I am constantly surprised at how effective home staging is. This home in Wilsonville, Oregon is another good example. In the before picture, it feels cold and impersonal. Just by adding a few pieces of furniture and accessories, the room is transformed into a space that people can envision living in.
Statistics continually show the importance of staging. Whether it is an owner occupied home that needs an unbiased professional with "fresh eyes" to help sellers decide what needs to be packed up or accentuated, or whether it is a vacant home such as the one shown that needs a lot more work, both are extremely effective in helping sell homes faster and for more money than those who do not stage.
Again, in the pictures above, doesn't the staged room look so much more interesting and desirable? Don't be fooled by those who say it's easier to envision a space with nothing in it. Studies suggest that as few as 1 in 10 are capable of imagining a room such as the bedroom pictured with furnishings. Do not take a chance on the sale of your home trying to save money by not staging. It will cost you much more to have the property on the market for an additional month (mortgage, utilities, insurance, etc) than the cost to stage your home. You want your home to sell faster than your neighbors, right? Give yourself the edge by staging!