REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY PREPARATION GUIDE

Below please find several tips for a successful real estate photo shoot. We highly recommend that the agent arrive at the property 15 minutes before his or her scheduled appointment to verify that the home is photo-ready. If you have any further questions about preparing the property for your photo shoot, please contact us.

Interior Tips:

  • Turn on all interior lights and replace all non-working bulbs.

  • Lower blinds and keep them open.

  • If the windows have curtains, open them.

  • Vacuum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.

  • Fluff and straighten pillows on sofas and chairs.

  • Turn off televisions, computers, and all fans.

  • Unplug and hide all non-essential electrical cords.

  • Confirm all windows and mirrors are clean and streak free.

  • Make sure beds are made and are clean.

  • Close toilet lid and fold all towels in bathrooms.

  • Close shower door or curtain.

  • Remove and hide all toiletries, bar soaps, shampoos, etc.

  • Remove kitchen and bath mats.

  • Clean off counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen.

  • Place a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table or counter to add color.

  • Make sure dining room table and chairs are clean and straight.

  • Remove any clutter from exterior of refrigerator.

  • De-clutter the home by removing cleaning supplies, magazines, toys, etc.

 

Exterior Tips:

  • Cars need to be in the garage with doors closed.

  • No cars parked in driveway or front of the house.

  • Clean and sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.

  • Hide trash cans, lawn and garden tools, etc..

  • Mow the yard and remove all lawn debris.

  • Disconnect and hide lawn hoses, if possible.

  • Remove all flags, hanging ornaments and home security signs.

  • Trim bushes, trees and plants to allow a clear view of the property.

  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and/or flowers.

  • Put patio umbrellas up and remove BBQ grill covers.

  • Clean swimming pool and put away cleaning equipment.

  • Close all windows and lower blinds to the same height.

 

For Best Results:

  • Please have your home cleaned, prepped and staged prior to your shoot.

  • If you prefer not to have “color cast” from interior lights, turn them off.

  • Do not hold an “Open House” during your photo shoot.

  • Please communicate any special requests prior to your appointment.

  • Do not schedule any other workers at the same time of your shoot.

  • Arrive early for your appointment to make sure the home is in order.

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