Tips for portraying your house in the most appealing manner.

  • Basics
    • Thoroughly clean the whole house
    • Vacuum, mop, clean countertops in kitchen & bathrooms
    • TV’s, lamps, & ceiling fans should be turned off
    • Open blinds & curtains to get the most natural light in
    • Remove clutter from areas to be photographed
  • Kitchen
    • Clear countertops of small appliances, paper towel, mail, etc.
    • Clear fridge of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
    • Hide the garbage can
    • Make sure there is no dishes in the sink
  • Dining Room
    • Clear table of clutter
    • Straighten chairs and make sure they are evenly spaced
    • Remove high chair or booster chairs
    • Placing fresh flowers or a decorative centerpiece will freshen the space up
  • Living Room
    • Remove clutter- magazines, remote controls, gaming consoles
    • De-clutter mantel
    • Fluff and rearrange cushions and pillows
  • Bedrooms
    • Remove photo frames
    • Make bed and fluff pillows
    • Make sure bedding is straight and symmetrical
    • Press bed linens to smooth out wrinkles
    • Remove clutter from nightstands and dressers
  • Bathrooms
    • Clear off countertops completely No toothbrushes/paste, hair products, or soap
    • Remove shampoos, soaps, & razors from showers & tubs
    • Replace dirty towels with clean, unused and not wrinkled towels
    • Remove bath mats
    • Put toilet seat down
    • Wipe mirrors of dust and water splash
  • Kids/Guest room
    • Remove photo frames
    • Make bed and fluff pillows
    • Make sure bedding is straight and symmetrical
    • Press bed linens to smooth out wrinkles
    • Remove clutter from nightstands and dressers
  • Pets
    • Place food & water bowls out of sight
    • Remove crates or pet beds from areas to be photographed
    • Clear backyard of pet waste and toys
       
  • Exteriors
    • Remove Trash cans
    • Remove cars from driveway and close garage doors
    • Clean up landscaping, such as a mowed lawn, limbs & weeds removed
    • Clean porches and straighten outdoor furniture & cushions/pillows
    • Clean pool & remove debris
    • Hide gardening hose, toys, etc.
    • Clean up grilling areas and remove grill cover
    • Open up umbrellas in patio and/or decks
  • Helpful tips
    • Use lint rollers to clean up pet fur on cushions and pillows
    • Hide unwanted objects in closets and garage, unless it’s a selling feature, closets/garages won’t be photographed
    • Make sure you have spare light bulbs and that they are all the same color/temperature