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.