Sell Your Home

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Written by Mary Davis,

Your home is most likely your largest investment. It is very important to take the time and prepare to make sure that you get top dollar for your investment. You can work with a real estate agent to coordinate a professional to come in and stage your home in preparation for your sale. Or you might be selling your home on your own. Either way, it's good to know the principles behind putting your house on the market and getting prepared to show your home and stage your home. You can work with the professional stager or ask a friend with a keen eye for design (or just an honest friend who will tell you the truth) to come in and help you. 

When preparing your home to be sold, you will be surprised at how many belongings you should remove. Think about your items and which could be sold, donated, thrown away, or put into storage. Even if you are a person who doesn't feel like they own a lot of things, you will be surprised at how much should be taken out to show the home in staging mode, to really display it as a place that someone else could call home. Remember that when you are staging and showing a home, your home is partially in transition of becoming someone else's place. This is a part of the move process, and if done correctly, can help you get used to the idea of someone else living in your home.

Staging your home is a lot of work. You need to identify the best attributes of the home, and play those up, and work with each room and space until those attributes truly shine. You will feel tired and stressed out by the process, but remember that part of the move process is being done during staging and showing your house, especially since you would have done such a thorough initial run-through of your belongings. 

Here's to a very profitable staging, showing, and closing of your home. 

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