Episode 016 – Interview w/ Pamela Sandall
On this episode of The Clarified Realty Podcast, number 016, we’ve got an incredible guest — Interior Designer and Real Estate Stager, Pamela Sandall. She’s got an lots of great advice and tips for how to stage your home in order to help get it sold. But before we start, Tom and Ron have a conversation about a new loan product that could shake up the industry. Unison, is an investment company that is providing matching funds for down payments for potential home buyers. Some of the benefits of such a program is that by helping to get a 20% down payment (10% from you, 10% from them), a home buyer avoids the necessity of mortgage insurance. This can either reduce the monthly payment — or give them more buying power to purchase more house. In return, Unison ask for repayment and a percentage of the home’s appreciation over a certain period of time. Tom and Ron go into the details, but it is an interesting new option for folks thinking about entering the market. We then bring in Pamela, who let’s us know how she got started in Interior Design (hint: it started with a Barbie and a dream). She then tells us how she approaches each home that she stages and how her process is different that most home stagers. We then go into detail about how she and Tom “Tell The Story” of the home (see episode 012 for more detail) and how, room by room, you can make small changes to remove any question marks from buyer’s minds and, hopefully, get more money for your home. This is a great episode and we can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Please leave comments!