Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have helped clients declutter and cleanup their house; but not to have them decide to stay.  However, I have written such a good description of the house that I've had a seller call and say, "What was I thinking?  After I read your description of my house I realized that's exactly what I've always dreamed of having.  We've changed our minds and are going to stay in the house ... sorry!"

Apr 30, 2017 01:02 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Paul gratefully NO if they did I would be really bummed out:))Endre

Apr 29, 2017 10:59 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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LOL Great question, Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, and I was just telling this story yesterday!  I helped someone prep for a sale, including de-cluttering and gave advice for updating; they did the work, loved it and stayed!  They said they love it so much, they thought they would stay a year or two longer - that was 3 years ago!  

Just keep in touch with them - they WILL eventually list - and list with you!

Apr 29, 2017 10:23 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Are you going to "Love it , or List it ?"

Apr 30, 2017 04:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have spoken to prospective sellers(and buyers) who have had a change in plans during different parts of the process.   It's always nice when they decide to move and include me as their agent.    

Apr 30, 2017 04:39 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Hasn't happened to me but I can understand a change of heart.

Apr 30, 2017 04:35 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Fortunately, not. What a bummer to invest that much time to have it go no where.

Apr 30, 2017 04:31 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, but I have seen it happen to friends. It does happen.

Apr 29, 2017 10:50 PM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Yes and No.  I've helped de-clutter but those were not the clients who changed their mind.

Apr 29, 2017 10:39 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

YES.  I spent 2 consecutive weekends - 10 hours a day packing and driving boxes to storage. They ended up not selling NOT because they decided they loved their house too much now ... but because the market started to tank. 

Never Again.  I am not in the moving and storage business. 

Apr 30, 2017 09:00 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

We have had sellers joke about it, but I can not think of one that actually changed their mind.-Kasey

Apr 30, 2017 08:04 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes! After a home stager came in and rearranfed existing items, and removed a few. they decided to stay! It does not happen often!

Apr 30, 2017 07:48 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Yes... Initially, I confess that I felt disappointed but after further contemplation, I was truly happy that they made the decision that they felt was best for them.  Ultimately, I always want my clients to know that I truly have their best interest at heart.

Apr 30, 2017 07:34 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No it hasn't happened!

Apr 30, 2017 07:00 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   They should have you over for dinner twice a week, for the next couple of years.

Apr 30, 2017 06:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, No I haven't. Isn't there an HGTV about this?

Apr 30, 2017 06:36 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In 31 years it happened only once. They cleaned, painted and made some imrpovements to increase the value. Then what the wife hated, she then loved and they stayed

Apr 30, 2017 05:18 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sort of. In one case they had to sell. In other, there was a death in family which caused change in plans, so they had to stay. In another, elderly parent went into nursing home, so owner needed to live nearby. One thing I have observed is, adult kids of eldery seem to have little interest in helping their parents decluter, and they don't want things like antique furniture, collectibles, etc these days. In another case near me, I actually pointed out to the seller that it would make more sense for him to stay in the house instead of selling.

Apr 30, 2017 04:14 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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No sir, it won't happen

Apr 30, 2017 03:53 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

If the Seller is truly motivated to sell it won't be the condition of their current home that once "fixed" results in them staying...

Apr 30, 2017 03:30 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No, but I could definitely see that happening. 

Apr 30, 2017 02:36 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, - it almost happened a couple of years ago! Luckily, they still liked a new construction and went ahead!

Apr 29, 2017 11:23 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Giving them pointers I have done obviously... physically helped them declutter... No its not in my job description. But I have had people decide not to sell after having a listing agreement in place yes.

Dec 18, 2017 11:57 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Apr 30, 2017 08:35 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Yes, and unfortunately they were under contract with their house and one they were buying. What a mess!

Apr 30, 2017 07:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not had that happen, Paul. I have had them say how nice it looks and joke that maybe they shouldn't sell.

Apr 30, 2017 06:21 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Paul I've had a few say that they LOVE the home after staging and maybe they should stay. But they move on.

Apr 30, 2017 04:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

No... we always provide a stager.... and they always go forth and sell...

Apr 30, 2017 12:43 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Years ago I had one couple who after a consultation with my stager solved their problems with their house and they decided to stay! They paid the consultation fee:).

Apr 30, 2017 11:05 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

You SOLD it to them!

Apr 30, 2017 08:14 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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or go with another agent.....

Apr 30, 2017 08:02 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's a new one on me Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®, 

Apr 30, 2017 07:55 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

yes I have

Apr 30, 2017 07:48 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

At least you can say you made a difference in their lives and enabled them to learn to really love their home.

Apr 30, 2017 07:37 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

I have heard of that happening.  A

Apr 30, 2017 07:28 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I have heard of this happening.

 

Apr 30, 2017 06:49 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its like a person that was shown a new way to wear their hair or clothes

Apr 30, 2017 06:47 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I've never done that but when I presented my pictures to them, they would say what a beautiful home it is and maybe they should stay.  But, fortunately, they never actually stayed.  LOL

Apr 30, 2017 06:36 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We helped an older women do this, but she didn't stay, her family had hired another Realtor!

Apr 30, 2017 05:26 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've come very close to this happening.

Apr 30, 2017 05:17 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No

Apr 30, 2017 03:08 AM
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Raj Taj
RE/MAX - Lake Bluff, IL
Drive By Blessings!

They probably did not "decide" to stay, disingenuous clients know how to find complimentary service in unsuspecting professionals.

Apr 29, 2017 09:49 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have offered ideas on paint, carpet, etc. and they stayed.

May 02, 2017 04:55 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, Thay would not be good but I can see it happening.

 

May 02, 2017 09:10 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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I have never had hat happen, but can see that it could.

May 02, 2017 05:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  Hopefully it will turn into some good karma and referrals for you.

May 01, 2017 09:36 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I have given instructions and had them follow them and then decide they have a great palce and stayed iving there.

Apr 30, 2017 07:28 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do clean up or declutter - so the answer is no LOL

Apr 30, 2017 12:53 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I have helped decluttering and cleaning up because the photographer is coming and seller hasn't cleaned up despite his promise.  Luckily that doesn't change his mind!

Apr 30, 2017 09:32 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Hasn't happened yet, but OMG what a bummer !

Apr 30, 2017 09:25 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No.

Apr 30, 2017 06:06 AM