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Home staging on a budget

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I mentioned "home staging" to a single dad who asked about selling his home this spring. The rest of the men in the group looked at me as if I were from Mars. "That's great for the high rollers -- the white wine and brie set," one of them said. "But what about people who serve hamburgers and beer, and not watercress sandwiches?" Home staging is not reserved for the rich -- or for creative women. In fact, cleaning and clearing clutters are the two primary items on Pam Christensen's Inexpensive Staging Tips list for any market. And, guys, it doesn't take a genius woman to help you through the other tips on the list. Christensen, founder and owner of Staging for Charisma LLC, said guys often forget that they are selling their space, not their stuff. "There are some staging tips that apply no matter where you live," said Christensen, a licensed real estate instructor and certified staging trainer. "Some tips apply more if you are living...