Home Staging For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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8 full-color pages of before-and-after photos

Make your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money!

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? This no-nonsense, practical guide shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. You'll see how — and why — to eliminate clutter, make repairs, ...

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Home Staging For Dummies

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Overview

8 full-color pages of before-and-after photos

Make your home stand out, sell faster, and bring in more money!

Want to have homebuyers knocking down your door? This no-nonsense, practical guide shows you how to make improvements room by room and generate a higher profit in the most cost- and time-effective way. You'll see how — and why — to eliminate clutter, make repairs, arrange furnishings, pave the way for buyers to make an emotional connection to your house, and much more to get top dollar!

Discover how to:

  • Make the improvements that buyers want
  • Clear out the clutter
  • Show off your home's best features
  • Woo buyers with curb appeal
  • Depersonalize and neutralize each room
  • Get rooms photo ready
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118052464
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 519,061
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

Christine Rae is an internationally recognized trainer in the home staging industry. She has been providing ground-breaking staging programs since 2001, after a 32-year career in executive business management. In August of 2005, she developed and launched her innovative certification program throughout North America (Canadian Certified Staging Professionals and Certified Staging Professionals). Through that program, she has personally instructed over 2,600 entrepreneurs on how to start and grow a successful home staging business.

Christine has received many industry awards; among the most recent is the 2007 Real Estate Staging Association Staging Innovator of the Year. Christine has coauthored the Home Staging Business Guide e-book and countless articles in industry trade publications, like Canada’s Real Estate Magazine. She is editor and contributing writer for the staging industry trade magazine Staging Standard. She has acted as subject matter expert for CE Network, an online staging program for real estate agents, and an assortment of other real estate one-day programs. She is a platform speaker with thousands of hours dedicated to the staging industry. For information about her staging background go to www.christinerae.com.

Jan Saunders Maresh is a nationally known journalist and television personality specializing in sewing and home decor. Home sellers and real estate agents bank on her training as a Certified Staging Professional, Certified One-Day Decorator, and a Certified Dewey Color Instructor and her more than 25 years of design experience. Jan is also the bestselling author of 15 books, including Sewing For Dummies, Second Edition (Wiley, 2004).

In 2005, Saunders Maresh founded Naked Room Solutions, a home staging and interior redesign company. She speaks for Realtors and teaches home decorating, staging, and color classes at national industry events, paint and fabric stores, and home furnishing and design centers.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Preparing Your Property for Sale.

Chapter 1: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me an Offer.

Chapter 2: Discovering What Buyers Want.

Chapter 3: Finding the Fixes You Can’t Ignore.

Chapter 4: Color Me Sold: Using Color and Light to Sell Your House.

Chapter 5: It’s Not What You Have; It’s Where You Place It.

Part II: Three Staging Steps Toward Hitting a Home Run.

Chapter 6: First Base: The Staging Consultation.

Chapter 7: Second Base: Earning Equity with Elbow Grease.

Chapter 8: Third Base: Showcasing Makes Your House Photo-Ready.

Chapter 9: Home: Opening Your House to Buyers and Agents.

Part III: Working Through Your House, Room by Room.

Chapter 10: Curb Appeal: Making a Winning First Impression.

Chapter 11: You Had Me at Hello: Entrances, Exits, and Special Places.

Chapter 12: A Whole Lot of Living to Do: Living, Family, and Rec Rooms.

Chapter 13: A Feast of Dining Room Staging Ideas.

Chapter 14: Cashing In on Kitchens and Baths.

Chapter 15: Inviting Sweet Dreams with Beautifully Staged Bedrooms.

Chapter 16: Office Affair: Stage ’em Something to Talk About.

Chapter 17: Behind Closed Doors: Staging Closets and Other Hidden Places.

Part IV: Addressing Special Staging Considerations.

Chapter 18: Dealing with Sensitive Issues.

Chapter 19: Staging When You’re Building, Rehabbing, or Flipping.

Chapter 20: Staging Your House the Feng Shui Way.

Chapter 21: It’s Not Easy Being Green: EcoStaging.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: (Almost) Ten Mistakes Sellers Often Make.

Chapter 23: Ten Reasons to Hire a Staging Professional.

Chapter 24: Ten Tricks of the Trade That Help You Sell Your House.

Chapter 25: Ten Ways to Prepare Your House (and Yourself) for the Sale.

Chapter 26: Ten Reasons Sellers Don’t Stage Their Properties (But Should).

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2008

    WOW

    I just read this book and it is great - lots of helpful information - My daughter picked it up after me and read it and now has decided this is what she wants to do as a career! Great reading thanks to the authors - its the first staging book I've read that actually promotes staging and not the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

    Practical and Timely

    I'm trying to sell my house in a buyer's market, meaning I have to have all my bases covered if I'm going to have a chance of selling any time soon. I asked 3 different realtor companies to calculate a selling price for me. After staging my house using this book, that selling price went up 10%. All the agents who have been through my home leave comments on how they have NO suggestions - they say the house is "perfect" in terms of showing potential buyers its best qualities. This book had several practical ideas and things to keep in mind that I hadn't thought of before. I already knew to declutter and keep things clean, but this book made me see my home the way a buyer does. The best advice in it for me was to highlight the permanent features of the house more so than my own personal decorating preferences. It told me how to direct a buyer's line of sight to the things in each room that would showcase a house feature that could be missed if furniture and decor weren't properly positioned. Aside from general tips, the book offered ideas room by room, including garages and basements. It told how to highlight good features while minimizing attention on areas not as positive or that fall into the "necessary" categories of home ownership (like mechanical equipment). While some statements were so basic I yawned, the majority of this book was very helpful at getting me to see how I could take the initiative as a seller in a down market.

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  • Posted February 6, 2009

    Not What I Expected

    I guess the title gives it away, but it doesn't take a dummy to stage but it takes a dummy to buy a book with info that is available on the web!...

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