You read that right. How does one go about prepping an empty house for sale? 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.
- Cables and Cords – Neaten walls and floors by removing or hiding.
- Worn or Stained Carpet – Replace old, damaged, stained, or dated
- Old Window Treatments – Old dated curtains and tired Venetian blinds
are distracting, remove them.
- Spider Webs and 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.
Vacant homes offer a blank canvas for buyer’s imaginations so property prepping an empty house for sale is important.
To sell quickly, make sure the home is clean, fresh, and ready for showing by removing
distractions and anything which appears old, dirty, or shabby.
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