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The first impression is the key factor in selling your home, and a potential buyer has made up their mind ten seconds after they step in the front door and they are already forming an opinion as they pull into your driveway.

Staging a home has always been part of the homeowner’s responsibility, but it was often as simple as keeping the grass cut and picking up dirty clothes. The seller’s agent would recommend actions if the owners were clueless about elements that turn off potential buyers. Today, sellers look for any advantage to make their property stand out from the rest.

Home staging is about making your house look bigger, brighter, cleaner, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it. It’s about more than preparing the house for sale. Staging is what you do after you’ve cleaned, decluttered, painted, made minor repairs; it’s all about dressing the house for sale.

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The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money. It’s just not always easy to get a home into selling condition in a timely manner without some sort of experienced assistance.

Professional home stagers are practiced in the art of preparing a home for resale. They work with the “flow” of a home, eliminate clutter, edit and arrange furniture, and even assist in enhancing curb-appeal. With the aid of a professional home stager, your house can make a notable first impression on potential homebuyers.

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For the most part, your agent should be able to determine if your home is in need of this type of service, and if it would be of benefit or not.

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