Get the most out of your home stager

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Waiting until the last minute to get your home ready to sell is bound to make your move more stressful. It could also result in a lower sale price if you forego properly preparing your home for sale. The extent to which sellers put time and money into fix-up-for-sale work varies from one area to the next. In the San Francisco Bay Area, so many sellers stage their homes for sale that you could be at a disadvantage if your home is not staged. In other areas of the country, sellers do virtually nothing to ready their homes for sale. The staging effort can be as minimal as removing clutter and excess, cleaning and rearranging furniture to show the living space at its best. Or it could involve painting, replacing tired floor coverings and light fixtures, and hiring a decorator who specializes in staging to bring in a house full of furniture, houseplants and accessories. Staging your home for sale if you live in an area where the concept hasn't caught on could give you an advanta...