Preparing your home to be sold is not only a lot of work, but it is also demanding from an emotional perspective.
Your home is just that - your home. However, to prospective buyers it needs to stand out. You want your home at the top of their list; as the house they most feel could be and should be their home.
Sellers need to help buyers envision this by removing any and all clutter and de-personalizing the home. This is where the emotional strife comes into play. Sellers are often offended by this process; yet they shouldn't be. They should look at this process as a necessary step in completing a very important business transaction.
Staging is a term that can be used in a broad spectrum of ways to prepare a house. In our opinion, staging is the process used to make a house most attractive to buyers. Staging can range from simply removing family photos and personal mementos, to the other extreme of fully furnishing a vacant home.