Where do I start if I want to prepare my home and put my house on the market. You need to be mentally ready to go to market. I find that some people aren’t quite ready to sell and therefore almost prohibit the sale. It can be such an emotional process, its not always a happy reason that people sell. As an agent I understand how difficult it is and pride myself on respecting where you are at and going through the process at a pace that suits your needs. It’s the little things that make the most significant difference. Of course if there is paint peeling off the walls, fences falling down and rubbish piled high in every room you most likely need to get that under control before looking at the details.