Numerous studies show that a house that is well polished on the surface and staged properly will appeal to more buyers, sell faster, and most importantly, sell for more money. You may not be able to improve the market value of your house, but you can improve its marketability. Remember: first impressions count the most. Home Staging is the art of decorating a home to sell fast and for the highest amount. Home stage experts and consultants get thousands of dollars to do what you can easily do inexpensively, with little or no money. Keep in mind this important fact: the way you live in your home and the way you market it for sale are two very different things. In this groundbreaking new book you will learn how small color changes will increase your home's value, minor repairs and de-cluttering tricks, how to rearrange your furniture and art work, decorating tips and ideas, how to look at your house from the buyer's viewpoint, how to add minor accessories, which minor changes will bring you the greatest return, how to bring out a home's best features, how to use design psychology techniques, lighting techniques, landscaping secrets, what to do with garages, basements and attics, and much more. This book gives you the proven strategies and innovative ideas used by the experts everyday that you can easily do your self. The book also includes a full-color insert packed with photos of before and after shots!