Do Occupied Homes Show More Attractively than Vacant Homes?

Do occupied homes show more attractively than vacant propertiesI just finished reading an article in which the author indicated that vacant homes for sale show more attractively than furnished homes.  I’d have to say that in most cases, I don’t agree with this opinion.

The article went on to point out that vacant homes offered by individual sellers can often times make a seller appear “distressed and desperate”.  I do agree that often times this can be the case.

The problem with a vacant home is that the rooms can appear smaller than they actually are. Often, it is difficult for the buyers to visually “place” their furnishings in the home. It’s harder to get a “feel” of where things should go and what will actually fit in the home. Sometimes buyers ask what the function a specific room has, while looking at the property.

However, on the other hand, when it comes to properties that are occupied, a home that is unattractively decorated in the eyes of the buyer, can be a turn off. Or a home that is cluttered with belongings can “hide” the home. I recently wrote an article about this. 

So, does a vacant home show more attractively than a decorated home?

I suppose that really all depends on the decor, doesn’t it?

Or will a “well staged” home show the best?

This article is authored by

Sandy Shores Realtor, Melbourne FL Real Estate

Brevard County Real Estate & Investing

Palm Bay Florida Real Estate News


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