They don't help, but they're better than haphazardly-placed family pictures.
It's a funny thing, but we have to keep buyers focused on the task at hand, which is: evaluating the property to see if you can call it, "home."
It's about them. It's not about how inconvenient it is for the homeowner to take the photos down and put them away, patch the nail holes, any of that. It's about showing the home to prospective buyers.
Ultimately, we have to realize that we're not selling walls or table tops or piano tops or desktops; we do not want to draw the attention of buyers to the stairwell wall. We want them focused on the living spaces, and imagining how they're going to arrange furniture, not on how wild those '90s fashions were.
We're trying to get your home sold so you can move, so, start packing!