I've been staging real estate professionally since 2008. I started working with a developer to stage his commercial properties. A few years after that I moved into residential real estate. It is so satisfying to see clients eyes go wide and say, "wow" when they see the results of staging a home properly for the real estate market. Reading the feedback from potential buyers, I always see comments such as:
"this home is in amazing condition"
"this home showed so well"
"we can see ourselves living here and will be making an offer"
Nothing is more satisfying than knowing my clients have every advantage when they are ready to make a move. Staging may not seem necessary to everyone, until they aren't receiving offers!