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Remove clutter from bookshelves, fireplace mantles, coffee tables, bedrooms, kids' rooms, kitchen, and anywhere else photographs will be taken


Remove personal or family photographs


Open all window coverings to make rooms appear brighter and larger


Turn on all lights and replace all burned out light bulbs
(we recommend daylight bulbs)


Conceal garbage and recycle containers


Clear kitchen counter tops and remove all pictures and magnets from refrigerator


Keep floor coverings such as throw rugs to a minimum


Remove table coverings


Remove all signs of pets including food/water bowls, pet beds, chew toys, crates, etc


Clear bathroom counter tops, lower toilet lids, and put out nicest towels


Empty shower or tub of soaps, shampoos, shaving items, caddies, etc


Hide valuables and medications



Conceal all trash, yard waste and recycle bins


Move vehicles out of driveways and away from the front of the property


Make sure hedges, shrubs, lawn etc. are neatly trimmed and leaves are raked


Conceal gardening tools, mowers etc


Remove or coil hoses


Remove kids' toys and/or pet toys


Open patio umbrellas and set out cushions


Clean up all pet feces

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