Front Exterior

This is the most important shot of all! Home buyers will make a decision to look at more photos of your house if they like what they see.

  • Make sure that there are no vehicles on the driveway or in front of the house
  • Put away garbage cans, hoses, lawn equipment
  • Turn on front porch lights
  • Power wash driveway, walkway, mailbox
  • Clean and wash windows
  • Open all front window blinds and curtains and make sure they look uniform
  • Cut grass & prune trees and shrubs
  • Apply fresh mulch or pine straw
  • Plant blooming flowers
  • Remove dead plants or flowers
  • Remove any empty plant containers


  • Open window blinds and curtains to let in more light
  • Turn ON all lights
  • Turn OFF all ceiling fans
  • Declutter - pack away personal photos and collectables but try to strike a balance between decluttered and empty. Leave out elements that will make your home appealing
  • Check ALL light bulbs and replace any non-working ones
  • Make sure that chandeliers, ceiling fans, and mirrors and glass doors are clean
  • Put away toys
  • Kitchen
  • Clear counters but leave a few appliances (no more than three)
  • Clear the refrigerator of magnets, photos, schedules, menus, etc.
  • Clean and polish all appliances
  • There should be no dirty dishes in the sink
  • Bedrooms
  • Put fresh linens on the bed and have it neatly made
  • Declutter nightstands
  • There should be no visible objects under the bed
  • Bathrooms
  • Clear bathroom counters and hide away toiletries
  • Tuck away shower and bath items
  • Place fresh towels in the bathroom for a soothing spa look

Rear Exterior

  • Power wash deck
  • Set up patio furniture and open patio umbrella
  • Uncover the grill
  • Place beverages on patio table
  • Use container plants to add color and style