How It Works...Best

There are three main players in this Home Staging Story:
REALTOR, HOME OWNER & STAGER

Each of us has our own part to play while preparing for our mutual goal— a SUCCESSFUL SALE!

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REALTOR


Pricing and Marketing Expert Extraordinaire! The Realtor has their finger on the pulse of the real estate market. Their responsibility is to educated the homeowner on current market conditions and the value of their house as it currently stands. Their comprehensive marketing plan will determine how many people walk through your front door. The more people through the door…the more opportunities for an offer!

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HOMEOWNER


Driver of the Whole Machine! The homeowner determines the timeframe and budget they are willing to invest in the preparation of their house for sale. Regardless of timeframe or budget the homeowner has the responsibility to follow through with the agreed upon plan in order to improve their odds of receiving an acceptable offer!

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HOME STAGER


Real Estate Property Presentation Expert! The Home Stager’s responsibility is to work within the constraints of time and budget as determined by the homeowner to best present and merchandise the property so everyone’s efforts and marketing plan pays off! With proper Staging your marketing photos will play a large part in drawing people to tour your house!

When everyone does their part and works together you can’t help but have a Successful Sale…POOF! It’s done!

  • The Linda Kolarov Team uses Bobbie to stage all of our listings. In this market, it's a price war and a beauty contest, and Bobbie's expert staging makes our listings stand out. We appreciate Bobbie's "hands-on" approach; we always ask for a "working consultation" to get the job done in a timely fashion. Bobbie is great with our clients and also with the follow-up. She's upbeat and optimistic, and she can taste color!

    Jodi Lynn VillersBroker/Realtor and Office Manager for The Linda Bird Kolarov Team, Coldwell Banker Advantage
  • I had the great pleasure of recently completing Bobbie McGrath's
    webinar course on home staging for realestate agents. She has been
    teaching this course in the US for many years now, and l was one of
    the very fortunate few to have been chosen to participate in the pilot
    course for Australia.

    Not only is Bobbie a wonderful teacher; she is full time home stager
    who helps agents achieve fantastic results every day of the week.  Her
    knowledge and experience is second to none. Her generosity is
    limitless in providing the right dialogues to have with our clients.
    And her insights into the neuroscience behind what motivates buyers to
    buy is fascinating and l do believe, groundbreaking. Also invaluable,
    were her photography tips- a must for anyone providing real estate
    photography.

    She has a bubbly, joyous personality and absolutely loves what she does.

    I am a real estate agent in Queensland, Australia and have always
    believed in the benefits of staging a property for sale, but struggled
    to get all my clients on board with the concept. Those that did were
    always thrilled with the amazing results we achieved.

    After doing Bobbie's course l am now committed to staging every
    property l list. My latest result was sold in 24 hours, after 51
    inspections over the 2 days with 6 written offers, and sold for a
    whopping $65,000 over my initial appraisal price.($46,000 over the
    list price)

    What more can a real estate agent hope for? Working with Bobbie has
    given me a new direction and focus in my business- and l look forward
    to taking my real estate career to a whole new level.

    Thank you, Bobbie, l look forward to meeting you in person if l'm ever
    in your neighborhood.

    Lorena ChiapparaSales and Marketing Consultant, Gold Coast Australia
  • If the definition of insanity is truly repeating the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, then selling a home without the help of an experienced home stager qualifies.  We sold 5 homes in 25 years with very poor results until we met Bobbie.  Bobbie came in for the initial consultation and we completed everything on the “to-do” list she helped us create to prepare our home for sale.  Our home looked perfect!  More importantly, it sold in 7 days for virtually the asking price!!!  Time equals money and Bobbie is money well spent! Thanks Bobbie for the home staging work and for your continued help and friendship!    
    Andy & Leanne MHomesellers
  • I first met Bobbie as our instructor at a Real Estate course on Staging. Bobbie was engaging from the minute she started to talk about Real Estate and the value of staging. Bobbie's knowledge and experience on staging along with the stories and examples she shared were captivating. Talk about leaning in, I didn't want the class to end! I would definitely recommend Bobbie McGrath as a Staging Consultant. As a Real Estate Professional, I am always looking to team with the best resources to offer my clients and Bobbie is certainly the best!
    Debbie CarsonRealtor®/Broker
  • I met Bobbie McGrath at the Real Estate Staging Association's conference in Vegas where she was one of the speakers. Her infectious personality and deep knowledge and passion for the Home Staging Business is evident. She loves to help other stagers create a thriving business by creating relationships that are positive and empowering. I asked Bobbie to be included in my tele-summit Your Home Staging Business On Fire because I respect her, love her upbeat outlook on life and business and knew that she would generously share the keys to her business success. Bobbie is a dynamo and she has so much to offer to the staging community!      
    Marianne ChericoPersonal and Professional Development Coach and Home Stager
  • I hired Bobbie McGrath after doing some research on home stagers available in the Raleigh, NC area. Her very positive reviews on Houzz and other sites was the most influential factor in my decision. And, it was a very GOOD decision! We chose a 2-hour consultation and planned to do most of the work ourselves. Bobbie is positive and professional and looks for creative solutions to using what you already have in order to stage. We bought less than $200 of new items to stage. She gives very specific advice about where to move furniture and art and lighting. She remembers decorative items from room to room, then tries to use them in a new, fresh way. Bobbie's job is to get potential buyers to your house, so she focuses on staging your house to produce the best pictures possible. She also has a list of vetted contractors should you need to use one - we used a painter and carpet stretcher she recommended and were pleased with results and cost. I won't sugar coat it. Staging your house is work, but we found the experience to be well worth it. Our house sold on the first day for list price. If you're selling in the Raleigh, NC area, it's a no brainer. Hire Bobbie!
    Sheila EHome Seller-HOUZZ