Home Staging and the importance of a show-ready home on the market. Its a lot of work to ready a home for sale and still more work to maintain that show-ready house, especially in today’s market where properties may take longer to sell. Initially, sellers may be very enthusiastic about their “jobs” but as time goes on, it is inconvenient to constantly clean and straighten, stage and leave. That sparkling show-ready home my not shine quite as bright 30-60 days into the listing. What may help is a reminder that you only get one chance to make that first impression. For whatever reason, most buyers cannot look past the details to see the potential of your home. You as a seller must highlight the details for the buyers. This means that your personal dirt and clutter that accumulate daily must not distract that buyer from the beauty and space that is your home. Ideally, never show your home in a less than great condition. This showing could be your last!!