Can I Sell My Home Unfurnished?

Have you ever scrolled through properties on the internet and seen empty houses? They look dull, uninviting and soulless - certainly not how you want your property to be perceived! By selling your house unfurnished, you’re doing yourself a disservice. You’re better off having grandma’s daggy old furniture than no furniture at all!

So how does having furniture increase your property’s value?

It makes it easier to imagine living in the house

When your house is completely empty, it’s an unnatural environment. By adding a little furniture, such as a bed, dining table and a couch, buyers can relate to the environment. They can get a sense of size and scale, enabling them to imagine their own treasured pieces in your home.

It leaves a lasting impression

You want to leave a lasting impression with buyers when they leave your home open - it’s hard to make an empty room memorable, but add in a couch, bookshelf and some pillows and your house is now a home. Buyers will start to develop an emotional connection with the house as they envision themselves making it their own home.

It can distract buyers from minor flaws

A furnished property will distract and detract buyers from the less desirable aspects of the home. Outdated kitchens, dents, scratches and other flaws will draw more attention when there’s nothing else to look at.

It can give your property the wow factor

When buyers are browsing properties online, you only have a mere few seconds to capture their attention. The photos of your property must have a ‘wow’ factor for buyers to stop as they are scrolling through endless properties. You want your property to stand out from the crowd - bare and empty listings are certainly not going to achieve this.

When it comes to home furnishings, you’ve got a few options. You can leave the furniture you have in your home and make a few adjustments through decluttering and tidying, which can make a big difference!

Alternatively, you can get your house completely re-vamped with a stylist. This option is great if you’re selling a property that has been tenanted just before going to market. It’s also a good option if you have dated or worn furniture. The stylist will bring in fresh new furniture, home décor and accents to elevate your house, giving it a fresh, new look.

Now whilst this is the more costly option, it’s relatively inexpensive when compared to the sale price of the home and well worth the return on the investment - it can be the difference between the bottom range and the top range of the sale price.

This may all sound like a daunting experience, but it doesn’t have to be. DUET Enhance can simplify this process - from furniture staging to deep cleaning and cosmetic renovations, to gardening and landscaping, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on the things that matter.

Contact one of our Property Consultants and we’ll help unlock the potential of your home.

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