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10 Staging Secrets From the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

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According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to listing it can result in a faster and more profitable sale. In fact, the Real Estate Staging Association estimates that professionally staged properties spend 73 percent less time on the market, receive more foot traffic, and typically sell for more money.

Following are 10 tips you can use to get your home “show ready” prior to hitting the market. These easy and cost-effective ideas will help your house look its best—and help buyers visualize themselves living there. Even if you’re not currently in the market to sell, you can use these tactics to breathe new life into your existing home decor.

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Banish the winter blues with indoor greens

With a couple of grow bulbs and the Japanese art of kokedama, you can bring your favorite plants inside for winter. I love bringing small ferns inside and using the healthy, vibrant green moss that grows naturally here in Western North Carolina.

Kokedama translates as "moss ball," and is also known as the poor man's bonsai. They're simple to make and satisfying to watch grow.

Green inside lifts people's moods. Many indoor plants are helpful in clearing the air of VOCs and giving off oxygen, so gardening in winter can help keep your household healthy.

Make a kokedama to place in a sunny window or beneath a grow bulb.

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