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Like many sellers, Fran Sarro and David Waite were initially reluctant to stage their apartment. Their agent, Anna Kahn, an associate broker at Halstead Property, had already helped them declutter and identify home improvements for their two-bedroom ground-floor co-op at 134 West 82nd Street. Following Ms. Kahn’s advice, the couple had spent about $45,000 tearing out carpets, installing hardwood flooring and new light fixtures, painting, repointing brick and replacing siding on a wall in the rear garden. But they stopped short of hiring a professional stager to swap out their furniture and art. “I was extremely skeptical,” Ms. Sarro said. “I couldn’t see why things that I had collected over my life, sparsely placed, would be a problem.” They listed the apartment for $1.85 million in June 2014. Then they watched, dismayed, as it sat on the market for six months, while they gradually cut the asking price to $1.65 million. “I had over a hundred showings, and could not sell it,” Ms. Kahn said. “Not one offer.” Shelley Linde with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty in Rancho Santa Fe believes that staging even if minimal makes a huge difference in making the home appear 'newer' and helps buyer's to get past someone else's possessions. I do not force the issue if a seller doesn't want to stage their property. In many cases the owner's have beautiful furnishings and sometimes just small changes make an impact by directing the eye where I want my buyer to look. Most of my clients are very receptive to the idea when they read my reviews and how quickly and professionally the outcome is. When this New York couple relisted the staged property last April for $1,495 million the place was mobbed and a bidding war ensured. The home sold for $1.8 million. The practice of home staging has long elicited strong reactions. Agents and professional stagers point to examples like the Sarro-Waite apartment, and say staging can usually help a home sell faster, and for a higher price, offering a larger return on the investment. Homeowners, reluctant to spend the money or admit that their decorating choices might not be catnip to buyers, are often loath to pay strangers to impose their tastes on their premises. Rancho Santa Fe's Linde Properties offers complementary staging. Staging has evolved over the past decade, many real estate professionals say it has become more important — and more sophisticated — than ever. “It always makes a difference, and is essential in this market,” said Richard Balzano, an associate broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in New York. “It’s not just about solving a problem now, but much more about presenting a lifestyle to prospective buyers,” said Jane Saidenberg, the design director of Studio D, a staging company with offices in New York and San Francisco. “People want it to look like a shelter magazine, or like something they’ve seen on TV. It’s more elevated than it has been in the past.”