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Is the cost of home staging worth the potential benefits?

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Depending on the cost, home staging may be beneficial because there is a higher likelihood of a sale, reduced time on the market and a potentially higher selling price, state NOLO and Home Buying Institute. Home sellers should meet with a home-staging professional and a real estate professional to determine the potential cost benefits.

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A 2007 report from The National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents found that staged homes can distract buyers from potentially negative areas of the home, which may make the home easier to sell, according to NOLO. Home staging is used to highlight the benefits of the home, and it forces sellers to clean and declutter a property before the stagers begin to decorate.

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