“Nice listing . . . congrats.”
–Uttered by exiting Buyers’ agents at a broker open; when the listing agent knows the price is right and the home is likely to sell quickly. See, “Realtor Compliments.“
The equivalent for a staging job well done is when the client appreciatively remarks at the end, “My house looks so good, now I don’t want to move!”
When the listing agent hears that, they know two things: 1) the stager did a (very) nice job; and 2) the client “gets” it.
Especially for older, long-in-place Sellers, it can be emotional to allow a stranger to come into their home and rearrange things — sometimes, dramatically.
So, it’s always a relief to hear, after the fact, that they’re receptive and appreciative of the stager’s efforts — which in turn indicates that the owner is actually ready to sell.
Even if they say otherwise . . .
P.S.: Thanks to ace stager Mary Amlaw, who consistently elicits such comments from my selling clients.