Prepare Your Home For Real Estate Photography

Pro Tip: Replace all old yellow light bulbs in light fixtures and lamps with new white LED Bulbs!!!

KITCHEN
The most important room in the house is the kitchen. Buyers consider this the focal point of the house. Here are some of the things sellers should do in order to get the best possible kitchen photography

-Clear off the kitchen counter
-Take all notes, magnets, and pictures off the fridge
-Hide the dish-cloth and soap
-Obviously no dirty dishes anywhere
-Clean, Clean, Clean…..stove top, counters, floors
-If you have under-counter lighting, make sure it all works

BATHROOMS
Bathroom renovations are among the most costly renovations in any house. Even if your baths have not been upgraded, you can still show them off

-No visible tooth-brushes
-Put out a fresh soap bar, or better yet, a soap dispenser
-Hide all cosmetics
-Fresh towels hung from racks
-Full roll of toilet paper on the dispenser
-Clean, Clean, Clean….everything.
-Turn Your Throne into a masterpiece

LIVING ROOM
This room should look comfortable, inviting, and relaxing. NOT overstuffed with furniture.

-Dust and vacuum everything
-A couple of decorative pillows on the couch
-Lamps all work properly
-Remove any excess furniture
-Make sure curtains, drapes, or blinds are clean and open

DINING ROOM
De-Clutter, and follow these tips.

-Should only contain a table, chairs, and hutch
-Less is more: Remove excess chairs
-Take any extra centerpieces off of the table, or make it smaller.
-Flower or Glass Vase centerpiece on the table is ok
-Clean, Clean, Clean…everything

Pro Tip: Put all personal items away – Tooth brushes, cleaning, supplies, shower accessories…

MASTER BEDROOM
Should appear not too busy or cluttered.

-Remove everything off the dresser top
-Night-tables are for a lamp and maybe one book
-Make sure lights and lamps all work (Turn All Lights ON)
-Beds properly made
-Use a duvet and accent pillows
-Make sure curtains and blinds are clean and in good condition

YARD
Front and backyards are the first impressions. Follow these steps

-Curb Appeal starts with the front yard
-Rake leaves, clear off the driveway and sidewalk
-Curb Appeal also includes the backyard
-Grass cut, any bare patches filled in
-All toys and tools packed away

Driveway
Front driveways are another first impression. Follow these steps

-Powerwash If possible
-Keep cars clear off the street and being in driveway photos
-Cut grass and rack leaves and sticks
-All trash cans, toys, tools, and hoses are packed away