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PREPARATION

1

Define Your Space

2

Eliminate Clutter

3

Depersonalize Home

Outside

  • Designate an area in garage or property to temporary store miscellaneous clutter such as pet toys, kids toys, adult hobbies, and landscaping tools
  • Clean up yard, cut grass, trim bushes
  • Move vehicles out of view for photos. Close garage door

Inside

  • Make sure all light fixture bulbs are good
  • Remove all magnets and clutter off the refrigerator
  • Turn on the lights and open the blinds/curtains for good light
  • Remove all clutter off all the counter tops and bathrooms and store in one of the extrabedrooms or garage. Only decorative items should be left
  • Toilet lid should be down and the toilet paper roll should be full. Minimal towels also. Scales, plungers and bowl cleaners should be put away
  • Laundry room should be free of clothes and cleaning supplies, brooms, mops etc
  • Walls should not have too many items hanging on them such as family photos and art work
  • Fireplace mantle should not be cluttered
  • Windows should be clean
  • Posters and such in kid’s rooms should be taken down
  • Carpets may need cleaning, or spot cleaning
  • Fresh flowers are nice
  • Make the home look as roomy as possible. This may require storing some furniture items
  • Pantry should be neat as well
  • Sink should be free from dishes
  • Setting up the table for guests can some times work out well (ask your agent)
  • Excess pillows and throw blankets should be put away
  • Very large walk in closets may be photographed so should be neat
  • Keep all cleaning supplies out of sight
  • Clean or replace shower curtain
  • Remove cloth toilet lid covers and rugs around toilet
  • Keep shelves free from too many books etc
  • Pack up personal collections (your moving anyway)
  • Try to make all your rooms look as spacious and neat as possible