Preparing your home for photography
Inside / outside
Turn on all overhead lights, lamps, and exterior lights. Replace all burned out light bulbs!
Clean your windows and mirrors. This can make a huge difference!
Open all blinds, shades and curtains.
Wherever possible, remove all personal photographs.
Conceal garbage and recycle containers.
Remove all signs of pets, including food/water bowls, pet beds, toys, crates, ect.
Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, ect.
De-clutter fireplace mantle/hearth
Clear countertops completely.
Remove floor mats and put toilet seats down.
Pare down kitchen items...the good looking stainless steel cappuccino machine can stay! The worn pots and pans need a temporary new home.
Refrigerators should be cleared of any magnets, pictures, and flyers.
Make the bed, use decorative pillows/shams if available
Remove clutter from walls and tabletops (phone chargers, nightstands, tops of dressers, desks ect.)
Remove cars from the driveway. Some MLS services will not accept pictures if cars are in the frame.
Neatly roll and store hoses and sprinklers.
Lawns should be well manicured and leaves raked.
Remove pool and/or BBQ covers.
Remove children's toys where possible.
Blow or sweep walkways, patios and driveways.
Let us know if you have any questions!