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Like the responses. We bought a new house and we are close to moving but don't need all the furniture so some can stay. My husband thinks we should leave all the furniture except for some pieces, I say a few empty spaces are not going to make the difference.The house is paid off so that's not a problem. The next question is, should we take the house off for the winter (beginning in November) and put back on the market in March/April?
An unoccupied, but staged home, is good. The more potentially problematic situation is the single family home, which is rented.
The pros to selling a home that is vacant gives the buyer and agent flexibility and will get shown much more than an occupied home. Secondly, the home will appear bigger without any furniture in it. The empty home allows the buyer to visualize their stuff in the home instead of seeing the Seller's stuff. Not everyone has the same taste so this is very important. You don't need to worry about anyone messing with your personal possessions.
The cons are that an empty house can show wear and tear and a potential buyers might see more blemishes. If the home is not paid off then you are paying money every month for utilities and mortgage that is not being used.
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