Should I Sell Furnished or Unfurnished?

This is a tough one!!! ???

There are some benefits and drawbacks of selling a vacant home vs a home that is being lived in or staged. Not every Buyer, nor seller for that matter, is the same. 

Pros & Cons of a furnished house:? 

• It helps the buyer see how space can be used, which can be difficult when viewing empty rooms and spaces.

• There is an emotional connection factor. A furnished house makes it feel more like a home rather than just a building.

• Furniture helps to cover any small imperfections such as chipped paint or scratched floors.

• If done right, is simply more aesthetically appealing than an empty house.

• An impeccably furnished house will leave a lasting positive impression on the potential buyer.

Pros & Cons of an unfurnished house:

• Buyers typically cannot envision a space without furniture. An empty room is really just four walls and a ceiling….that said, Some buyers who are pickier than others can envision their own personal touches on a home when there is nothing but a blank canvas in front of them.

• A PRO of selling an empty home is that it shows you have moved on and the home is immediately available. This is a very important point to Buyer that is in need of a quick closing.

• What stands out in an empty room? …Everything! A drawback of selling a vacant home is that defects often stand out more than an occupied or staged home.

• Unfurnished houses by their nature are empty and can be shown at a moment’s notice. This generally means that they can be shown more frequently, which means a sale might be more likely.

Opinions are divided but…If you are thinking of jumping into the market…furnished or unfurnished, let’s talk!?

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