Well although I agree with my colleagues about having some kind of furnishings to show the home, in our community of Whittier, CA homes are selling in Less than 2 weeks.. And the reason homes move here is because they are priced well. So my answer to your question would be that it is more important to Price your home correctly than it would be to stage your property.
Also, I do not recommend paying for any services before you know you will be able to recover the fee's, Appraisals can run you up to $700 plus depending on the property and if it has multiple units.
The best way to sell a home is by hiring a licensed RealtorÂ® to Market the property, Make a FREE Market analysis (giving you comparables) and ultimately negotiate the Contract with you and get you the most for your property.
Need anymore information. I am a RealtorÂ® in the Uptown Whittier Area. I would be happy to take a look at your home and give you an idea about how much you can probably get for your home.
Coldwell Banker Alliance Realty