staging

(STAY.jing)
pp.
Redecorating a home — often using rented furnishings — to make it appear more attractive to potential buyers.
stager n.
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As the real estate industry has become increasingly sophisticated, the business of spiffing up homes for sale has become its own occupation.
According to published reports, people in several areas of the country have gone into the business of "staging" homes, arranging them artfully for maximal visual and emotional appeal to buyers.
— Neal Gendler, "Agents sell homes by setting stage for new owners," The Orange County Register, April 18, 1999
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A fresh coat of paint, a little landscaping and a thorough cleaning is all the facelift most houses will need. A home that is unkept and cluttered, however, doesn't have a chance in a slow market, where buyers have a wealth of choices. "Eighty-five percent of what people buy is visual," says Atlanta broker McMurry. "They are buying what they think they see." "Staging" your house for the sale can involve everything from storing furniture and clothes to make rooms and closets look larger to keeping the dining-room table set with your finest china and the foyer filled with fresh flowers.
— Amy Saltzman, "The selling challenge," U.S. News & World Report, April 9, 1990
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  • staging — n. 1 the presentation of a play etc. 2 a a platform or support or scaffolding, esp. temporary. b shelves for plants in a greenhouse. Phrases and idioms: staging area an intermediate assembly point for troops in transit. staging post a regular… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Staging — Doing exams and tests to learn the extent of a cancer, especially whether it has spread from its original site to other parts of the body. * * * 1. The determination or classification of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease or… …   Medical dictionary

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