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CHECKLIST AND GUIDELINES
De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished as they do not photograph well.
Throw rugs and runners in entryways, kitchen and bathrooms should be removed.
Replace any burned out light bulbs in fixtures and lamps.
The Home Exterior
Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.
Move garbage cans out of sight.
Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.
Remove all children's toys, bikes, etc.
If you have a pool, remove the pool sweep, cleaning equipment and any pool toys.
Mow and rake yard.
Sweep driveway, sidewalks and patio.
The Living & Family Room
Remove newspaper and magazines.
Hide all TV/Stereo remotes.
Conceal all exposed cables as best possible.
Remove clutter, personal photos, etc. from bookshelves, tables and cabinets.
If you have fireplace, be prepared to light it. Lit fireplace look warmer and welcoming.
Make all beds and tidy bedrooms.
Clothes hung, or folded and put away.
Remove items from bedside tables - books, magzines, personal picture frame, clock radio, etc.
Clear off counter tops and remove any appliances. i.e. toaster, coffee maker, microwave & knife blocks.
Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.
Clean the major appliances - refrigerator, oven, range hood and wipe down complete countertops.
The Dining Room
Set the table with your best China and dinnerware.
Add a colorful centerpiece such as candles or flowers.
Concel any exposed electrical cords.
Clear off the countertops - toothbrushes, savers, soap dishes, lotion dispensers, etc. should all be cleared away.
Remove shampoo and other products from the shower/tub area.
All toilet seats should be down and lid closed.
Mirrors should be clean.
The Final Touches
Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.
Turn on all interior lights.
Turn ceiling fans and television off.
Open window blinds and curtains to let in more light.