Home staging is a real estate marketing tool that is proven to be highly effective. Homes staged before hitting the market sell, on average, 73 percent faster than homes that were not staged according to the Real Estate Staging Association. When the cost to stage a home is weighed against additional mortgage payments and possible price reductions that may result if your home lingers on the market the choice is clear….staging is the way to go. Staging your home is about more than reducing clutter and depersonalizing a space so that buyers can imagine themselves living in it. A staging professional can create a space that will be marketable to the largest possible audience. Even if you are a decor-savvy homeowner with a great sense of style, it's important to note that the benefits of staging go beyond simply making a space attractive. A professional who understands what buyers want can present alternatives such as furniture placement and colors that can make your home appear larger, more open and attractive to buyers. Most home buyers begin their search online. Without an attractive digital presence, your home may be passed over at first glance. Staging your home can lead to wonderful photos that give you the visual edge you need to get buyers and get your home sold quickly and for the most money possible.