It's an interesting question. As I look around my house, I see a listing agent's nightmare.
I think about this tonight because it has been one of those weeks where I've had to counsel two new listings about getting rid of clutter, cleaning, and staying organized. It's easy advice to give out, but how hard would it be for me to follow it? REALLY HARD.
Next time you find the advice you are giving people rolling off your tongue, without the slightest empathy for the people who have to follow it, do a drill and get your house ready for market. See how long you can keep it that way.
I'm cetain that, if there were a contest of Realtors on AR, that wanted to see how long they could keep their homes in "show condition", that I would be out within a day or two....if not before then. The TV show Seinfeld comes to mind...the episode about "The Contest." Just consider me Kramer. No willpower to hang in there.
Just a thought. We all need to realize how hard it is to live to the standards to which we ask our sellers to adhere.