5 Steps to Stunning Curb Appeal


Ethan Roberts is a real estate writer, editor and investor. He’s a frequent contributor to InvestorPlace.com, and his work has been featured on Money.msn.com and Reuters.com. He’s been investing in real estate since 1995 and has been a Realtor since 1998. He also teaches classes on investing in residential real estate. Whether your goal is […]


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5 Scary Home Staging Mistakes to Avoid


Staging your home is one of the most important steps in preparing to sell. A home that has been expertly staged will create beautiful photos for online listings and draw buyers in during showings. If you make these scary mistakes, however, you may send buyers running.


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6 DIY Home Staging Projects for Any Budget


Looking to stage your home for sale on your own and on a budget? These six home staging tricks are simple and cost-effective solutions that any home seller can tackle in a weekend. Preparing your home for sale can be a lengthy process that might require home improvement projects as well as days of decluttering […]


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Expert Home Staging Tips: Keep It Clean


What’s the most crucial part of home staging? Getting your home clean and keeping it that way. The care and condition of your home alerts potential buyers to the beauty (or the beast) they will be inheriting if they choose to purchase your home, so when you’re preparing and staging your home to sell, you […]


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Expert Home Staging Tips: Cast Out Evil Odors


Which smells can stop a home sale? Knowing the odors and aromas you should utilize or eliminate when staging your home for sale can help you turn a house hunter into a homebuyer. Darlene Parris, Interior Redesigner, Organizer and Home Stager with Los Angeles-based UPSTAGED!, guides you through how to cast out evil odors and […]


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The How-To Guide for Garage Sales [Infographic]


Hosting a garage sale or two is a great way to get rid of items that you don’t want to leave in your home or take with you when you move. Once you’ve decluttered, cleaned and determined what’s coming with you (or going into storage), you can find new homes for those items that don’t […]


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Expert Home Staging Tips: How to Depersonalize Your Home


What’s one of the most important elements to success when selling your home by owner? Getting buyers to imagine your home as their home. Depersonalizing your home for sale is essential to creating a welcoming atmosphere for potential buyers. Darlene Parris, Owner, Home Stager and Interior Redesigner of Los Angeles-based UPSTAGED!, guides you through the […]


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Expert Home Staging Tips: Decluttering Is King


Want to sell your home faster? Proper home staging decreases the amount of time your home spends on the market by 78 percent compared to a non-staged property, according to Real Estate Staging Association statistics. This expert tip on decluttering from Darlene Parris, Interior Redesigner, Organizer and Home Stager with Los Angeles-based UPSTAGED!, can help […]


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By-Owner Sellers Share the Secrets to FSBO Success


Saving the 6 percent commission they would have paid a real estate agent is a major factor in why so many people are satisfied they took the FSBO approach in selling their home. But there are other reasons why by-owner sellers embraced online services like ForSaleByOwner.com. Here by-owner sellers share the secrets to their success […]


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Selling a Single-Family Home With Big Appeal


If your house has a piece of furniture or art that’s prominently featured, it might be a good idea to work with it instead of against it when staging your home to sell. That’s what Fort Myers, Florida, resident Laura Brown did. Or at least that’s what she did when she decided to let the […]


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