Do staged items go missing?
We are listing with a realtor a 2 bedroom condo we've bought and rehabbed. I plan to stage the unit. I've heard that knives and forks get legs and disappear from model homes, so I gave myself guidelines. Nothing of any high value or sentimental worth. Nothing small enough to slip into a pocket. Does anyone have advice along these lines? For example, I'd like to have a few books here and there. Would my books be safe, or should I buy some second hand hardbacks? I know that when properties get shown, the realtor can't be everywhere and will often give a couple some private time to talk things over. People do crazy things. Yes, I'm putting empty wine bottles in the wine rack.