1- Get rid of removable storage

Remove all baskets, boxes, etc..from all the rooms to be photographed

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2- Clutter, Clutter, Clutter!

Remove ALL clutter throughout the house; the less the better.

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3- Put away all personal items

Remove all family photos, albums, etc..

4- Thin out your closet!

Take at least half of what is hanged in your closet.

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5- Get rid of all low energy bulbs as they produce bad color cast.

Use at least 3 lights per room. Daylight bulbs in 65 watts are recommended. Turn all the lights.

6- Hire a professional experienced in staging

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7- Hire a professional photographer specialized in Real Estate.

Nowadays most of the potential home buyers are relying on the internet before making any decisions. According to recent surveys photos are one of the most useful website feature,

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8- Consider a video of your property produced.

9- Make your Bathroom look impeccable

Make sure the toilet seat cover is down and that the towels are neatly folded. Close the shower curtain. Remove tooth brush, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, etc..

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10- Reveal interesting details like moldings, trims, fireplaces, etc..

11- Identify the money shot; reveal the best selling feature of your property.

12- Prepare the Front of the House

Remove cars, trash cans, trash bags, garden tools and clutter front of the font of the house.

13- Take care of your blinds

Make sure that all the blinds are at the same level throughout the house.

14- Lighten dark spaces.

A light colored throw blanket over Dark furniture or dark rugs will do wonders.

15- Make sure to clean all windows, bay windows and French glass doors.

The most photographed rooms are the kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, bedrooms, and bathrooms.