Originally Posted by gentenaire
It most likely isn't her furniture. They'll always put furniture in a property when trying to sell it because an empty place is difficult to sell. The furniture is then moved to another property that's for sale.
That's actually not the case in America at all. When staging a high end home, the realtor often pays the bill for storage to REMOVE tacky, colorful, "personal taste" interior design from the previous owner so that the prospective buyers can see the space for what it is without the clutter.