• Clean well and de-clutter (De-cluttering is more important for the photos than dirt)
  • Turn on all lights; fans off (replace any burned out bulbs).
  • Remove pet toys, bowls, and beds.
  • Open window coverings (unless they are concealing a less than desirable view).
  • Clear kitchen counter tops, minimal appliances.
  • Put children’s toys away.
  • Clear the bathroom counter tops and shower – toothbrushes, shampoo bottles, etc.
  • Place any decorative items, plants, or floral arrangements.


  • Remove trash cans, gardening tools, etc from sight.
  • Stow children’s and pet’s toys.
  • Sweep driveways and sidewalks.
  • Coil hoses.
  • Open patio umbrellas and set out cushions – Or remove umbrellas all together.
  • Uncover bbqs, pools, spas.
  • Remove gates/fences around pool.
  • Vehicles: remove from driveways, DO NOT park in front of the house.
    DO park in front or put trash cans in front if it is a busy street to ensure no one else parks there. Then we can move everything and get
    an unobstructed view.