Preparing for a Real Estate Photography Appointment

May 05, 2021

Preparing your home to present it in the best way is the most important thing you can do achieve your best results for price and ease!

Here is a checklist to assist you: Please have this checklist complete before my arrival.

 

General

  • Do a thorough surface clean
  • Turn all lights & replace any bad light bulbs
  • Keep all windows closed and open blinds to the same height/width. 
  • Remove extra furniture
  • Turn all TV screens/PC monitors off
  • Remove all personal photographs, or framed personal keepsakes
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring unless there is a stain
  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets (Declutter)
  • No plastic or paper showing 

Outside

 

  • Remove all cars from driveways and away from the property
  • Close garage doors
  • Remove trash bins
  • Mow and edge grass front & back, trim overgrown trees and brushes
  • Remove any toys and sports equipment
  • Remove visible water hoses and empty planters and garden tools
  • Sweep up cuttings and leaves
  • Clean pool area

 

Kitchen

  • Straighten/push in chairs
  • Have nothing in your sink and wipe it dry
  • Clear countertops of clutter
  • Remove any small appliances that are easily stored
  • Remove fridge magnets and photos
  • Store dishes and put away draining rack
  • Hide soaps and cleaning items
  • Remove visible rubbish bins
  • Add a center piece such as flowers or candles to the tables
  • Hide hand towels unless they are for display only

Living Areas

 

  • Arrange the furniture to make room look large
  • Remove magazines and papers
  • Remove any gym equipment
  • Clear clutter from shelves and tables
  • Hide all remotes
  • Hide loose home theater cables


Bathrooms
 
  • Clear countertops completely
  • Remove toothbrushes and shavers
  • Clean all mirrors and bench tops
  • Hang fresh towels
  • Remove all items from bathtubs and showers
  • Clean toilet and CLOSE LIDS
  • Remove floor mats

 

Bedrooms

 

  • Remove any visible clothes and clutter
  • Hide personal items and visible cables
  • Close all closets
  • Make beds and straighten pillows
  • Remove items from bed side table
  • Close drawers
  • Clean under bed, remove items which might show
  • If possible remove personal images and wall stickers

 

 

 


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