Real estate Checklist


Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hardwood floors, clean counter-tops, clean windows)

Turn on all overhead lights

Replace all burned out bulbs and be sure that all bulbs are the same color temperature

Turn all ceiling fans OFF

Turn all TV's OFF

Turn all computer screens OFF

Make all beds

Remove small floor rugs to reveal flooring

Place all shoes/jackets in closets


(Front Exterior)

Close garage doors

Remove cars from driveway and front of home

Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)

Remove empty planters

Remove visible water hoses (if possible)

Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc.

Remove decorative flags that can time stamp an image


(Living Room)

Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.

De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth

Fluff and arrange furniture pillows

Remove kid's toys

Remove unattractive blankets from couch

Hide remotes


(Dining Room)

Clear table, dust and polish the table top

Use decorative place setting if available

Feature one center piece such as a bouquet of flowers

Straighten all chairs and space them evenly

Remove child seats/booster chairs


​Clear counter tops. No baking supplies, mail, etc.

Leave out max of 1-2 small appliance (ex. coffee maker)

Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.

Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet

Remove dishes, dish towels, soaps and sponges from sink



Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available

Clear nightstands of all personal items

Store away phone/tablet charging cables

Remove all clutter from top of dressers

Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos



Clear counter tops. No toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.

Put toilet seats down

Close closet doors

Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs

Remove dirty towels - leave out only clean/washed towels with no visible wear

Remove floor mats



Pets Should be put away or else i will play with them and not get anything done..

​Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet

Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet

Contain pets in hidden crate or outside

Clear back yard of pet waste/toys​

We all love our pets, but their presence should be minimized.