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HOME PREPARATION GUIDE

             PRE MARKETING                                                                                                                    We will be photographing both the inside and outside of your






                                                                                                                                              home. We will be photographing all major rooms. We normally

                                                                                                                                              do not photograph the garage or closets unless there a special

        Photo by Jim Barnes                                                                                                              PLANNING                                                                      INTERIORS
                                                                                                                                              features included. If special features in your home are not obvious,
                                                                                                                                              please let us know so they can be included in the shoot.




       5003 Aberdeen Ln., El Dorado Hills CA   •                                                                                           It’s best the occupants plan to be away                    Hide pet bowls, toys, and litter boxes





                                                                                                                                           during the photo session since the time
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Open all shades/blinds. Clean all windows
                                                                                                                                           on site can last several hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hide trash cans
                                                                                                                                           Pets need to be removed or secured in a
                                                                                                                                           comfortable place
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Turn on all lights. Replace broken bulbs as

                                                                                                                                           maintenance, gardeners, etc during your
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Turn ceiling fans o
       SOLD  •                                                                                                                             Avoid scheduling house cleaners, pool                      necessary
                                                                                                                                           appointment
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contain children’s toys out of sight
           YOUR HOUSE AND ITS CONDITION                                                                                                  EXTERIORS                                                    De-clutter all rooms. Remove excess newspa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      pers/ magazines, and remotes


           If you want to sell any big-ticket item, it has to be attractive to potential buyers.                                           Remove vehicles from driveways                             Make all beds and tidy bedrooms. Hang or put
                                                                                                                                                                                                      away all clothing
           When it comes to a house, you need to go the extra mile to accommodate a                                                        Do not park directly in front of house                     Straighten dining room chairs
           host of varying tastes and style preferences. For instance, brightly painted                                                    If possible, clean outdoor windows

           bedroom walls may not appeal to every possible buyer.  Pets and their                                                           Remove or hide all garden tools including                                   KITCHEN
                                                                                                                                           hoses and sprinklers
           accompanying environment may not be appreciated by all buyers either.
                                                                                                                                           Mow and rake yard. Sweep driveways,
                                                                                                                                           porch, and sidewalks                                        Remove photos, notes, and magnets from
           We can help you identify all loose ends and coordinate resources to complete                                                                                                                refrigerator

           any needed, outstanding maintenance.                                                                                          BATHROOMS                                                     De-clutter countertops and remove day-to-day
                                                                                                                                                                                                       utensils

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Remove items from sink
           We can also help advise the most e  ective ways to prepare your house for                                                       De-clutter by removing personal items from                  Straighten stools and chairs
           photography and buyer showings. Tips like removing clutter, personal items, or                                                  showers and coutertops                                      Remove trash can

           other distractions ensures potential buyers can see themselves living in your                                                   Toilet seats down
           home.                                                                                                                           Remove rugs, remove cleaning brushes and
                                                                                                                                           trash cans

                                                                                                                                           Replace with full roll of toilet paper



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