I am currently working with a "Professional Organizer" - Rosalind Lakomy, owner of "Clearing Space" - who has been employed to help prepare a condo For Sale. The listing I have was awarded to me by the beneficiaries of a deceased estate.
Rosalind is arranging for all the furniture to either be sold or stored, so that the condo is vacant when I begin marketing later this month. She is also arranging for the condo to be painted throughout, have minor repairs taken care of, and oversee the professional cleaning of the condo.
My assessment is that whoever buys the condo will want to remodel and update the unit, but having a presentable product (albeit dated) will definately help yield a higher price for this property.
The members of the family who have inherited the condo are all busy with their respective jobs and businesses, so they called on the services of Rosalind to ensure the property can be presented as a "fresh clean slate" to all prospective purchasers.
I look at this as a team effort by the owners, the professional organizer and me, the Realtor - and I am confident that I'll achieve a fair price for my clients.