Picture Day

Dated: 11/02/2017

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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

Front Exterior

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.

Backyard

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 trash cans

Kitchen

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

Bathrooms

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

Dining Room

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

Master Bedroom

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

Kid/Bedrooms

Remove diaper genies
Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos

Pets

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

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Herbert Anderson

Herbert (Allen) Anderson is a Houston, Texas-based REALTOR® I Trusted Adviser with an immensity of experience and core understanding of how to deliver first class client service. • Master Certifi....

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