Should You Sell Your Home Fully Furnished?

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Leaving your furniture behind for the future owner is a big decision and not one that should be made lightly. To help you make up your mind, we’ve listed some pros and cons:

PROS

Furniture makes your home seem more inviting

If people can clearly see how furniture will appear in the home, then they can envision themselves living in it too. They don’t have to worry about how their furniture will fit in the room, how they’ll store it in the meantime or what they’ll keep and what they’ll sell.
Instead, they can save their energy for things that matter: enjoying their new home once they’ve moved in.

Furniture gives perspective

Your prospective home-buyers can get a better feel for the value of the home if they can see furniture in it. Without furniture, a room can look small, but with furniture, that illusion is removed from the equation.

What’s more, some rooms in your home may have unusual shapes – they could be atypically long or have a corner cut off by a fireplace. Furniture can put your prospective home-buyers at ease. They don’t have to do as much problem solving to determine how their own furniture could fit in the room if yours is already in it.

If people can clearly see how furniture will appear in the home, then they can envision themselves living in it too. They don’t have to worry about how their furniture will fit in the room, how they’ll store it in the meantime or what they’ll keep and what they’ll sell.
Instead, they can save their energy for things that matter: enjoying their new home once they’ve moved in.

The right places need the right furniture

Is your home in a popular vacation area? If you live in Hawaii, New York, California or Colorado, then you should seriously consider selling your home with furniture included. It’s possible that your prospective buyer has no intention of living in your home themselves. They may consider renting it to tourists.

What better selling point can you offer than a home that has furniture for your prospect’s future guests?

CONS

Furniture may mask home issues

Something magical happens when you pick up all your belongings and move them somewhere else: you find all your lost belongings, but you also get a clear glimpse of all the repairs that need to be made in your home. If you plan to sell your home furniture included, you may miss all the repairs or upgrades that need to be made in order to make your “product” what it could be.

Furnished homes can have bad appraisals

It’s possible that an appraiser may mis-estimate the value of your home if your furniture is another amenity. If your furniture appears cheap to your appraiser, this perception may lead them to lowball your asking price, losing you money in the deal. If your furniture is on the expensive side, your appraiser may inflate your asking price. This could scare off prospective buyers.

Selling your home can be stressful. You don’t have to do it alone. Call us for assistance today.

 
Bob Idakaar - New Jersey real estate agent Bob Idakaar, GRI
Weichert Realtors
Phone: 973-713-2377
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Email: BobIdakaar@att.net
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