Selling Your Home- Furnished or Vacant ?

Real Estate Agent with The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County NC 213723 Broker

I love home decor...and as a Realtor I get the perks of seeing homes beautifully furnished.

Someone asked me recently "does a vacant home hurt a sale ? " 

Good question !

Some buyers are not "visual" or able to see themselves in a home with their furniture unless they can see a home furnished to confirm it can fit their big bed or big sofa.

I remind buyers that the furnishings are not coming with the house so if the seller is decorating traditional it doesn't mean the house wont look great with craftsman or coastal.

Touring a vacant home can be better for others as they will walk through a room pointing out where their pieces will fit. They can visualize.

So, to answer-- everyone is different !

In this photo is a full brick wall ( not just fireplace). I love this photo ! 


It is current with modern colors and by painting that brick focal wall it brightens the room but still gives the texture and shows off the fireplace. This more than likely is an older home where buyer envisioned that wall white and fresh neutrals ( gray and beige) to make the room feel bigger and brighter. 

My point:

When buying, take into consideration dimensions of a room, then look at it from a fresh view point- different paint maybe, or flooring.. new fan or removal of heavy drapes or too much clutter.

This could be your dream home you just weren't "seeing it " due to the way the owners live in it . 
I'd love to help you explore Greenville NC homes ! 
Buy and sell with Michele !

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Comments (12)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Michele - it does depend but I think that staged room, color and all, is a winner.

Oct 14, 2018 10:43 AM
Michele Connors

bingo --yes indeed ! 

Oct 15, 2018 02:15 PM
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
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Oct 14, 2018 12:48 PM
Michele Connors

wow  Thank you !!! Hope all is well with you Marti !

Oct 15, 2018 02:13 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

You make a good point about certain buyers who need the visualization of seeing furniture in a room, to confirm their furniture will fit.

Oct 14, 2018 02:47 PM
Michele Connors

Some can see past others belongings, others cannot ! 

Oct 15, 2018 02:14 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Oct 14, 2018 02:48 PM
Michele Connors

I appreciate it Myrl ! 

Oct 15, 2018 02:15 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Michelle. This is terrific and absolutely true too. Nice job.

Oct 15, 2018 06:57 AM
Michele Connors

Hi Sheila, thanks !  Hows the weather up there ?? We are just getting out of the 80's and its mid-Oct !!! 

Oct 15, 2018 02:15 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

The answer as always: depends. If it is a high end property, i'd highly recommend to stage it. 

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