1. Contact your insurance company to make sure you get vacant home insurance.

2. Leave on utilities at a reasonable temperature for ease of showing in all types of weather and times of the day or night.

3. Leave light on timer to make house look lived in.

4. Have the yard maintained.

5. Get a security sign if possible so people think you have active alarm.

6. Have a neighbor, agent or service check on the house weekly.

7. Have your Agent list the house as vacant for easier showings.

8. Expect lower offers and look at a quick close as an advantage.

9. Know the tax advantages of selling if you occupied the house 2 out of the last 5 years.

10. Consider leaving furniture for staging purposes.