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It's time to sell your house, and you know you need to stage it for sale, but you're not sure how. This step-by-step guide will help you successfully prepare your house for the market, from fixing necessary repairs to cleaning hidden messes.


It's Sad To Say Goodbye, But It's Time To Modify Your Home


Staging a house is all about one thing: making your home inviting to potential buyers. Buyers want to feel like they could live in your home. You don't want anything to throw them off such a path, like seeing too many of your own things, damage to walls and furnishings, or general untidiness.


Start With A Purge


Clutter makes a home uninviting, so open your space by removing as many of the extras from your house as possible. Start with the junk that can be tossed in the dumpster, recycled, or donated. Get it out of the house so you can focus your attention on more important jobs. Organize your rooms and closets; then consider taking anything else you don't need to a storage unit.


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For the vast majority of home buyers, obtaining a mortgage will be a vital part of the purchasing process. Of course, in order to be approved for that mortgage, you will need to ensure that your credit score is in good shape. Luckily, there are a few steps that you can take to boost your score before starting your application, such as:


Fix Reporting Errors


When compiling your credit report, it is not at all unusual for the credit bureaus to accidentally place an incorrect or inaccurate note in your file. For example, if an individual who shares your name has fallen behind on their car loan it can occasionally appear on your credit report. As such, before you apply for a mortgage, it is a good idea to check your report for any mistakes such as these. If you spot any mistakes, report them to the agencies and they should be able to remove the errors in a relatively timely manner. Once the negative mark has disappeared, your credit score will quickly move upwards.


Reduce Your Balances


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