Sellers in financial distress require something extra from real estate practitioners. Facing a short time to sell before foreclosure and sometimes prickly negotiations with lenders, some listing agents are turning to the growing cadre of stagers who employ the ancient Chinese technique of feng shui to dissipate the negativity of financial woes.
First-time buyers Launa and Joel are eager to buy their first home. They’ve qualified for a $400,000 mortgage. So why on an episode of “My First Place” do their real estate agents begin by showing them a house listed at $414,900?