Selling and Emptying a Senior’s Home Find a Real Estate agent who specializes with Seniors. Stage the house (Make it look like a home anyone would want).De-clutter as much as possible- Take down family pictures so when people see the house they think of it as their home.Arrange the furniture to look open and inviting. style the dining room tables.Clean the house from top to bottom, and turn on the lights before a showing. Use neutral, gender neutral colors, and open the closets to show the storage available. When talking to the realtor discuss the price of the house and how soon you would like it to sell. Once the house sells its time to organize donations. Discuss with the family who wants/needs what from your loved one's house.What will your loved one need to take with them to the facility they are going to? (See what to pack checklists)Organize pick up dates for everyone and deadlines to keep you on track. Sell items on craigslist, or other selling sites. The extra cash can go to other expenses of moving your loved one. After everyone has picked up the items or missed the deadline, pack up the items that can be donated and take them to the donation site. For all other trash, either get a clean up day organized with your family or hire a clean out crew.