STEPS TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE FOR 

LISTING PHOTOS

MAKE THE MOST OF IT'S BIG DAY IN FRONT OF THE LIGHTS!

General Tips For The Entire House

 

  • Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows)

  • Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs

  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light

  • Remove personal photographs

  • Make all beds

  • Remove small floor rugs

  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets

Exterior Front Of House

  • Close garage doors

  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home

  • Clean up landscaping

  • Remove empty planters

  • Remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames

  • Remove toys

Exterior Back Of House

  • Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions

  • Clear out kid's toys

  • Remove trash cans

 

Kitchen

  • Clear countertops completely

  • Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker)

  • Remove magnets, papers, photos, etc. from refrigerator

  • Hide garbage cans

  • Remove dishes from sink

 

Dining Room

 

  • Clear table, dust and polish the table top

  • Use decorative place setting if available

  • Feature one center piece

  • Straighten all chairs and space them evenly

  • Remove child seats/booster chairs

 

Living Room 

 

  • Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.

  • De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth

  • Remove kid's toys

 

Bedrooms

 

Master

 

  • Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available

  • Clear nightstands of all personal items

  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables

  • Remove all clutter from top of dressers

  • Remove items from under the beds that may show in the photos

 

Secondary

 

  • Remove personalized names from walls

  • Remove wall stickers/posters

  • Remove diaper genies

  • Remove items from under the beds that may show in the photos

Bathrooms

 

  • Clear countertops completely. 

  • Put toilet seats down

  • Close closet doors

  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs

  • Remove dirty towels - leave out only new, unused towels

  • Remove floor mats