The city has been gradually loosening shelter in place (SIP) restrictions on the real estate industry. Construction activities have resumed, agents can show homes and appraisers can enter properties.
And now, stagers are officially able to work again. This means homeowners aiming to sell in 2020 won’t be limited to virtual staging, and they won’t have to wait around waiting for a stager to become available. Staging is allowed now on vacant homes only.
Of course, there are a number of listings that were staged before the city lifted the restrictions. However, I know several agents who didn’t want to sidestep the rules by bringing stagers into the process.
These agents are now prepping and staging so they can hit the market in May and June—very popular months for buyers and sellers to do business.