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Home Preparation

Emerson Aniceto Productions

Real Estate Marketing

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Spending some time preparing your home for a real estate shoot will ensure your home is shown in the best possible light. Taking these steps now will also ensure that your home is ready for showings.  

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FRONT AND BACK EXTERIOR

• Remove cars from driveway and front of house.

• Close all windows.

• Sweep walkways.

• Mow lawn & tidy up yard.

• Hide trash & recycling containers.

• Arrange deck furniture, clean cushions, open table and umbrellas.

LIVING ROOM

• Remove personal items and family photos.

• Declutter as much as possible.

• Open all shades and blinds.

• Replace burned out bulbs.

• Tidy up or put away children's toys. Closets, basements, attics, garages, and even cars work well for temporarily storing items.

BEDROOMS

• Make all beds.

• Straighten pillows.

• Put away clothing and shoes.

• Turn off ceiling fans.

DINING ROOM & KITCHEN

• Add a vase of flowers, a bottle of wine and glasses, and even set the table for dinner, if possible.

• Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator.

• Store small appliances. Counters look bigger when there are fewer items on them.

• Remove dish towels and soaps.

• Consider a bowl of fruit for the counter.

BATHROOMS

• Remove all toiletries from countertops & all soaps and shampoos from the shower and tub.

• Remove toilet brush.

• Put toilet seats down.

• Hang fresh towels.

• Clean mirrors.