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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Selling Your Home by Nancy Gentile, Katie Severance

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Chapter 6
Staging Your Home to Get Top Dollar
In This Chapter
◆ The power of good staging and its effect on sale price
◆ Room-by-room staging tips and ideas
◆ Increasing curb appeal
◆ Creating outdoor rooms
When your home goes on the market, the most important factor, aside from the way you price it, is the way you stage it. The goal is not just to make it look better, but to make it look bigger, as well. Aside from price, buyers consider three things in a home: size, condition, and location. Staging affects two of these factors and will therefore have a huge impact on the sale price.
 
If the sale of your home were a Hollywood film production, the house would be the star. Like the star, it’s the structure that buyers have come to see, not your ...

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