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
- 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