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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Home Staging for Resale

Estimated startup costs: $500-$1,000
Estimated first-year revenue: $40,000-$70,000
Home staging means preparing a home for resale. It involves skills that include interior design, color coordination, and a solid understanding of the way to create inviting spaces within a specific room of a house.
The most common approach to home staging, as seen on TV shows such as Designed to Sell on HGTV, is to first take an objective inventory of all the items in a homeowner’s house. The next steps involve deciding what stays (rearranging furniture and accent pieces), what goes (decluttering, mostly of family photos and cheap tchotchkes), and adding a few new items that accentuate the home’s focal points and conceal its flaws. ...

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