1. A Flexible Possession Date
If you have already relocated to your new property, you will be very flexible when it comes to setting the possession date. This may appeal to many buyers.
2. Easy to Prepare Viewings
There is no longer any need to pack up the family and pets every time someone wants to visit the house. Additionally, empty rooms are quicker and simpler to clean.
3. A Blank Canvas for Buyers
Some visitors, when faced with a bare space, will be incapable of seeing themselves living there (see the disadvantages section). However, many others may view this as a plus. In fact, potential buyers may prefer a vacant residence, without personality, as this allows them to better visualize the way they might like to arrange their own furniture and belongings in each room.
1. Difficulty Convincing Buyers That This Can Be their New Home
Certain buyers can’t imagine themselves living in a residence if it’s vacant. Indeed, not every visitor has the ability to determine the intended use of each room without the presence of furniture.
2. A Spotlight on All the Imperfections
When walls are bare of art and rooms are unoccupied, every little defect stands out. Chipped paint, a small dent on the door frame or holes left by removed shelves can give buyers the impression that the house needs more TLC than expected. It may even appear to have been neglected or poorly maintained.
3. A More Vulnerable Property
Vacant houses may become an easy target for vandals, thieves, and intruders. This is why insuring an empty residence is more expensive than an occupied one.
4. Smaller Looking Rooms
Rooms in properties that are free of furniture and decorative accessories will appear smaller than they truly are. It’s all in the eye of the beholder!