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Home Staging. The Winning Way To Sell Your House for More Money. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2212073
  • Book
  • March 2006
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The way you live in a home and the way you sell it are two different things. That's the premise of Staging*, a concept that teaches you to look at your home through a buyer's eyes and make adjustments to improve its appeal and value.

In any real estate market, Staged homes sell faster or sell for more money--or both. With Home Staging, you'll learn how to play up your home's strong points and improve its presentation. By rearranging furniture, trimming overgrown bushes, painting a room, and clearing out the clutter, Home Staging will help you spotlight your property for a fast, profitable sale.

Filled with organizing tips and checklists, plus before-and-Staged photographs that dramatically show how Staging can transform your home inside and out, Home Staging has all the answers you'll need when looking to increase the sale price of your home.

*Staging is a federally registered trademark of StagedHomes.com
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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 So You’re Selling Your House . . . 11

CHAPTER 2 Ready, Stage, Sell: Home Staging Guidelines That Work 15

CHAPTER 3 Staging Magic: How to Stage Each Room in Your House 31

CHAPTER 4 Take the Staging Magic Outside 59

CHAPTER 5 Getting It Done: It’s Commitment Time 79

CHAPTER 6 Staging on a Dime 91

CHAPTER 7 Showing Your Staged House: Lights! Music! Action! 103

CHAPTER 8 Welcome to Barb’s House: Staging to Live! 109

CHAPTER 9 What Do You Do When You Need Help? ASPs to the Rescue! 119

CHAPTER 10 Staging Tales from the Trenches 125

CHAPTER 11 How to Work with Your Real Estate Agent 151

CHAPTER 12 How Home Staging Is Changing the Real Estate Industry 161


Recipe for a Sale 175

Why Should You Stage Your Home? 177

Your Personal Moving Checklist 179

Barb Schwarz’s Home Staging Wisdom: Words That Work 183

Who Is an Accredited Staging Professional? 185

What You Can Expect If You Work with an Accredited Staging Professional 187

Barb Schwarz’s Staging Criteria 189

Showing Your Staged Home 201

Quick Tips for Staging Your Home 203

Index 207

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Barb Schwarz
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