It's true that most buyers (not investors) look to buy a home, not a house. So what do you do if you're a property investor with a buy and sell strategy?
It's not always practical or realistic to sell while you have a tenant, but without people living in the house it is void of that "homely" feel.
Home staging is becoming more and more popular with sellers in general and investors in particular. There is an initial financial outlay involved, but a properly staged house can return that figure four-fold with the final price tag.
Find out all about home staging, and if it's right for you, in this article by The Press.