Prepping An Empty House For Sale


You read that right. Should you “prep” an empty house? This is not about adding furniture or plants to a vacant home, but it’s about looking at the empty home and making it more appealing to buyers. Not all homes need furniture to sell for top dollar, but even a vacant home needs attention before it’s ready for showing. The key is to remove anything that would distract from a buyer seeing the home in its best light and highlight its best features.

What Should You Remove From A Vacant House?

  • Anything That Isn’t Clean - Remove dirt from ceiling fans, baseboards, sink, dishwasher, windows, shelves, etc.

  • Leftover Items - Hangers in closets, old batteries from drawers.

  • Cable & Cords - Neaten walls and floors by removing or hiding.

  • Worn or Stained Carpet - Replace old, damaged, stained, or dated carpet.

  • Old Window Treatments - Old dated curtains and tired Venetian blinds are distracting. Remove them.

  • Spider Webs & Dust Balls - Check those corners for dead bugs, cobwebs, and dust.

  • Leave Behind Furniture - Don’t be tempted to leave indoor or outdoor furniture you no longer want.

  • Dead Leaves - Clean the yard and remove all debris.

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