how long do you want your home to be on the market? How many mortgage payments do you want to make (along with interest, taxes, insurance, utility bills, etc)?
The cost to stage a home properly is less than a typical price drop and homes that are staged sell faster and for more money.
If you do the math, staging is a win-win - you might have to pay more for it, but you will make more because of it.
Call Bridget Neichter with WOW staging, she's excellent and worth every penny 314-704-8545
You can piecemeal it together yourself or with your agents help, but it won't be as good as what Bridget does and it will cost you more in the long run