Zillow Advice: Selling Process - Is it better to remove furniture in a small house when selling? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate What you place in a house ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ What you place in a house will play it up they way you want buyers to see it.... vacant homes look vacated - sparsely furnished homes look sparse... so our advice is to show it furnished with some art on the walls <em>(just leave the dogs playing poker in the garage!)</em>. Sometimes, though, it's a tough balance, especially for a smaller home, to put just the right amount of "suggestion" in it to demonstrate to buyers how they might use each room and that the house has the right spaces for them. Use well-chosen and well-matched furniture to play-up the home's bests features and to play-down its less great spaces. A small bedroom should have a twin bed or daybed... an eat-in sized kitchen should have a small table and two chairs...an outdoor patio should have some kind of seating.&nbsp; Keep things matching as much as possible - not like a completely matched dining set, but do keep the colors/tones/wood finishes similar within a room.&nbsp; That bright red sofa with the teal chair is most likely too eclectic... keep the red sofa but use a black or wooden chair instead!&nbsp;&nbsp; If you go with professional staging, just be sure they use furnishings that match the style of the house. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-21T02:02:00Z Yes, if the removal will ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Yes, if the removal will give a better ambiance and space to the house or if it looks like an eye sore and does not complement the house. Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-21T13:55:00Z Depends on what furniture ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Depends on what furniture you have.&nbsp; It may be a good idea to put extra pieces into storage while your home is on the market.&nbsp; De-Clutter everywhere! Thu, 21 Apr 2011 13:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-21T13:01:00Z Only if the amount of furniture ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Only if the amount of furniture makes the property look cluttered, or smaller. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-20T20:22:00Z Removing clutter and certain ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Removing clutter and certain items that don't fit can help to sell your home much faster.&nbsp; If you have a small master and you have a king bed that takes up most of your bedroom space, you might want to consider removing the king and putting in a full or queen bed.&nbsp; Removing clothing out of a stuffed closet can give the appearance of ample storage space.&nbsp; Staging definitely helps. Wed, 20 Apr 2011 05:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-20T05:54:00Z Yes. It makes the small house ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Yes. It makes the small house look bigger. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 04:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-17T04:23:00Z A few items can be left - ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ A few items can be left - a small table and chairs in the eating area - maybe a chair next to a lamp in the living area - most important is clean and shine - don't forget to reomove old shower curtains and replace with new along with one or two matching towels and deco items in the bathroom - next to the chair and lamp, place a book and a empty coffee cup&nbsp; - make sure your table is set for dinner in the eating area - this all helps - i like to put a new welcome mat at the front entrance, clean the entry door and any glass the door may have - polish the brass - this will make for a good first&nbsp;impression. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 02:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-17T02:38:00Z Remove some furniture, Shelly, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ <p>Remove some furniture, Shelly, but leave some warmth and personality. Take away items that steal focus, such as personal photos, and remove signs of pets. Play music, make sure the house smells nice. Music and scent should always be considered part of the furnishings, as they help "describe" the home.</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 06:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-15T06:50:00Z Leave some of the furniture.&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Leave some of the furniture.&nbsp; Buyers can better visualize how their own furniture will scale in a room if they have something to compare it to.&nbsp; But declutter declutter declutter.&nbsp; Also - CLEAN!&nbsp; Scrub it and make it shine.&nbsp; Nothing is worse than showing a home where your clients can't get past the clutter and dirt and see the house for the potential that it has. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 03:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-04-15T03:00:00Z Only if the furniture adds ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ Only if the furniture adds no real value. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Is-it-better-to-remove-furniture-in-a-small-house-when-selling/385136/ 2011-02-28T20:15:00Z