I met with a real estate agent in April about the possibility of putting my house on sale at the end of summer. She advised my wife and I that it'd be better to move out when selling our house so that it's empty when it's being shown. Last week, she asked if she could bring a possible buyer to our house to see if she would like to purchase it "as is." The buyer wants to move into a house in six months. We live in a neighborhood where people literally rebuild their newly purchased houses before moving in. Unreal.. The buyer was impressed enough on her initial visit that she's returning with a contracter and wants to spend one hour checking it out. What are some of the things that we should do to help with the sale besides the usual cleaning and mowing? Our house has been valued at $500,000.