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  • Turn off all ceiling fans

  • Open all blinds when possible

  • Turn on all interior lights and lamps. Make sure all bulbs are in working order

  • Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas, no soap dispensers, hand towels or countertop appliances.

  • Remove photos, magnets, notes and papers from the refrigerator

  • De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished

  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms

  • Clothes hung, or folded and put away

  • Remove piles of newspaper and magazines

  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard

  • Pick up all rugs

  • Loose wires/ cables out of sight as much as possible

  • Personal photos/ names on things removed

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight. Put away all water and food bowls

  • Wipe down all appliances

  • Remove all seasonal decorations

  • We normally do not photograph the garage, closets unless they have special features

  • If you have special features of your home that are not obvious, please let us know about these so we include them in the shoot


  • Move garbage cans out of sight

  • Make sure garage doors and windows are closed

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers

  • Mow, trim bushes and remove toys from the yard

  • Remove all pet supplies and waste

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios

  • Remove all season items

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

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