How Much Does Home Staging Cost—and How Much Will You Gain?

home stagingHome staging—where you decorate your house in an effort to entice buyers to bite—may seem counterintuitive at first blush: Why spend money on real estate if you're moving out? Simple answer: because home staging can get you more money for your home sale. If your real estate agent has suggested staging, it's because evidence shows staging real estate is usually well worth the effort. On average, staged homes sell 88% faster and for 20% more than nonstaged homes, which is nothing to sneeze at. But just how much does home staging really cost? Here's the scoop, so you can decide if paying a professional stager is worth the investment for you.

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Strange Things That Can Stop a Home From Selling

relaxing homeEver wonder what could keep a home from selling? Just ask a listing agent. They've seen some doozies. Listing agents, as the professionals who help prep a home for sale, are often tasked with telling home sellers why their house might  sell in its current condition. It's a tough job, but it sure beats saying nothing and then watching a home sit indefinitely.

While most corrective tweaks are small—say, a fresh coat of paint or a solid decluttering—sometimes the things that stop a home from selling take everyone by surprise. Here are a few that listing agents have dealt with, and the solutions that saved the day.

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