While those are important steps to take, times have changed and so have buyer expectations. If you want top dollar for your home, you need to show buyers why they should offer top dollar. Think about your last shopping trip. The store has predetermined which direction they want you to move by creating traffic flow. Their products are lit and displayed to get your attention. Colors are arranged to catch your eye. You may think staging doesn’t work but truth be told, it has been working on you for your entire life.