I agree with Deborah's post, it depends on the seller's furniture. In most cases homes show better with furniture, unless it is worn or ratty. In that case staging some of the main areas (living room, family room, dining area, master suite) to give the home warmth and soul. In my area most all homes, vacant or not, have some staging. When a home is not furnished or staged the imperfections seem to be magnified. Also many buyers lack imagination of where their furnishing will go and need visualization.