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Home staging pays off

Success secrets revealed in new book

"Staging Your Home to Sell" by Julie Dana and Marcia Layton Turner is a "must read" new book for home sellers and their real estate agents. Especially useful in the current buyer's market, it reveals details how to increase a homes net sales price and shorten its time on the market for sale by "staging." This "how-to" book explains the concept of staging, which is unknown to most home sellers (and even some real estate agents). The basic idea of staging is to make a house or condominium listed for sale into a model home. Prospective buyers can then see, rather than just imagine, how attractive a home can be. Purchase Bob Bruss reports online. According to the authors, the cost of typical home staging should be 1 percent to 3 percent of the home's market value. They are not talking about major renovation. Instead, they recommend "decluttering" homes to make them appear as attractive as possible without spending major amounts of money. This new book provides a room-by-roo...