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Old 07-26-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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Living in Homes for Sale

Does anyone know of companies who rent homes for sale at reduced rates to make the home more appealing to buyers? I know this service exists, but cannot find it. The companies move your furniture in and rent nice homes cheaply as long as you allow them to show the property .....if the home sells, they will move the renter to another property.

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Old 07-26-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Check out this article:

There's No Place Like (Someone Else's) Home -

And this company (this page talks about what it is like to be a home manager):

Showhomes® - America's Largest Home Staging Company - We furnish, stage and decorate vacant homes to sell faster and for higher prices.

No, I don't do this, but I was intrigued by your question. We have 2 cats, though, so no home managing for us!

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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Cool. Sounds interesting, but I probably am not neat enough.

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It can be a bother to have to leave on short notice when someone comes to look at the house. I'd want a big discount to have to do that.
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Discount? They will have to pay me!
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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I bought a house with house sitters living there...

We closed and we let them have a week to move out... they took 8 days as we were coming to see the place and they were still loading up a truck in the morning... they 'forgot' to clean up when they left...

However, we talked to them and they had been doing it for a couple of years... they had a PO box for their mail... paid cheap rent, were saving to buy their own home (they were a young couple with a baby)...

I would ask a RE agent.... ours seems to know who to contact for the job...

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