Is it better to show your home with no furniture instead of hiring furniture?

In this post, Sarah Toland and Belinda Woolrych discuss if it is better to show your home with no furniture instead of hiring furniture.

Some of the time people can visualise furnished rooms, however most of the time buyers can’t visualise the best layouts and therefore they don’t fall in love with the home as easily.  Sometimes rooms are really difficult to style or could be in an odd shape. The aim of the furniture hire stylist is to encourage buyers to see placement of furniture and easily see how the space should be used.  Using well selected furniture pieces really helps the room look inviting, as opposed to empty properties which can look very cold and uninviting. We also really encourage the use of soft furnishings in a room to really soften and make it feel like a home. When furniture is not installed it can not only feel cold but  in our experience sometimes will take longer to sell. 

We have had unfurnished property case studies and those properties were on the market for a lot longer. When furniture is put in the home, people engage so much more with the property. People are really excited by what they can do in the space, and homes do sell quicker and furniture does definitely help in that time.

Buying a home is all about buying into a lifestyle and a bit of a dream. It’s probably likely that, especially as we’re talking about this downsizers demographic, downsizers are selling a family home. Buyers of family homes are usually upsizing and they are looking at an aspirational purchase. It’s very important to ensure that look, feel and then engagement.  Therefore, furnishing will always help to create that engagement then competition, which then leads to a better sale.

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