Guide On How To Get the Property Ready For Photography
Please follow the steps below to ensure a successful photoshoot and attractive images
Inside The House
Please declutter the property as much as possible. Too many items makes the property feel small.
Clean the house as best as possible and ensure that the countertops are clean and the carpets are vacuumed.
Please make sure that all the light bulbs are working and have all the lights (and lamps) on prior to our arrival.
Open the windows and curtains and turn off the TVs and the ceiling fans.
Conceal as many electrical cords as possible.
Put toys away.
Take down any large family photos so they aren't noticeably visible.
Hide remotes, newspapers and any other items that are cluttering the space.
Kitchen and Dinning
Remove all photos and magnets from the refrigerator.
Make sure that there aren’t dirty dishes or food visible.
Add a bowl of fruit, flowers or simple centerpiece to the table or counter.
A few countertop appliances are ok, but keep it minimal.
Remove children’s high chairs and booster seats.
Make the bed
pick up clothes and shut dresser drawers.
Clean mirrors and countertops.
Put toys away.
Remove wet towels, toothbrushes, bathrobes, kleenex boxes, wastebaskets, non decorative soap dispensers and toilet brushes.
Put the toilet seat down.
Remove rugs to show off the floor.
Hide laundry inside the machines and organize any shelves.
If you don’t feel it’s photographable, use it to hide items from other rooms.
Take the cover off and put it away.
Rack the billiard balls as if you’re ready to play.
Lay two pool cues on the table on each side of the racked balls.
We know, your pet is adorable, but they really shouldn't be in the photos. If your dog likes to say "hello" when people come over, please keep them somewhere they won't be able to jump on the photographer and their equipment.
Hide food dishes, cat trees and pet beds.
Outside The House
Remove cars, boats, trailers, etc from the driveway and if they can’t fit in the garage, park them on the street and away from the house.
Hide garbage cans and any other items from the front, sides and the back of the house.
Make sure the garage doors are closed.
Backyard, Deck and Patios
If your grill is presentable, remove it’s cover.
If you have an umbrella, open it.
Arrange chairs neatly around the table, fire pit or pool.
Hide the lawn mower, rakes, kids toys, etc.
Garages, Storage Rooms, Closets, Utility Rooms
We don’t usually photograph these so use them as a hiding space for the stuff you removed from other areas of your home. If you would like them photographed, please let us know.
We can typically still get a yard photo but might not be able to get a shot of the back of the house if the snow gets too high. If you have a fence, make sure the gate isn't frozen shut and if the snow is difficult to walk through, please plow a path into your back yard so we can get a shot of the back of your house.
We truly appreciate your kind efforts in having the property photo-ready prior to the photographer's arrival.