To Stage or NOT to Stage ...that is the question.
When you are getting ready to sell your home you want to make it as appealing as possible to a buyer. There is a fairly short list of things you can do to help maximize your earning capability.
Get rid of ALL the clutter, nick knacks, and personal photos. It's always good to get a storage unit and start putting things away to move. It's also makes the process of moving a little easier since you have a head start. Clear out any extra furniture that may be around. Make it inviting and comfortable for the new owners. People like to imagine themselves in the home with there own personal touches. Think MINIMAL.
If your home is already empty, staging it is a great idea as well. It does not have to be a house full of furniture but if people can see the space of what may or can fit (especially if it is a small space ) they are more likely to see their own things in the space.
You may also want to take some time and do a little landscaping. If the front of the home looks inviting it will make people want to see what has been done on the inside. Take some pride in your home before you decide to put it on the market. It will pay off in the end.