You've decided to sell your home. You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.
What time of day will you schedule photographer? You should discuss this with you agent prior to scheduling.
Your photographer will NOT perform these tasks. Please ensure you follow ALL the recommendations.
General items for all areas in the home
Turn ON all overhead lights and lamps Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows) Replace all burned out light bulbs Turn all ceiling fans OFF Turn all TVs OFF Turn all computer screens OFF Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light Make all beds Place all shoes/jackets in closets
Close garage doors Remove cars from driveway and front of home Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves) Remove empty planters Use broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames Remove visible water hoses Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc.
Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions Pillows/cushions should be fresh, not faded Clear out kid's toys, balls, frisbees, etc. Remove any toy items in pool Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose Hide pool cleaning supplies Turn on pool fountains/water features Remove visible water hoses Remove trash cans
Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc. Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker) Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc. Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher
Clear countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc. 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
Clear table, dust and polish the table top Straighten all chairs and space them evenly Remove child seats/booster chairs
Living / Family Room
Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc. Fluff and arrange furniture pillows Remove kid's toys
Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available Press bed linens and bed skirts Clear nightstands of all personal items Remove all clutter from top of dressers Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
Remove diaper genies Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet Contain pets in hidden crate or outside Clear back yard of pet waste/toys
Author:Herbert Anderson Phone: 936-336-0336 Dated: November 2nd 2017 Views: 327 About Herbert: Herbert (Allen) Anderson is a Houston, Texas-based REALTOR® I Trusted Adviser with an immensity of ...
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