Empty Houses Hard to Sell
Many people think it’s cleaner and simpler to move out of their home before selling it while others find themselves doing it by default, because they have already found another home. But selling an empty home should be avoided where possible.
Few empty houses have charm. And few prospective buyers are good at visualizing a house’s charm potential. Empty houses usually take twice as long to sell and often sell for less. After all, people don’t buy houses they buy homes. Empty houses make it hard for people to do decide whether their furniture will work. Without chairs or sofas to indicate size and scale, how can they make the translation from their current living room to the one they are looking at? Prospective buyers also tend to focus on negative details. Chips or cracks are obvious when there are no paintings, furniture or window coverings to take buyers' attention and camouflage imperfections.
If you have to move out, it’s worth contacting a home staging company whose services include moving in furniture and accessories to make a house look like a home. The costs will be worth it in the long run, as the house will sell faster for a better price.