Listing Prep Guide

Interior

  • Replace dull or burnt out lightbulbs
  • Clean off tables and countertops (mail, soap, remote controls,
    lotion, towels, photos)
  • Tuck loose cables out of sight.
  • Remove personal items (photos, kids toys, religious
    symbols, etc.)
  • Wipe down glass, mirrors and screens
    Dust ceiling fans, blinds, light fixtures, and framed art and photos
  • Vacuum carpets and sweep hard floors
  • Place loose clothing in closets
  • Remove clutter from floor (shoes, dog beds, water bowls, dust
    bunnies, etc.)

Exterior

  • Replace dull or burnt out lightbulbs
  • Remove vehicles from driveway
  • Move garbage cans
  • Remove all garden tools, garden hoses, kids toys or dog
    toys
  • Sweep pathways, sidewalks, driveway and patios
  • Stow the garden hose in the garage
  • Groom the lawn (trim the grass, rake up dead leaves, remove any
    dead plants, etc.)
  • Uncover and wipe down grill (weather permitting)

Bedrooms

  • Replace dull or burnt out lightbulbs
  • Clean off tables and countertops (mail, soap, remote controls,
    lotion, towels, photos)
  • Tuck loose cables out of sight.
  • Remove any personal items (photos, kids toys, religious
    symbols, etc.)
  • Wipe down glass, mirrors and screens
  • Dust ceiling fans, blinds, light fixtures, and framed art and photos
  • Vacuum carpets and sweep hard floors
  • Place loose clothing in closets
  • Remove clutter from floor (magazines, clothing, chargers,
    electronics, etc.)

Bathrooms

  • Thoroughly clean whole property
  • Replace any burned out lights
  • Clean off tables and countertops (mail, soap, remote controls,
    lotion, towels, photos)
  • Tuck any loose cables out of sight.
  • Remove any personal items (photos, kids toys, religious
    symbols, etc…)
  • Wipe down glass, mirrors and screens
    Dust ceiling fans, vents, blinds, light fixtures, cabinets, storage, etc.
    Vacuum carpets and sweep hard floors
  • Place loose clothing in closets
  • Remove clutter from floor (makeup, accessories, body and/or
    cleaning products, dust and trash, etc.)

Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Stow all counter top appliances (coffee maker, knife block, toaster oven, etc.)
  • Remove any magnets, photos or memorabilia from the front and/or sides of refrigerator
  • Deep clean all appliances including oven, range and hood
  • Deep clean kitchen sink faucet
  • Remove soap dispensers, hot pads, kitchen towels, etc.
  • Remove dirty dishes from the sink
  • Push in and straighten chairs
  • Vacuum or sweep dining and kitchen area
  • Set kitchen and/or dining room table (optional)