How much does staging cost?

Some people have heard that Staging involves spending a lot of money.  Some people think it involves bringing in truckloads of model home furniture.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Usually staging involves fixing slight negatives about your property, which you stopped noticing long ago, such as cracks in the concrete patio, sidewalk or driveway.  

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The stager helps you put on your buyers' eyes and see your home from a fresh perspective.  The stager will help you arrange your furniture to open up the living areas.  This gives the buyers more space to mentally place their possessions in your home, making it easier for them to imagine living there.  

This is not exactly interior decorating, where your relatives and guests marvel over your taste and furnishings, and feel very comfortable and cozy when they visit.  A staged home certainly needs to be charming, but the emphasis is on spaciousness.