Home Staging That Works: Sell Your Home in Less Time for More Money by Starr C. Osborne
What sets this book apart from other staging guides, and many hgtv shows, is the insight that buyers are younger than sellers, and that you can market your house more effectively by knowing what appeals to that younger generation. Simple and brilliant way of framing the issue. I had never thought of staging in those terms before, but upon reading the first chapter, it was obvious to me who the potential buyers are in my neighborhood.
Starr Osborne does devote chapters to thorough cleaning and decluttering, but it is her knowledge of what the different generations are looking for in homes that makes the book worth reading. She gives lists of dos and don'ts for outdoor spaces, paint choices, artwork, furnishings, and room usage. Definitely, I will be implementing these ideas before I put my house on the market.
(I am not putting my house up for sale anytime soon. At least, I have no plans to do so, but I would like to, so I enjoy reading and dreaming about it.)