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By Rhonda Rooks | Agent in Atlanta, GA

Home Staged Home- What to do before you sell

"Home Staging" is more than just preparing to sell your home by making it look the best it can. It's really the art of first impressions. For many home sellers and real estate agents, the concept of "home staging" is being more frequently recognized and used to effectively promote and market a home in the marketplace. However, while real estate agents are experts in the field of selling houses and closing the sale, many are not experts in design. If you are in the process of, or thinking about, selling your home, you may want to consider hiring a professional home stager to assist you. They work with the "flow" of a home, eliminate clutter, arrange furniture and even assist in enhancing curb appeal. If you're more of a do-it-yourself type, here are some tips on what you can do to improve your home's first impression.
Start at the curb. Curb appeal is the first step to selling your home. The lawn should be mowed and edged and the trees, shrubs and flowers should be neat and tidy.
Now move inside. Once you've created a promising exterior, you need to focus on the interior. The key to staging is to make it meaningful, set the tone and suggest countless possibilities. That means you need to remove everything that could distract the buyer's attention. Keep only what you must to remain functional. If you don't use something everyday, pack it up for the move. 
Like the exterior, the inside needs to be neat and clean. The bottom line is, no one wants to buy a previous owner's dirty house. 
Simplicity and comfort is your ultimate goal!!! 

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