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Preparing Your Home

Please complete the following preparations in order to show your home at its best:

  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and try not to park directly in front of the house

  • Open window coverings to let in the natural light and neighborhood views (turn vertical and Venetian blinds to open position).

  • Clean windows.

  • Remove any items which may be taped or otherwise fastened to the refrigerator.

  • Remove everything from sinks.

  • Remove all you can from countertops (bread, dishes, toothpaste, combs, soap, food, toiletries, hand towels, etc.)

  • Make all beds and tidy up bedrooms. Hide all clothes. Hang them up nicely in closets. Or just stuff them under your bed.

  • Stash any and all children’s toys.

  • Remove pet bowls, toys and litter boxes from rooms that will be photographed.

  • Put away newspapers and magazines.

  • Make sure all light bulbs work.

  • Roll-up or hide garden hoses and hide all garden tools.

  • Put trash into outside trash bins. Conceal all trash containers.

  • Get the lawn mowed and edged, the weeds pulled, and leaves picked up.

  • Make sure the pool and pool area are sparkling clean. If you have temporary child fencing, take it down for the photo shoot. Turn on the pumps for waterfalls/spillways.

  • Help the photographer by keeping pets and people out of the way.

  • MOST IMPORTANTLY: De-clutter your home

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