Cindy, over at Stage 4 More blog, has a warning for those of us who are selling luxury properties.
She’s a professional stager which means she goes in and prepares the property as a package for selling. This is often done with rented furniture and accessories which can be quite expensive if bought or replaced.
Surprisingly, home staging is catching on across the country and real estate agents as well as real estate investors are using it more and more as a tool. That’s based on the concept that a property with furniture in it sells better than one that is empty. That’s as long as the decorating is in good taste and appeals to future buyers.
But Cindy tells of a burglarized staged property where $2000 worth of furniture and accessories was taken. The thieves even stole the remote control for the sprinkler system- why I don’t know.
As she points out, we don’t need to live our lives in fear about such things happening, but it’s good to be aware and take precautions so we can cut our risks.