There are pros & cons to selling a vacant home . The pros are that the buyer can get almost immediate possession of the house once they buy it. The cons are that a vacant house just doesn’t show as well as a nicely furnished home. If your home is vacant make sure to arrange for someone to maintain the landscaping . Curb appeal is very important when selling a home. If your budget allows, you may wish to have the house professionally staged. According to the Real Estate Staging Association, professionally staged listings spend 73 percent less time on the market.