In this post, Sarah Toland and Belinda Woolrych discuss if it is ok to use old furniture to present the home for sale.
Yes, it is okay but you need to know if the sale will work best with it. Below are some questions you to ask yourself:
- Is it really helpful for you in the medium term to long run?
- Am I going to be able to use this furniture in my next home?
- Does it align with the style of this house or my next house, and in particular, the demographics of the area I’m selling in?
- Will it work for the target market that I’m selling my home to? For example: Are we targeting a younger audience like a young family?
Opportunities for Downsizers
There’s an additional opportunity here for downsizers too. Empty Nesters are often going somewhere smaller. It’s worth considering moving some furniture on now. I recommend it is worth doing before the sale because you’re only going to have to deal with your old furniture afterwards anyway. Therefore you can free yourself of furniture you don’t need. We also recommend you hire a contemporary floor plan of furniture and also purchase furniture that you really want for your new home.
Think about “Am I really going to be needing this furniture now?” “Am I going to be moving out in two to three months time?”.
Today’s blog is a nugget from last week’s Right Size Your Home Online Workshop. Every Tuesday fortnight at 4PM, join me as I take you through the Rightsize Your Home framework to help and support you move through the process effectively and efficiently with a practical, step-by-step roadmap on how to overcome the fears and challenges of Rightsizing and plan to make the journey a fun, stress-free and profitable process..
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