What is a “Stagent?”
I came across the term “Stagent” from my Trade Association a few weeks back, which I thought was quite clever. It is a home stager who is also a real estate agent. Premiere Home Stagers is beginning its 11th year staging houses in the Madison, WI area. However, just recently, I joined an online brokerage firm called eXp Realty, LLC.
My rationale was since I was already in a person’s home getting it ready to sell, I might as well continue that relationship as a listing agent. I had already established a level of trust by going through the owners’ items and re-arranging them to better serve the online photos as well as preserve their home value.
I was not interested in joining just any realty company. I already have a business I love, but wanted to provide extra service to my clients. eXp Realty, LLC is an agent-owned cloud brokerage. This means I am part owner and everything is digitally-based. Most agents talk with home sellers in their homes rather than at an office. However, I do have access to a leased office, should I need it. Documents are generated and signed via Docusign. My state broker approves the documents electronically. The house gets listed on the MLS through the state broker.
So, why do I like this model? Because it saves everyone time and money. Instead of paying a high monthly rent for a brick-and-mortar building, I use these funds to pay for more advertising for you!
Days on the Market
I can now look on the MLS and see how many days on the market “before staging v. after staging” and get an accurate number for my yearly statistics, which is then uploaded to my Trade Association, The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) for national reporting.
Sold or Expired Listing
I love it when I see an accepted offer shortly after staging. I know they will be contacting me to de-stage the property after the inspection and appraisal, but before the closing. I can then arrange my schedule better to accommodate this.
I can also refer a property that I am staging to another agent with better expertise–such as in another MLS area, or a commercial property.
Better to Serve You
My objective is to serve your needs either as a home stager or a realtor. All my listings include my staging expertise at no extra cost. However, should you only need staging, I am happy to provide that and work with your realtor or yourself on a successful, quick sale. Remember, a staged property sells faster than an un-staged property.
We are headed into the spring selling season, especially once the Wisconsin winter gives way to warmer weather. I’m ready to meet your needs. Call Premiere Home Stagers or eXp Realty, LLC at 608-345-9396.