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    28 March 2022

    Do houses sell better furnished or unfurnished?

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    Do houses sell better furnished or unfurnished?

    It’s a highly debated topic in the real estate industry. While some people argue for the blank slate appeal of empty houses, others passionately advocate for the profitability and wow factor of professionally furnished homes. It’s only natural that you could get confused, so to clear things up, we’ve listed the pros and cons to answer the question once and for all.

    Pros of selling a furnished house

    • Furnished homes fire up the imagination of potential buyers with inviting furniture and aspirational styling.
    • You can showcase how the home might be used – and enjoyed.
    • Beautiful styling often increases the home’s perceived value and attracts higher offers.

    Cons of selling a furnished house

    • If you’re in a rush to sell, moving furniture in and out can be a hassle.
    • Dated and unattractive furniture is a turn-off (if you haven’t hired a property stylist!).
    • And, if you buy new furniture, it can be really expensive.

    Pros of selling an unfurnished house

    • You don’t have to pay for new furniture, accessories, and styling.
    • Imaginative, creative homebuyers can use the blank canvas to visualise their own styling.

    Cons of selling an unfurnished house

    • Contrary to popular belief, unfurnished rooms can appear smaller because they lack scale.
    • There is nowhere for flaws to hide. You’ll see every dent and scratch!
    • Many buyers will struggle to visualise living in an empty house.

    If you ask us, the pros of selling a furnished house far outweigh the cons.

    At BOWERBIRD Interiors, the properties we style to sell achieve a 95% return on investment success rate. With a combination of styling techniques and local market knowledge, property stylists know how to create homes that wow buyers and sell faster for higher returns.

    Property styling eliminates the drawbacks of furnishing your home for sale. You don’t have to sell out for brand new furniture – our stylists have access to a warehouse packed with the latest styles, so you only have to pay for the hire, styling, and removals (all-inclusive!). 

    Thinking about property styling?

    There can be a lot of expenses involved when selling your home, so it can be hard to decide whether to invest in property styling. With our Pay Later service, you can get your property sale-ready with 6 months interest-free on styling. You don’t need to worry about upfront payments and or interest (conditions apply). Want to know more? You can book a free consultation with our expert property stylists today! Simply call us on 02 9531 2233 or fill in your details on the contact form, and we’ll be in touch.

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