Real Estate Prep List

So you're selling your home and have questions before I arrive? Here's a checklist of recommendations for me to help you make your home look it's best. You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and we want to make sure your online listing looks as good as it can to bring in as many potential buyers as possible. Your agent will be your best source for staging help and suggestions. Need an agent?? Some of the best in the region can be found right here;



Exterior: Front and Back

Remove cars from driveway and front of home
Close all windows
Sweep walkways, porches and decks
Pick up leaves, sticks, branches
Put toys and bicycles away
Remove seasonal décor
Store all garden tools
Remove all hoses
Straighten and arrange deck furniture, including cushions 
Clean pool area

Interior: Main Areas

Remove personal items and photos
Remove all visible clutter
Open shades/blinds/curtains
Replace burned out light bulbs (all incandescent or all LED is best)
Tidy up or put away all children’s toys
Empty waste baskets
Hide pet dishes/toys/beds
Vacuum carpets, remove smaller area rugs
Sweep hard floors
Remove newspapers, mail
Turn OFF televisions and ceiling fans
Turn ON all lights and lamps

Interior: Kitchen

Remove all items from refrigerator door
Store food in cabinets
De-clutter counters, stove
Store all small appliances out of sight
Hide soaps, cleaning items
Hide dish towels, sponges
Clear sink of dishes
Put away draining rack
Organize items on open shelves


Interior: Dining Room

Straighten/push in dining chairs
Add centerpiece, candles
Add a vase of flowers
Add a bottle of wine, glasses

Interior: Bedrooms

Make the beds
Arrange decorative pillows
Put away clothing, shoes
Clean under the bed
Clear surfaces of clutter

Interior: Bathrooms

Make the bathrooms sparkle
Hang fresh towels
Clear counters of toiletries
Clean mirrors
Clean toilet and close the lid
Remove all items from tub and shower

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