Preparing for your Photoshoot

Preparing for your Photoshoot
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Preparing for your Photoshoot

We’ve taken everything we’ve learned photographing and video tours of over a thousand properties to help homeowners prepare their homes for photoshoots. In our experience and research following the checklist below will ensure that your property is as marketable as possible

Kitchen

Lighting

  • All interior lights on, including floor lamps, under cabinet lighting, stovetop lighting, bedside lamps, ceiling fan lights, and any other secondary light sources
  • Ensure that all light bulbs work and replace any burnt-out bulbs
  • Open window treatments all the way in every room, horizontal blinds should be twisted open, not pulled up and all equally level

Kitchen

  • Remove all non-decorative items from the counters (dish soap, paper towels, phones, cleaning supplies, etc) 
  • Remove magnets, photos, kids artwork, etc from the refrigerator

kitchenBathrooms

  • Lower all toilet seats
  • Clear countertops of non-decorative items
  • Remove toiletries from the bath/shower area (curtains/door are often opened to show off tiling/fixtures)

Front and back yards

  • Take any flags down
  • Put hoses and any other equipment away, organize patio/deck
  • Pick up pet waste, put away garbage bins and generally clean up the yard
  • Freshly cut lawn and landscaping in good shape
  • Ensure any pool cleaning equipment is removed and the pool has been cleaned

Pets

  • Keep pets out of the way during the shoot (in the back yard, garage or unfinished basement, for example)
  • Put away pet supplies, including food/water bowls, crates, toys, etc

Vehicles

  • Ensure that no vehicles are in the driveway or on the street in front of the home 
  • Close garage doors

Staging

  • If available, place unobtrusive decorative items on counters and tables – examples include fresh flowers, bowls of fruit, pottery, vases, and candles

Holiday Decor

  • Remove all holiday decor – examples include Pumpkins, Christmas trees, menorahs, Christmas lights, wreaths from the front door, etc

Other

  • Turn ceiling fans off
  • Put all personal items away
  • Remove any religious symbols from view
  • Generally, make the house as clean and de-cluttered as possible
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