Lights, Camera, ACTION!

In many ways, marketing your home is like making a movie. We are telling a story, Your Homes’ Story. Nobody knows your home like You do. That’s why we need Your help. We’ve learned over the years that there are some things that you can do to help us maximize your homes marketability.

  • During daylight hours, open all draperies and window shades

  • Open windows thirty (30) minutes before showing to circulate fresh air

  • To make the residence more inviting, open all the doors between rooms

  • If possible, place fresh flowers on the kitchen table and/or in the living room

  • If possible, bake cookies or bread in advance to add a tantalizing ‘homey’ aroma

  • Replace items not included in the sale, or tag them appropriately with “to be replaced with…” or “not included” signs

  • All jewelry and small valuables should be stored in a safety deposit box or in a locked closet

  • Pets should be confined or restricted from view. Also, be sure to eliminate pet odors. Some people may be allergic to them.

  • The kitchen and bathroom (towels folded and toilet lid down) should be spotless

  • Bedrooms should also be tidy (beds should be made and clothes picked up)

  • Start at the front door and walk through Your home and remove ‘clutter’

  • Because You are moving anyway, why not start packing ‘now’ with excess seasonal clothing, toys and other items stored in closets

  • Cabinets, Closets and other visible storage areas need to be ‘thinned’ out to showcase extra space

Your Home Has Only One Chance To Make A Great Impression!


  • Mow lawn, trim shrubs, edge gardens / walkways, weed / mulch, sweep walkways / driveway, remove branches, litter or toys

  • Repair broken windows and shutters, replace torn screens, make sure frames and seams have solid caulking

  • Clean and repair patio and deck area

  • Make sure pool or spa sparkles

  • Touch-up exterior paint, repair gutters and eaves

  • Clean and remove rust from any window air conditioning units

  • Make sure doorbell is in good working order

  • Paint or stain front door


  • Add a fresh coat of interior paint in light, neutral colors

  • Clean and wax hardwood floors, refinish if necessary

  • Clean / wash kitchen and bathroom floors

  • Clean the fireplace

  • Remove extra furniture, worn rugs and items you don’t use

  • Repair problems such as leaking taps and toilets or squeaky doors

  • Add dishes of potpourri

  • Secure any valuables

Room By Room


  • Make it cozy and inviting, discard chipped or worn furniture and worn rugs


  • Polish any visible silver and crystal

  • Se the table for a formal dinner to help viewers imagine entertaining guest


  • Make sure appliances are spotless inside and out

  • Make sure all appliances are in perfect working order

  • Wax or sponge floor to brilliant shine

  • Unclutter all counter space, remove countertop appliances

  • Empty Garbage and Remove Odors

  • Thin out Cabinets and Refrigerator (Yes, People Open Doors!)

  • Clean all stainless steel shine

  • Do NOT cook Fish or oily food products while Showing


  • Remove all rust and mildew

  • Make sure fixtures are polished

  • Make sure fixtures are in good repair

  • Replace loose caulking or grout