Every home should be staged before it is put on the market. Sometimes staging is just about re-arranging furniture and removing clutter and other times it is a lot more involved. Sometimes hiring a professional stager is the way to go.
However since most home buyers are using the internet to find their next home it is really a shame that some folks go through all the trouble of staging a home but don’t bother getting professional quality photographs. Buyers are attracted to the photographs of home for sale and will decide which homes to see in person based on the pictures.
Few people will ever know how well staged your home is if it isn’t marketed on the internet and internet marketing is all about photographs and words.
Home sellers should always insist on professional photography.