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Realtor Mark Munro, left, former homeowner Irisa Putnins, right, and Mary Loughman, the stager, background, outside Putnins former home in Deer Park that they improved and sold in one day last year.

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The homes are prepared to look their best for future buyers.

Courtesy of Key Estate Sales

The great room was redesigned to give off a more homey feel to the house. Rearranging the couches allowed for the room to open up and more light to be let into the room.

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Unnecessary objects were removed from the great room to give the room a clean look. Objects that were once used in other rooms of the house were switched out.

The master bedroom was designed to eliminate clutter and have a clean simple living space for prospective buyers to gaze.

While the master bedroom may have been carefully put together the designers decided to update it with a more modern look.

The corner of the living room was opened up by moving the furniture around and allowing more natural light to flow into the room.

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Prior to the living room being redesigned by the team, the room didn't have as much flow as it now does.

The fireplace area in the master bedroom was depersonalized and decluttered so any of the perspective buyers could picture their lives in this house.

Personal belongings lined the shelves in the master bedroom near the fireplace and on the fireplace mantel prior to when the room was redesigned.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com ¨ Former homeowner Irisa Putnins, Mary Loughman, the stager, and realtor Mark Munro outside Putnins former home in Deer Park that they improved and sold in one day last year. Here on May 31, 2013.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com ¨ Realtor Mark Munro, left, former homeowner Irisa Putnins, center and Mary Loughman, the stager, background, outside Putnins former home in Deer Park that they improved and sold in one day last year. Here on May 31, 2013.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com ¨ Realtor Mark Munro, left to right, Mary Loughman, the stager, and former homeowner Irisa Putnins outside of Putnins former home in Deer Park that they improved and sold in one day last year. Here on May 31, 2013.

George LeClaire/gleclaire@dailyherald.com ¨ Former homeowner Irisa Putnins, left, and Mary Loughman, the stager, enjoy a moment outside of Putnins former home in Deer Park that they improved and sold in one day last year. Here on May 31, 2013.

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You have lived in your home for more than 20 years, accumulating things every year. In fact, in many cases, you raised your children in that home. They, too, accumulated "stuff" they failed to take with them when they moved on. So now you are ready for a smaller abode or a different locale. How do you tackle the chore of readying your home for sale?
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