We completely moved out of our home to redo all hardwood floors and complete painting of everything. We want to sell our home but wonder if it's better not to move back in. What sells better? Empty or lived in?
I have no idea as to the many times that we have spoken about this issue. and I don't think that there is a correct answer. I would way that 50% of people want to see the house with furniture, they need to see what to do in each room. 50% of people want to see empty house, me included. I want to see, how my furniture is going to look and whether it will fit or not. and it gives me a better idea as to what the house may need.
The average person has a minimal sense of spatial relations. To the average viewer empty rooms look smaller with nothing to put the space into perspective. Also, I have found that people can often have limited imagination and need to be shown things.
Posts: 1803 | Location: Morristown | Registered: Jun 12, 2010
Without seeing your furnished house and knowing your lifestyle we can't answer which is best for your house. As said staged/furnished houses are better, but we don't know if your furniture will show your house in the best light.
Posts: 2487 | Location: Southern CA (Southbay) | Registered: Nov 08, 2005
Theres a really helpful Guide that came with my FSBO Faster package I used when I sold my home For Sale By Owner this winter. It tells you all about how to Stage your home, and make improvements that increase the value of your home. They offer everything you need to prepare, list, market, and sell your home. I hated the idea of losing commissions to a Realtor as I knew I was capable of improving my house on my own and had confidence that I could figure out how to sell it myself if it was ever at all possible for anyone out there. My hunch was right, its shocking more people don't sell FSBO nowadays...maybe they haven't realized that companies nowadays are making it possible for homeowners to sell FSBO with new technology and freedom of information as Sellers Agents become less and less relevant