Increase the Selling Power of Your Home With Furniture

A big mistake home sellers make is trying to sell a home without furniture. It really detracts from the value of your house. For example when my wife and I were looking to buy a house I absolutely fell in love with one of them and thought this is definitely the house for me. My…

A big mistake home sellers make is trying to sell a home without furniture. It really detracts from the value of your house. For example when my wife and I were looking to buy a house I absolutely fell in love with one of them and thought this is definitely the house for me. My wife was not quite so sure about it so we waited a few weeks and we went back to have another look. I was sure it was the house for us nothing else even came close. The second time we went back the house was empty, the owner had moved out and there was absolutely no furniture in the house. Wow … I could not believe it, the house now looked horrible and it was obvious that I was drawn to it by the furniture that was in it the first time. Now looking at an empty house and picturing our own furniture in there it was very unappealing. To matters worse I got a nice told you so from my wife, and yes, she really did know better. By having no furniture in the house that home owner lost thousands on the end deal and had to settle for way less then they otherwise would have got. So furniture in a house is a huge determining factor of the value of your home. The better the quality and design of the furniture the higher the perceived value of your home will be in the prospective buyers minds.

If you have to move out before the sale why not hire some furniture until the sale goes through? Of course selecting the right kind of furniture is easier said then done and there are now full-time professionals who specialize in dressing up your house to give it a better selling price. You have to select furniture that suits the size and shape of each room in your house. Also be very careful not overdo it with too much furniture and avoid clutter. Also if you select furniture that is too big it will make your house look smaller and this will only devalue it.

Almost everyone likes wooden furniture and with reselling your house in mind wood is a safe option as wooden furniture can look good in all homes and blend in with all shades and backgrounds. Apart from wooden furniture, metal furniture durable sounding cold can surprisingly look warm and friendly, as with wrought iron furniture. Wrought iron furniture is actually lighter then wooden furniture and usually takes up way less space. Another favorite is cane furniture and it is even lighter and requires very minimal space. I nice mix of wood and cane look exceptionally good.

If you are not renting the furniture or if you own your own and your not to attached to it then you may consider selling your house as fully furnished. Most buyers will be willing and even expecting to pay more for a fully furnished home and not only will you increase the value of your sale it will save you all of those removalist hassles.