How to Prepare Your Home for
Professional Real Estate Photography
Your Real Estate Agent has invested in Professional Photography to market your home. Professionals know over 90% of home buyers are using the internet to begin their search, and professional photographs garner 61% more views than others. But, I need your help in order to prepare for your photography appointment.
I will be photographing the exterior and interior including all major rooms. Preparation of your home is vital prior to my arrival. The following check list will help represent your home in the best light possible.
De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished as they do not photograph well
Throw rugs and runners in entryways, kitchens and bathrooms should be removed
Replace any burned out lightbulbs in fixtures and lamps, preferably the same type and style
Remove piles of newspapers and magazines
Hide all stereo/TV remote controls
Conceal exposed cables as best you can (cable coax, electrical cables)
Remove clutter and personal photos from bookshelves, tables and cabinets
Dining room-Consider a centerpiece or candles
Bedrooms-Make all beds with careful attention to detail and remove all bedside clutter-magazines, books, pictures etc.
Bathrooms-Remove all personal items off of counters (i.e: toothbrush, soap dish, makeup etc.) Remove shampoo and other products from shower/tub area. Clean mirrors and hang fresh matching towels
Kitchen-Clear off countertops and remove small appliances. Remove ALL photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator. Clear the top of refrigerator.
Exterior-Remove all vehicles from driveway and do not park directly in front of house. Move garbage cans out of sight, remove all garden tools, garden hose, children’s toys. Mow and rake yard and sweep sidewalks, driveways and patio areas.