Are you having trouble selling a vacant home?

  • April 15 2009 - US
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Vacant homes do present a challenge. A potential buyer may not be able to tell if their furniture will fit in a particular room. I would recommend to anyone who is trying to sell a vacant home (and the home has been sitting on the market for a very long time) to bring in a little bit of furniture for the main rooms of the house.  The living room needs at least one couch, one end table, a coffee table, and one hanging piece of art.  The dining room will need a dining room table with chairs, appropriate chandelier (if one does not exist), and one hanging piece of wall art.  The master bedroom needs a bed and two end tables on either side of the bed.  The bed could be an air mattress on a cheap stand, but it should have some nice neutral bedding on it. The master bath needs some nice towels and soaps. 

Once the furniture has been brought in, pictures should be taken again to be posted on the realtor's websites.  Also, another open house should be setup.  Minimal furniture staging should not be to expensive but it will definitely help speed up the sale of a vacant home.-Kate [content removed by moderator for being self-promotional]
  • July 08 2009
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Vacants are always a challenge.  They never present with the warm, welcoming feeling necessary to grab a buyer.  I don;t need to tell you how effective staging makes a huge difference in how quickly a home will sell.  I would love to hear more about the survey you use for sellers"Why Isn't My Home Selling?"  Could you share it?  My education committee was just talking today about the ways to get a seller to understand their role in pricing and presentation to get the house sold.

Thanks!
Liz Harrison ASP
Spruce It Up!
Salem Or
  • April 15 2009
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If so, I buy homes.

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