NYTimes: Selling Furnished Condos

NYTimes: Selling Furnished Condos

Aaron Able
May 10, 2007

Bizarre or Brilliant? Would you buy a furnished condo? Would you sell a furnished condo? The New York Times covers the phenomena in I’ll Take It! (and the Sofa, Too). When the popularity of staged properties combines with the snap decisions made in hot markets, this was bound to happen...

Real estate agents are taking advantage of home buyers with seemingly endless budgets by offering staged furnishings to the buyers. The story takes special notice of the Manhattan-based De-Spec, Inc.. De-Spec lists and sells furniture, lighting and accessories it uses in its staging projects. The odd thing is that none of these furnishing are hard to find. We would love to get some readers' feedback on this "trend"... (Images from the De-Spec website)
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