Staged homes look beautiful and can often entail considerable work. If you are buying a stage home, there are some things you should consider.
Some staging work can be extensive. During the process defects may have been discovered that may or may not have been remedied. So it’s important to check a few things:
- We recommend you ascertain from, for example, the vendor or other professionals the purpose and extent of any work, as well as the adequacy of same.
- You’ll want to ensure the proper permits were obtained as required and that there are no outstanding works orders related to them.
- Request a disclosure statement from the staging company (with the Vendor’s consent) regarding discovered defects, work carried out to remedy them and any remaining warranties / guarantees available to you regarding this work including any such paperwork / certificates / transfer information necessary for your records.
Staging is great for both the seller and the buyer, but do your homework so you know that any work performed meets with your expectations.