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Moving Made Easy... Leave the House Furnished

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Moving Made Easy... Leave the House Furnished

Selling furnished homes in vacation areas such as beachfront, golf, or mountain resort properties is not unusual, probably because many people have second homes. But why not extend that concept to regular resales?


In a recent conversation with a seller, the idea of leaving the home furnished came up. They might be "rightsizing" (I don't like the term "downsizing") and moving into a newly built condominium. Since the large, lovely house is fully and comfortably furnished, why not leave it as is?

Imagine a family moving from out of town, a first-time buyer, or a buyer with the same idea: selling their home, condo, or townhouse furnished.


You may have a spacious home with a living and dining room, storage, a large family room, multiple bedrooms, a sunroom, a large modern kitchen, a garage with a workshop, and more. It is furnished perfectly for each space. How are you going to use that in your new home? How are you going to move it all? How are you going to repurpose, donate, or empty out your home of many years?

Most owners will not need this specially chosen furniture for their new home. What to do with it? 

- Place it in storage for future use.

- Have the children, friends, or neighbors pick what they want.

  -Sell or donate it. 

Here is another idea:

Leave the items for the new buyers. It is unlikely that everyone will appreciate every aspect of the property. However, having all rooms ready for immediate occupancy is a significant advantage. Consider the cost savings associated with not needing to engage a full-service moving company for either the buyer or the seller. It eliminates the need to store items and coordinate movers within a specific timeframe.

Will this work for everyone?

Of course not, but it might be a good solution for some. Have you thought about this for your buyers and sellers? 

Moving Made Easy...Leave the House Furnished


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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret a furnished home shows much much better than a vacant one.

May 27, 2024 02:51 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto

It's always good to see you, and a furnished home almost always looks better.

May 28, 2024 08:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Margaret- I agree, I do not like the word "downsizing." When we moved to Leesburg, VA from FL, we jettisoned much of our FL-style furniture. The sellers of the home in Leesbvurg were moving to a coastal area and wanted a new look. We bought a lot of their furniture and it was perfect. 

May 27, 2024 07:45 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kathy Streib It is wonderful when the existing furniture works for both the buyer and seller.

May 28, 2024 08:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Selling/buying a furnished home could work for the right sellers and buyers! You never know.

May 28, 2024 05:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

Kat Palmiotti 

Most of the time we see this is with vacation and second homes. 

May 28, 2024 08:04 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Margaret,

I'm going to use a phrase from Michael Jacobs .."it depends." I see selling a furnished home, working for some buyers and sellers and especially a second home or a vacation home.

May 29, 2024 11:18 AM