It is a mistake to leave a house empty when selling it. I am convinced I have received drastically more money for my houses than my competition due to my staging alone.
Most of the time, even bad staging is better than an empty house.
The reason I show houses with and without staging is to help people understand the difference.
Studies have shown that houses with great staging get more money, normally appraise higher, sell faster, and convey a belief to the buyers that the home is well cared for instead of neglected.
When I am selling a property, the key is to create an emotional reaction in others. People buy based on emotion most of the time and not logic.
They will then use logic to convince themselves of why they should purchase the home.