(Closed) WWYD? Moving, Selling, Staging? Real Estate advice.

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Should I move the furniture Sunday or keep it here for showings?
    Take pictures with it staged and then move the stuff : (6 votes)
    38 %
    Leave the furnishings until you sell the condo : (9 votes)
    56 %
    Other, I have a better idea and am going to tell you about it : (1 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    6699 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

    @NAvery:  We are house hunting right now, and honestly, I rather see the area without furniture, it just gets in the way. Take nice pictures with it and post them. Having the furniture at a showing doesn’t show the big picture. Have a few nice decorations, background music and some chocolates, that’s it. Actually, chocolates are an option, I just love them. Good cluck!

    Post # 4
    131 posts
    Blushing bee

    I hate to say it, but you should leave your furnature.  We bought a house off of blueprints this year, and all through the building process (when there was no furnature) it seemed SO SMALL.  We knew it would fit our stuff based on measurements, but it was very hard to picture.  Even if you just leave one sofa, a kitchen table, and a bed in the bedroom and take practically everything else I would suggest leaving something for the sake of scale. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Glad you decided to leave it (and negotiated successfully with the movers)!  Everything I’ve read says that you want furniture (staged) over empty.

    Post # 7
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Showing a property unfurnished is a really bad idea. It will instantly make the space feel/look WAY smaller – regardless of how the pics look. We just moved last weekend, and I had a moment of panic after I saw our new townhouse empty – “will our stuff even fit?! it looks so small!!”. Guess what? Our stuff fit fine, the space was actually bigger than our old one! I knew it would be ok because I saw it staged when we put the offer in – it’s really, really key to helping people visualize what fits in the space.

    Post # 8
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think the important thing is to have stuff, but not clutter. Like, a sofa, a coffee table, and and chair, not 2 sofas, 3 tables and a futon. I’ve seen homes that were so cluttered I couldn’t see the floor. Gross!

    It seems to be a fine line between enough stuff to show that it’ll fit, and not looking cluttered and cramped. Good luck with the sell!

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