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RISMEDIA, Oct. 15, 2007-Selling a home may seem especially daunting during a soft real estate market. If now is the time to sell, make sure your home has the style to make it sing to potential buyers. Home and Garden Television (HGTV)* offers these ideas to stage your home to enhance its marketability:

1. What an entrance
The outside of your home is the all-important first impression. And like it or not, it speaks volumes about what’s inside. Glossy paint in a bold, cheerful color for the front door, new hardware, a doormat and seasonal potted plants on the porch will dramatically brighten and refresh your home’s entry.

2. Create spaces
Part of what those that stage homes do is create fantasy spaces: an exercise room, a meditation space, an art studio or a family game room. If a room currently only gathers junk, repurpose it into something that will add to the value — and enjoyment — of the home

3. Brilliant natural light
Take off old, heavy drapery and put up something light and airy. This allows natural light and makes a previously closed-in space seem larger. For window treatments in a bedroom or bath, Pella Designer Series(R) windows and doors feature top-down or bottom-up shade options tucked neatly between panes of glass for added cleanliness and privacy, without the clutter of traditional room-side blinds.

4. Brand names open doors
In today’s competitive market, buyers look for brand names everywhere in a home. While a name brand range or countertop are influencers in the kitchen, so are quality name brand windows and entry doors throughout the home.

Pella offers quality products in its wood, vinyl and fiberglass composite window collections. According to the company, as the 2007 ENERGY STAR(R) partner of the year among window manufacturers, Pella products not only look beautiful, they’re also energy-efficient helping keep the home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Make sure your home is styled to sell in these tight economic times. For more information on home improvement featuring windows and doors, contact a local Pella(R) Window & Door Showroom representative by calling 888-84-PELLA or logging on to

* Source: HGTV “Secrets of Stagers; 13 ways to make your home look like
A million bucks”