We are looking to try to sell our house by ourselves. We need to hire someone to come give us advice on what we should do in our home before trying to sell it. If we were going through a realtor, I know they would give us the advice. What is the name of the profession I'd search for? Does one even exist? The reason we are trying to sell by ourselves first is that we know of 2 couples looking to buy a home in our neighborhood. I want to replace the carpeting with neutral colors and refinish the hardwood floors. He feels it's a waste of money because the people that buy it will want different colors and finishes. Meanwhile our carpeting is 20 years old!