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Will Fake Fruit Sell YOUR Home?

by Maureen McCabe on October 11, 2007

appleI went to a company meeting recently but got there a little bit late. Good presentation, national speaker.  He’s all about home price but he kept mentioning “fake fruit.”

Huh?

The next morning I read a post from a California stager about fake fruit.  I loved the fact that Cindy Lin kept putting “Fake Food ” warnings in the post I read on ActiveRain that lead me to her real site. Staged 4 More- “Fake Fruit”   Cindy is writing about amatuerish vs. professional staging but all I am able to think about is fake fruit.

Builders stage homes in Central Ohio.  Some existing homes in Central Ohio are staged, but it is more DIY or Realtors® who have taken a staging course  or homeowners with talent.  Or all of the above without talent.

Warning I don’t think that apple pictured above is fake. If it takes too loooooong for your home to sell it will shrink, wither and rot.

I have to tell you a secret. Do you promise not to tell?  I grew up in a house with no fake fruit.  A fake fruit free home.  My neighbors on either side had a little girl my same age. Both homes had fake fruit as part of their day to day decor not in any effort to sell either  home… I was probably 5 or 6 when I was at the Wirkuty’s house next door and I bit into a wax pear.  I remember what it tasted like… Yuck!  Sorry neighbors.

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Sellers: What’s your home worth? Market Analysis Request … We can price it with or without fake fruit.

Buyers:

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Previously about staging on ColumbusBestBlog.com

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Don’t Try this at Home!

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1 cindy*staged4more October 11, 2007 at 11:05 pm

LOL Hey lady, you are so funny! Who knew a few fake apples would stir up a big pot in the stagers’ community?! I guess we should argue about the use of raffia next! ;)

Cheers,
Cindy

2 MaureenMcCabe October 12, 2007 at 03:47 am

I will think of you whenever I see fake fruit.

I will be paying attention to you stirring the pot on use of raffia. I know what raffia is but have not paid attention to the use of it is staging.

There is a long ago post on ActiveRain about fake pancakes. I don’t remember which stager posted that. I like your new site

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