old 06-18-2018, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by QuilterChick View Post
If the home is for sale, the golden rule is:

Shower curtain open or tied back, show spotless shower & tub, remove all items.

Toilet seat: DOWN !

If the home is not for sale and you're not expecting guests, anything goes, it's your palace.
YES! We're talking about listing photos, not your everyday life. If you can't bother to clean the grout or remove your products for a photo, then what else haven't you bothered to do?
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