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Prepare Your Listing

Here are a few suggestions to help make your home look its best for your online presentation. Remember, less is more.  You want potential buyers to imagine how they will decorate this home.  A simple, clean, clutter-free look is always your best bet. Prepare your home for photos in the same manner you would for an open house.


  • Living room:  Personal picture frames,  Children’s toys,  Kleenex boxes,  Remotes,  Coasters,  Collectables, pet beds and cages
  • Kitchen:  Remove Paper towels,  Soap bottles,  Floor Mats,  Wash rags,  Trash cans, magnets on fridge, dishes in sink
  • Bedrooms: Remove Personal picture frames,  Kleenex boxes,  Remotes,  Reading glasses and personal items,  Books & magazines, dirty laundry
  • Bathrooms: Remove Floor mats,  Toothbrushes and holders,  Soap bottles,  Trash cans,  Personal items. Toilet seats down.
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs  ( do not mix halogen and CFL bulbs )
  • Remove all floor mats and runners
  • Clear off all flat surfaces ( tables, counter tops, dressers, etc)


  • Remove vehicles from driveway, do not park in front of house
  • Mow lawn
  • Sweep off porch
  • Hide items :  Trash cans, Recycle bins, Unraveled garden hoses, Children’s items like bikes and toys

Useful Tips

  • Clear out, clean up, and get rid of clutter. If you have not used it in the last 3 months, box it up and store it away. If you have not used it in the last 3 years, get it out of the house.
  • The front exterior of your home is the first thing people will see. Plants make visitors feel welcome and help set the tone.
  • A mirror in a nice frame can make a small room feel more open
  • Bring another person in to take a look, even if they’re not a professional. A second set of eyes may catch a few things you looked over.
  • Add extra lamps in dark areas of your home
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