Does my home need to be staged?

This question is best answered by looking at the competition from current, comparable listings in your neighborhood. If comparable homes are staged, then you need to consider staging whether your home is vacant or seller-occupied. If your home has very specific décor or architecture, or if you have large open concept spaces, you should also consider staging since buyers cannot envision what might be, they only see what is.

Homes listing for more than $500K should definitely consider staging since buyers in this range and above have high expectations and will be looking at other listings that are staged. If comparable homes are not staged, but still receive offers within 30 days, you may not need to stage. If comparable un-staged homes are on the market for more than 60 days, you probably should consider staging.