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Home Prep Guide

Trying to get a listing ready for a Media shoot can be incredibly difficult. So we've created the guide to help you tackle those important things to get the listing looking its absolute best!

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  • Move vehicles from driveway and away from the front of home.

  • Close Garage Door

  • Place rubbish bins inside the garage or out of sight.

  • Clean windows.

  • Mow and landscape gardens as needed. Coil hoses, remove any rubbish, animal droppings etc.

  • Prepare your outdoor seating area to look like an inviting space to relax.

  • Remove any toys and sports equipment

  • Clean Pool Area (If Applicable)



  • Clear all bench tops, including any cleaning supplies.

  • Remove small appliances including toaster, blenders, etc.

  • Front of fridge should be clear of magnets, paper, and pictures.

  • Hide your rubbish tin.

  • Store dishes and put away draining rack

  • Hide soaps and cleaning items

  • Add a center piece such as flowers or candles to the tables



  • Open all drapes and blinds.

  • Move/Remove any furniture that obstructs windows.

  • Remove rugs from floors, especially from tile or wood floors.

  • Try to conceal any cords.

  • Make all beds nicely with smooth bedspread and fluffed up pillows, (hidden stuff under bed or in wardrobe is fine where it can’t be seen!)

  • Clear clutter from everywhere - shoes, TOYS, umbrellas, everyday items you may use.

  • Depersonalize and remove family photos/ artistic nudes etc.

  • Turn all ceiling fans OFF. They will create a motion blur in your photo.

  • Turn all lights and lamps on, replace any burned-out light bulbs

  • Replace any burnt-out light bulbs. Check this carefully – and ensure all lights in one space are the same color temperature, ie are they matching warm bulbs or cool temp blue light.

  • Remove ALL evidence of pets including water/food bowls, toys, blankets and beds – from everywhere.

  • If you have any pets on the premises, please have them restrained.



  • Toilet lids should be down.

  • Clear the vanity/shelving/shower of all personal care items

  • Hide your cleaning brushes and rubbish tins.

  • Full roll of toilet paper.

  • Just have one small towel on the towel rail.

  • Remove floor mats

  • Remove all items from bathtubs and showers


Living / Family Room 

  • Arrange the furniture to make room look large

  • Remove magazines and papers

  • Remove any gym equipment

  • Clear clutter from shelves and tables

  • Hide all remotes

  • Hide loose home theater cables



  • Remove any visible clothes and clutter

  • Hide personal items and visible cables

  • Close all closets

  • Make beds and straighten pillows

  • Remove items from bed side table

  • Clean under bed, remove items which might show

  • If possible remove personal images and wall stickers

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