Bottom line: Get it staged and let the photos speak for themselves!
We recently viewed a 'staged' house. It was obvious no one lived there. I don't even know if the realtor was recently visiting the house. Half the light bulbs are burnt out, and one of the doors I tried to open had door handle fall off as soon as I pulled on the handle to open the door, 2 of the doors that lead to the back yard could not be opened because they were stuck after the new wet paint dried, and when we turn on the shower, it leaks from the base of the shower head. Obviously, I knew immediately, granite kitchen and all, that this 2400 sq foot house was cosmetically nice, but unstable underneath all the Home Depot redo.... on top of this, the house was "staged" with high end furniture and house was priced in the $1M + range. Unbelievable!
Same goes for staging. My company requires staging! But don't put in your advertising "This home was staged!"
My list has more on staging.
Additionally, statics gathered on this topic indicate that a staged home will sell 60% faster over a non staged home.