The entire property, interior & exterior, will be photographed in a way that will appeal to prospective buyers. The intent of this photoshoot is to show off the home’s best features; a lot of stuff can distract from those features. If You Do Nothing Else, Do These Things: • Replace all burned out light bulbs both inside and outside the house. Keep all bulbs in a room the same type; LED, incandescent, etc. • Remove excess furnishings and knick-knacks from rooms as large amounts of furniture and decorations can distract from the home’s features and make a room appear smaller. • Hide the clutter. • Remove throw rugs and runners from entryways, kitchens, and baths so the floor can be clearly seen. • Wash the windows. • Vacuum/mop floors and wipe dust from surfaces. • Turn off ceiling fans and open blinds/shades and curtains.
• Remove all vehicles from driveway (cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, etc) and do not park directly in front of the house. • Move garbage and recycling cans out of sight. • Remove all garden tools, hoses and clutter. • Pick up after your pets in the yard. • Remove all children’s toys, bikes, etc from the yard and deck/patio. • Mow the grass, rake leaves and debris, pull weeds and remove any dead vegetation. • If you are feeling ambitious, plant some fresh flowers in empty planters and pots. • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and deck/patio.
• Skim & vacuum pools and spas.
• Straighten outdoor furniture and remove pool toys & cleaning tools. • Turn on pool lights, waterfalls and/or spa bubbles. • Schedule repairs well before photo shoot.
Living & Family Room • Remove newspapers, magazines and put away books. • Store remote controls out of sight and conceal exposed cables and cords. • Remove personal photos, kids toys, etc. from bookshelves, tables and floor. • Wash all glass surfaces including table tops, cabinet doors and windows. • Straighten pillows and throws.
Bedrooms • Make the beds neatly, straighten the bedspread and pillows. • Pick up and put away clothes, toys and shoes. • Remove items from bedside tables – books, magazines, pictures, clock radios, etc. • Remove posters and drawings from the walls.
Kitchen • Move small appliances, knife blocks, paper towels and kitchen gadgets off the counters. • Remove photos, papers and magnets from the refrigerator. • Clean major appliances – refrigerator, oven, stove top, range hood, and dishwasher. • Wipe down sink and counter tops. • Remove all dirty dishes, sponges, dish towels, dish soap, etc. • Move trash/recycle bins out of sight.
Dining Room • Set the table with nice dinnerware, napkins and a centerpiece.
Bathrooms • Clear counter tops of all toiletries, tissues, hair products, etc. • Remove all personal care products and children’s bath toys from the shower/tub. • Fold towels neatly and hang straight on towel bars. • Close toilet lid. • Wash all glass surfaces including mirrors and shower doors. • Store toilet brush and plunger out of sight.
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