real estate checklist

Exterior Front and Back

  • Move cars and trash bins out of sight

  • Close all windows & clean outside of them if possible

  • Sweep or shovel walkways

  • Pick up leaves, sticks, branches and pet waste

  • Cut grass, if applicable to the season

  • Add fresh landscape coverings, such as wood bark

  • Put toys, bicycles away

  • Store seasonal décor

  • Stow garden tools, supplies

  • Remove all hoses

  • Straighten and arrange deck furniture

  • Clean light fixtures and turn them on


Interior: Main Areas

  • Remove personal items/photos

  • Remove all visible clutter

  • Open shades/blinds

  • Replace burned out light bulbs

  • Tidy up or put away all children’s toys

  • Empty waste baskets

  • Hide pet dishes/toys/beds

  • Vacuum carpets

  • Sweep & mop hard floors

  • Remove newspapers, mail

  • Display attractive books

  • Turn off televisions

  • Turn on all lights

  • Clean all windows​

Interior: Dining Room

  • Straighten/push in dining chairs

  • Add centerpiece, candles, not flowers

  • Set the table for dinner

  • Add a bottle of wine, glasses

  • Clean any mirrors and/or windows

  • Open shades/blinds

​Interior: Kitchen

  • Remove all items from outside of refrigerator & buff fridge doors

  • Store food in cabinets

  • De-clutter counters, stove

  • Stow small appliances

  • Hide soaps, cleaning items

  • Hide dish towels, sponges

  • Clear sink of dishes

  • Put away draining rack

  • Organize items on open shelves

  • Place bowl of fruit on counter, not flowers

  • Clean all windows

  • Buff shiny surfaces


Interior: Bedrooms

  • Make the beds

  • Arrange decorative pillows

  • Put away clothing, shoes

  • Close closet doors

  • Clean under the bed

  • Clear surfaces of clutter

  • Remove personal photos

  • Clean mirrors and/or windows

  • Open shades/blinds


Interior: Bathrooms

  • Make the bathrooms sparkle

  • Hang fresh towels

  • Clear counters of toiletries

  • Clean mirrors

  • Dust light fixtures

  • Clean toilet and close lid

  • Remove all items from tub and shower

  • Update shower curtain

Anchor Photography

Wasilla, AK        

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