From Wikipedia:Home Staging is the act of preparing a private residence prior to
going up for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to sell
a home quickly, and for the most money possible by making a home appealing to the
highest number of potential buyers. Staging focuses on improving a property to make
it appeal to the largest number of buyers by transforming it into a welcoming, appealing,
and attractIve product for sale.
U.S. Housing and Urban Development reports a staged home sells 17% higher than an
un-staged home, on average.