Some stats from RMLS:
Area 143 (Southeast Portland). I use 143 because there is a wide range of properties in all price ranges.
Currently 770 active properties listed as vacant. 196 vacant properties sold in last 30 days. Ratio 25.4%
Currently 486 active properties listed as owner occupied. 129 sold last 30 days. Ratio 26.5%
Fifteen properties sold as tenant occupied; 92 currently listed. Ratio 16.4%
Of the 1348 active listings:
57% are vacant
36% are owner occupied
6% are tenant occupied
Of the sold in the last 30 days:
57% were vacant!!!
38% we owner occupied
4% were tenant occupied
What this tells me is that there is little difference between being vacant or owner occupied but tenant occupied houses don’t do well in the market place. There is a big difference between owner occupied cluttered and vacant staged, we just have no empirical evidence to prove it.