My Clients are telling me more and more stories about successful staging.
One said that a seller called her. She has a debilitating physical condition. Her husband transferred and was already out of town. When the Agent told the seller that someone could come in and help clear and sort; then stage, it got the Agent a very salable listing and a very loyal client.
Another Agent told me that they took over a listing that had been price reduced repeatedly for nine months but the previous Agents never offered ideas on staging. This Agent boldly told the seller to remove, repaint, and clean. The house sold in the first week it went back on the market.
Another Agent explained to the seller that with multiple pictures on the Internet the house has to be staged or no one will even make an appointment.
My Coaching clients are all saying that it is a critical key right now.
If you don't have staging knowledge or someone strong to refer, get it or find them.