How to prep a houseto sell with no furniture?
October 31, 2006 6:32 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to prep a house for selling?
posted by Lord_Pall to Home & Garden (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So previous topics have covered selling a house while living in it. That's all fine and good.
My situation is slightly weirder.
I want to sell my house. It's a cheap house in a nice neighborhood (1845 square feet while the house next door is 5500).
We have 3 cats.
Our plan is to move into an apartment with the cats and move everything we don't need to show the house into storage.
However, we have a few problems.
1. We have next to no decent furniture.
2. The carpeting is a disaster.
3. We did a lot of painting in the main rooms. They're non-standard colors.
4. Money is actually quite tight.
We have a few nice pieces of furniture, but not enough to actually fill the house. For example, our master bedroom is upwards of a 15X15 square foot room with a queen sized bed and 2 end tables. That's it.
The small bedroom was used for storage and is walled with shelving, while the large one is filled with desks and computer equipment we're planning on removing.
So the questions become..
What color do we repaint everything? I've heard white sa well as a slight beige.
We're planning on doing an apartment level refurb on the inside. Full paint, maybe carpeting if it's necessary.
Do we remove everything from the house and sell it as a "new" house? is that better than trying to cobble together something visually appealing from not much? Or do we simply show it with some very very empty rooms. Or do we spring for some $$$ and try to make it look like normal
people lived in it?
Also, what's the cheapest place to get carpeting? We need to replace the standard beige new house carpeting with equivalent cheap standard beige new house carpeting.