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There are many decisions sellers need to make when putting a property on the market. Choosing to sell is just the first step.

If you’re selling your Warrington home, you may be wondering whether you should leave the furniture for buyers.

In this article, we’ll provide an overview of the pros and cons of selling a furnished home to help you decide which is best for your property.

Pros of Selling Your House With Furniture
1.   It Can Be More Attractive

For the right buyer, selling a house with furniture included can be a great selling point – especially in a competitive market.

This is particularly the case if you plan on marketing your property to first-time buyers or buyers moving to the UK.

2.   It Helps With Staging

As property experts, we always recommend keeping some furniture in a house when you’re selling up. An empty property often makes it harder for buyers to visualise what the space can be used for.

Plus, photos of furnished rooms look better and help people differentiate the spaces.

3.   It Can Save Time

Clearing out a property is one of the most time-consuming tasks for sellers. Leaving furniture can save you a lot of time. You won’t have to sell the furniture or shift it elsewhere – which is especially helpful if you’re moving abroad.

Plus, if you’re leaving all your furniture, you won’t have to pay removal costs either.

4.   It Can Sell for a Higher Price

Leaving your furniture in the property for buyers is often a quick way to make some extra cash.

Plus, depending on what you’re leaving behind, selling a fully furnished property could be valued higher than others on the market.

Cons of Selling Your House With Furniture
1.   It Could Deter Buyers

While some buyers could be attracted to a furnished property, it could put some people off. If you’re selling a family home with furniture, your target buyers may already have their own stuff to bring – and therefore may be unhappy paying a higher price for something they don’t need.

In this case, it may be best to provide the option to keep the furniture, rather than making it a requirement upon purchase. Just be prepared that this could mean you’ll need to arrange for the furniture to be sold or removed at the buyers’ request.

2.   You Can Lose Money

If you want to sell your house fully furnished, consider what you’re spending on the furnishings and how much their resale value is worth.

Selling your furniture to buyers should be reasonably priced, but bear in mind you could lose money in the process – particularly if you bought new furniture.

How to Decide if You Should Leave Furniture When Selling

Before deciding whether you should leave the furniture for buyers, consider:

  • What the furniture is worth to you
  • Whether you want to keep the furniture in your new home
  • Whether your target buyer would prefer furniture left or not

If you still need help deciding, speak to a local estate agent for advice.

At Homemove Sales and Lettings, we’re property experts in Warrington and we’d be happy to talk through what’s best for your target market.

Give us a call today on 01925 405 400 or email us at to arrange a call back.