I believe a good seller's agent is often better equipped to address getting a property ready for market than a stager.
An agent is much better able to prevent future problems before they arise, if we are involved during the early stages of getting a home ready for market.
The above office sunroom looks very cheerful in light yellow, and given it is the office of a REALTOR (me) the pictures of homes and staged rooms is appropriate and attractive.
One might think that these things can stay until the home is sold. THINK AGAIN!
When getting your home ready for market, remove everything off of the walls and only put back those items that you will be using to stage the home!
Because after the property is in escrow, and you have so many other things to do like hire movers and pack, etc, that is not a good time to find out there is a lot of work to do, Here I have to peel off the hot glue dots on the wall and address the difference in the wall color behind everything that is hanging on the walls. Not a big deal when you have plenty of time BEFORE the property goes on market.
BUYERS DO NOT LIKE TO SEE A LOT OF THINGS HANGING ON THE WALLS, as they see the holes that need to be spackled or the wall color differences that may need to be addressed, even before you take those things down. They imagine them even if they are not there. So show your walls clean and fresh and free of everything except a few accent pieces.
Carefully placed accents can be put back on the walls when you stage the property. But begin the process of getting your home ready for market by first removing everything. And I DO mean EVERYTHING!
The last thing you want is a lot of work waiting for you the day you are trying to pack and move out.