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Monday, January 18, 2016

Should You Sell Occupied or Vacant in Athens?

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Often, I’m asked, “Is it better to sell my house as occupied or vacant?” My answer is: it depends. In my opinion, the best way to sell is with a professionally staged home.

Research reveals staged homes sell for more money. It will show better. It will appeal to buyers. Clearly, it’s worth the investment in the long run. If you’re not in the position to invest in staging, or you’re not yet convinced, you should at least reduce the amount of furniture in your home. You’re moving out anyway! I often tell my clients less is more when you’re preparing to sell your home. Reduce clutter and make the rooms look and flow better.

If you can, sell your home vacant. This is the best alternative out there. With this type of staging, buyers will pick up that the home is a clean slate. They will see how big the rooms are and they could easily picture their items and belongings inside of it. This is especially a good option if your decorations or fixtures are unique to a particular style.

There’s a last resort here. Sell your home full of furniture and clutter. I wouldn’t identify this as the best or even an efficient way, but instead the worst way. Yet, it’s something you might have to work with. The home will sell, but not quickly and for top dollar. It won’t sell well or be as appealing to the buyers. It will ultimately sell for a lower price.

If you’re selling soon and need some tips to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, give me a call. I’m eager to serve you today!