Bryce Munro
EXIT EXCEL REALTY, BROKERAGE

Getting Ready for the Photographer

 

Here is a detailed checklist for preparing the home for photographs and introduction to the Market. Feel free to message me for a PDF copy of this list:

 

Front Exterior

o Close garage doors

o Remove cars from driveway and front of home

o Clean up landscaping (mow, trim bushes, rake leaves)

o Remove visible water hoses

o Clean up dog waste

o Remove dog leashes

o Remove toys, dog toys, sports balls, basketball hoops, soccer goals, etc.

o Wash windows if dirty

o Put trash bins in garage

o Clear snow and ice from driveways, walks, and decks

 

Backyard

o Clean deck furniture

o Tidy up chairs and cushions

o Clean pool

o Clean up dog waste

o Remove toys, dog toys, sports balls, basketball hoops, soccer goals, etc.

o Remove trash cans

 

All Interior

o Open all window shades

o Turn all lights on

o Remove shoes from entrance (place in closet)

 

Kitchen

o Clear counter-tops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, silverware, mail, etc.

o Clear refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.

o Hide garbage cans in closet or pantry

o Remove dishes from sink, put in dishwasher

o Remove rags and sponges from sink

 

Dining Room

o Clear table, dust tabletop

o Straighten all chairs

o Remove booster seats

 

Living/Family Room

o Remove stacks of magazines, books, papers, mail, etc.

o Declutter fireplace mantle

o Arrange furniture pillows neatly

o Remove kid’s toys

 

Master Bedroom

o Make bed

o Tuck in all sheets and comforters

o Clear nightstands of personal items

o Remove computer/phone charging cables

o Remove clutter from tops of dressers

o Clean under bed, remove items that may show up in photos

 

Child/Guest Bedrooms

o Remove posters/stickers etc. from walls

o Make bed

o Tuck in all sheets/comforters

o Clean under bed, remove items that may show up in photos

 

Bathrooms

o Clear all personal items from view

o Clear counter-tops completely (no soap, toothbrushes, etc.)

o Put toilet seats down

o Close cabinet doors

o Remove shampoo, soap, razors, etc. from showers and bathtubs

o Leave out neatly arranged, clean towels (optional)

o Empty visible garbage cans

o Remove towels from back of doors

 

Pets

o As much as we love pets, there should be no evidence of them in your home

o Place food and water bowls out of view

o Place pet beds or toys out of view

o Remove pet hair furniture

 

You only get one chance to make a first impression. The more you can check off here, will directly impact your sale price!

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Bryce Munro

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