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Tips for Prepping Your Home

The online presentation of your property is a critical part of getting the attention it needs from potential buyers. That is why pictures matter! To help you out, I have created a list to assist you in getting your home as presentable as possible. Below are a few suggestions on how to make sure your listing is in tip-top shape before your photoshoot:




  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • Remove shoes from walkways and doorways


  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • No dishes in sink or countertops

  • Your counter space should be as visible as possible (the less on your counters the better)

  • Counter space should be wiped down

  • All pet food/water dishes should be out of sight

  • Floors should be clear from boxes, disposable water bottles, etc.


  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • Counter space should be cleared from medication, personal hygiene items, hair products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. (*Hand soap is fine)

  • Toilet seats and lids should be down

  • Trash bins should be empty

  • No toilet plungers

  • If you have an exposed shower (clear doors), please make sure that there are no excessive soap bottles


  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • Beds should be made

  • Nightstands and dressers should be clutter-free (No mail, jewelry, dishes, etc.)

  • Floor space should be clutter-free (No shoes, boxes, storage, etc.)


  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • Floors should be clutter-free (no dog beds, shoes, boxes, etc.)

  • Tables should be clutter-free (no mail, papers, nick-nacks, cups, trash, etc.)

  • Blankets should be folded


  • Well swept and/or vacuumed

  • The desk should be clear and organized (PLEASE make sure to remove any personal documents that can pose a security risk)

  • Routers should be forward-facing

  • Floors should be free from clutter (no storage, boxes)


  • Well swept and decluttered


  • All trash should be removed

  • Lawns should be mowed 

  • Hoses should be wrapped up and tucked to the side of the home

  • Pools should be cleared of floats and pool toys



  • Carpets should be steam cleaned prior to the session

  • All rooms used for storage should be cleared out of clutter, bins, boxes, etc.

  • All lights should be on

  • All fans should be off

  • Blinds should be open and pulled up halfway


If this list seems a little overwhelming - don’t worry! These are minor adjustments that can make a significant impact on your listing presentation, and I promise it will make a difference! If you need help getting your home in shape please feel free to reach out to me and I will provide you with a list of options I can assist you with. If you have any questions, shoot me a call/email/text, and we will discuss the specifics. Take care!

Best Regards,

Ashli Collige


Superior Choice Photography

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