Home staging definitely affects the sales price! Staging not only increases the sales price but also decreases time spent on the market! National statistics show that 88% of staged properties sold at or above list price and the average days on market for a staged property is 10 days vs. 84 days for a non-staged property.
In addition, 83% of Agents say that staging makes it easier for Buyers to visualize the property as their future home. The investment in staging will always be less than a price reduction!