How to Prepare Your Home for Listing Photos

Thinking about selling your home? Unsure of how to prepare? When placing your home on the market, you want to show your home at it’s very best.

The preparation of your home will depend on your home’s age, and how well you’ve maintained it over the years. Keep reading for a simple checklist of things to take care of before having listing photos taken of your home.

-Remove Stains from walls, doors, and ceilings
-Add a fresh coat of paint to walls, ceilings, doors, and baseboards.
TIP: Use light, neutral paint colors
-Polish wood/tile floors
-Clean/replace any dirty grout
-Deep clean your carpet
-Replace dirty/old kalk lining
-Deep clean bathrooms
-Clean the outside of your windows
-Replace any torn window screens
-Dust lamp shades
-Ensure all fixtures have ALL lightbulbs, and ALL bulbs are working optimally
-Wash curtains
-Clean the fireplace
-Polish chandeliers
-Clean/replace light switch covers if needed
-Clean up any dishes, laundry, cleaning supplies, etc.
-Power wash the driveway, porch, patio and fencing
-Mow the yard
-Add fresh mulch to any flowerbeds
-Trim trees and bushes
-Add seasonal plants
-Add simple, seasonal decor (a door wreath, windchimes, etc.)
-Remove excess furniture, declutter, and rearrange rooms to create more space and natural lighting. -Remove any pet supplies.
-Remove any personal effects from the area
TIP: Home buyers want to picture themselves in the home. Make it easier for them!

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