I just visited a home this afternoon in advance of staging it next week. These homeowners are great! They're all on board with removing wallpaper and painting and removing carpet where there's hardwood floors. I snapped a few photos for my before shots.
Here's a picture of the master bedroom - notice the floor (and the very worn and dated carpet)
Now, to my great surprise... I opened up my email not more than a couple hours later and look what I found!
I think I'm gonna love working with these folks! This is just another example of how much more value a homeowner can add to his home when selling with a little sweat equity! Let's hope they take my advice on the bedding as well :)