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Kitchen

  • Clear kitchen countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, or any other removable item 

  • Leave out a max of one small appliance (for example, coffee maker) 

  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc. 

  • Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet 

  • Remove dishes from the sink, place in dishwasher 

Dining Room

  • Clear table, dust, and polish the tabletop

  • Use decorative placemats setting if available 

  • Feature one centerpiece such as a bouquet 

  • Straighten all chairs and space them evenly

  • Remove child seats/booster chairs

Pets

  • Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet

  • Place pet beds/toys in a closet 

  • Use a lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair 

  • Contain pets in a hidden crate or outside 

  • Remove pet waste/toys from backyard

Exterior

  • Remove trash cans 

  • Close garage doors 

  • Remove cars from driveway and front of the home    

Interior

  • Τurn all ceiling fans OFF (for videos, they will be turned ON)

  • Τurn all TVs OFF 

  • Τurn all computer screens OFF 

  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light 

  • If possible, remove family and personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs) 

  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables 

  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring 

  • Place all shoes and jackets in closets 

  • Close closet doors 

  • Turn on ALL interior lights – even lights in furniture cabinets

Bedrooms 

  • Make all beds, press bed linens and bed skirts 

  • Clear nightstands of all personal items 

  • Remove all clutter from top of dressers 

  • Clean under beds, removing items that may show in the photos

Bathrooms

  • Clear bathroom countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, or any toiletries. 

  • Put toilet seats down 

  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs from showers and tubs 

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

  • Remove bathroom floor mats 

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Selling your home is like selling a product. Market the house correctly to reach a specific buyer. It’s crucial to optimize your home for the future buyer. 

 The house should be photo-ready at the time of the appointment. We want your home photos to be the best they can be. 

If the home is not photo-ready at the time of the appointment, we have the right to include additional charges.

1-3 Days before the Appointment

Interior

  • Declutter your home

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

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs 

  • If possible, use bulbs of the same temperature (all incandescent or all fluorescent)

Exterior

  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves) 

  • Remove empty planters 

  • Use a broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames 

  • Remove visible water hoses 

  • Remove toys, like sports balls, basketball goals, and soccer goals 

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

  • Clean pool 

  • Remove pool vacuum cleaner hose 

  • Hide pool cleaning supplies 

  • Turn on pool fountains/water features 

1-3 Hours before the Appointment