Checklist: How Prep Your Listing for Photos
Get the most out of your photoshoot & grab potential buyers attention by being prepared for the photoshoot!
We do this every day and want to share a few tips with you to get the most out of your marketing investment!
We have also attached a downloadable version to have on hand to send to your sellers!
Clean mirrors and reflective surfaces
Remove large personal photographs
Turn on all lights
Turn off all ceiling fans - fans cannot be moving
Remove all small rugs
Gather or hide cords and wires
Hide / remove all garbage cans, waste baskets and recycle bins
Remove all holiday decorations
Toys put away neatly
Put away cleaning supplies (brooms, vacuums, etc.)
Replace burned out bulbs - be sure all bulbs are the same color
Stow small appliances (blender, toaster, etc.)
Clear sink of dishes
Put away dish racks, sponges and brushes
Remove food boxes / bins / baskets, paper towels and napkins
Straighten / push in all dining chairs
Make the beds
Clear dresser tops
Laundry put away
Remove towels and robes hanging from hooks
Clear counters of toiletries
Clear styling tools
Remove products from showers and tubs
Hide waste baskets
Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front of the home
Put away or remove trashcans, recycle bins.
Roll up hoses.
Put toys / bicycles away
Remove animal toys / bowls.
Straighten all patio furniture
Remove pool toys and spa covers.
Turn on any water features
Remove empty flower pots
Remove all Holiday Decorations
Close garage door
Close front door
Remove kids / dogs / cats from windows
Complete all lawn maintenance (mow grass, blow clippings and leaves, trim shrubs)
Secure or crate cats and dogs. We love our pets, but these might be a turn off to buyers. No pets in photos. They don’t come with the house
Hide all pet dishes, beds, kennels, litter boxes, scratching posts and toys. Our photographers WILL NOT do this.
Following these tips can make the “not so great” quickly become “great” houses! Call me to discuss your challenges and come up with a game plan to achieve GREAT photos!
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