You aren’t likely selling all your furniture along with your house. But, the furniture in your house still has a huge impact on how fast your property sells and for how much. Believe it or not, your furniture directly impacts the sale and either helps the home sell faster or keeps it sitting on the market for weeks.
Think about this situation from the point of the prospective property buyer. Yes, they’re looking at the size and layout of the rooms. However, the furniture, rugs, art and décor are what make each room look beautiful. Put all together, these pieces make the entire house look beautiful and more appealing. If these components are shabby, worn and ugly though, they can have the opposite effect. Your entire house can look unappealing.
Yes, some of your furnishings may be cherished family heirlooms. Some pieces hold fond memories. Regardless, furniture that is not attractive or pieces that don’t work well together, will de-value your entire house. You will notice a penalty at the closing table.
Stuffed to the Gills
The biggest problem and most common problem is having too much furniture. A room should reflect only one purpose and never stuffed to overflowing with furniture. The more furniture you have in a room, the smaller and more crowded it feels. You are better off packing some pieces away in storage before your house goes on the market.
Sometimes, you can move pieces that are overcrowding one room into another room. Or you can rearrange your furniture into a more cohesive and better looking grouping. I have seen magic work when pieces are re-purposed. You can use trunks and ottomans as coffee tables. You can turn bedroom dressers into foyer tables and dining room servers. You can put chairs to work as bedside tables. The trick is making the piece look good in its new space. If it stands out like a sore thumb and feels awkward, then it probably isn’t working.
How to Quickly Go From Not Working to Looks Great
Slip covers work wonders on sofas, loveseats, occasional chairs and dining room chairs. Paired with the right pillows and accessories, the furniture that was once in question can turn into an asset.
Consider This Factor
Your furniture should be in alignment with the price you are asking for your home. In other words, if you have a high-end price tag on your home, your furnishings should be high end too! If you are living in a moderate home, your furnishings can be modest. Don’t expect to command a high-end price for your home if your furnishings scream “bargain basement scratch and dent.”
If the look and appeal of your furnishings match your asking price, you’re off to a good start. But, if your furnishings are outdated or no longer looking their best, I recommend calling in a stager or buying a few new pieces of furniture.
Many sellers realize their furniture has seen its glory days. They are planning on buying new furniture for their new home anyway. If you’re one of these sellers, consider purchasing before you sell your current home. The new pieces can possibly save you thousands at the closing table. If you do go that route, remember to keep items neutral. You can always add color with art, pillows and accents.
If you need new furniture and you don’t want to buy it, why not rent from a furniture rental company or a stager? A stager’s prices are far less expensive than buying and they have a more stylish selection. Plus, they can tell you exactly what to remove, how to rearrange your existing pieces and what specific pieces to add. They’ll make all the decisions for you and they install everything.
Make your house more appealing for property buyers by having fun with your furniture.
Not everyone can or wants to follow these suggestions. If you simply want to find a property buyer to buy your house fast, call Express Homebuyers today at (877) 804-5252. Or fill out the form below.