Do your rooms have identity crises? In making your house a home, you may have overloaded a room to suit a purpose it wasn’t intended for; for example, your family room also serves as a music room; the living room is doubling up as an exercise room; perhaps your dining room has been transformed into an office.
It may surprise you that many buyers are not imaginative and they believe what they see. When the rooms are in disarray with mixed functions, buyers will think the design of your house isn’t well laid out or they’ll think a room is missing altogether. This is why you must return all the rooms to their original intended use.
Instead of shuffling furniture from one area of the house to another, you should consider putting these items away until your house is sold. When this isn’t realistic, perhaps your basement can be partitioned to host some of the secondary functions such as sewing, exercising, playing music, etc.