Pros and cons of sell­ing fur­nished

Broome Advertiser - - Property - Sjanna San­dalova

Some may ar­gue an empty house lacks vis­ual appeal, while oth­ers say fur­nish­ing a house is ex­pen­sive and in­con­ve­nient.

So, do houses sell bet­ter un­fur­nished or fur­nished?

It can sim­ply come down to what is the bet­ter op­tion for you and your cir­cum­stances.

If you are sell­ing your home, these pros and cons may help you de­cide if un­fur­nished or fur­nished is the way to go.

Pros of sell­ing a house fur­nished

Gives the buyer a vis­ual rep­re­sen­ta­tion of how the space can be used.

Cre­ates a last­ing im­pres­sion on the buyer by mak­ing it feel more like a home rather than just an empty house.

Has the po­ten­tial to cre­ate a last­ing first im­pres­sion.

Cons of sell­ing a house fur­nished

It can be a ma­jor in­con­ve­nience if you are in a rush to move out.

If not fur­nished nicely, it can re­duce the appeal of your home and re­duce the value of the prop­erty in the buyer’s mind — re­mem­ber, the in­te­rior is sub­ject to per­sonal pref­er­ence and some may not like your taste.

Over-fur­nish­ing a room may crowd it, mak­ing it seem smaller than it is.

Pros of sell­ing a house un­fur­nished

Un­fur­nished houses are empty and can be shown at the last minute, mean­ing more views, po­ten­tially lead­ing to a faster sale.

Of­fers a blank can­vas for buy­ers to use their imag­i­na­tion.

Cons of sell­ing a house un­fur­nished

Empty houses may seem smaller to some peo­ple.

An empty house can give the im­pres­sion of be­ing aban­doned, like the owner is des­per­ate to move out and sell the prop­erty.

Sjanna San­dalova is a me­dia and com­mu­ni­ca­tion spe­cial­ist for REIWA.

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