Staging is a hot topic for home sellers, as evidenced by the popularity of TV shows like "Designed To Sell," "Buy Me" and "Flip This House." In August 2007, NAEBA released the report "How to not get tricked by staging - and potentially save $5,645 when you buy your home." The report outlines some of the common staging practices and how they might influence a buyer to purchase the wrong home, or a home that might be hiding serious defects. The report includes examples of staging and cautionary tales from real estate agents working directly with buyers.
"The whole intent of staging is to get the buyer emotionally involved with the home." Jon Boyd