The seller will make a counter off and the buyer must decide on what to do. This process can go back and forth depending on the issues at hand.
Eliminate all clutter! Empty out all closets. Start packing. Use a corner of the basement to organize the things you can pack up now, before showings begin. Make certain to NOT pile boxes around the foundation walls. Buyers want to see what the walls look like. I don’t have an issue with putting boxes in the middle of the basement – you must put them somewhere!