Most buyers today want to see a home that's Move-in Ready: clean, freshly-painted, with the cosmetic work already done, and one that shows as spacious and full of light. Buyers also want to be able to "relate" to the house.
If sellers present a Vacant home that doesn't meet the criteria of today's picky buyers, the price will have to reflect the home's condition, and the home may sit on the market a lot longer.
Alternatively, staging can help a home look it's best because professional staging includes addressing any cosmetic issues before furnishings are brought into the home.
Which Room Would a Buyer Relate to Better?
Many buyers find it difficult to relate to an empty house that has "undefined" areas; showing a seating arrangement in the great room gives buyers an idea of how they might use the space.
The master bedroom "before" lacks any appeal
Adding furnishings makes it so much more inviting to buyers & is such a cost-effective investment
In another home we staged recently the Dining room had a massive table & a dated chandelier that the target buyer in their 40's likely wouldn't relate to very well ...
Changing the light fixture was inexpensive & using a modern table & updated art gave buyers more appeal
A vacant Living room gives no reason to connect with it
Add furnishings & buyers have a better viewing experience that helps them "connect" with living here
For the best outcome ~ before putting your property on the market, consult with a professional home stager; this way you'll be sure to have all of the cosmetic issues taken care of and each room presented in its best possible light for potential buyers.