HOW TO PREPARE FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

1. GENERAL

  •  Thoroughly clean whole house
  • Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Use bulbs of the same temperature (ALL incandescent or ALL compact fluorescent)
  • Turn all ceiling fans OFF
  • Turn all TVs OFF
  • Turn all computer screens OFF
  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
  • Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs)
  • Make all beds
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets

2. EXTERIOR

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Clean up landscaping
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove toys, sports balls
  • Remove garbage cans
 

3. KITCHEN

  • Clear counter tops completely. 
  • Leave out max of one small appliance
  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet
  • Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher
 

4. PETS

  • Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet
  • Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet
  • Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair
  • Contain pets in hidden crate or outside
  • Clear back yard of pet waste/toys