Vacant Or Furnished? The Big Real Estate Question

December 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments

This question comes up a lot:  Should I sell my house with furniture or empty?  It depends on the furniture and depends on the space.  Some homes have great rooms or open concept spaces that confuse buyers when unfurnished.  Others might look better without furnishings.   Here’s a good example.

Furnished Family Room

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Empty Family Room

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Furnished Living Room

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Empty Living Room

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Furnished Kitchen

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Empty Kitchen

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Furnished Kitchen

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Murphy // Dec 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I like the look of the old fashioned plate rack. In the old days they hung right over the sink so the dishes would drip-dry, I think they still do that in Europe.

  • 2 Tim // Dec 4, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    In most cases, losing about 50-70% of a room’s contents seems about right. Empty is too “cold;” cluttered and full is, well…

  • 3 Val // Dec 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    ^^Yeah…what Tim said. Although, I think kitchens should be staged as empty as possible. At least have clear off the counters.

  • 4 Mary // Dec 6, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    The old saying “Less is More” lol - I try to practice that at home as well. Highly dislike fridge magnets, nicknacks and collectibles of any kind

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