Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Preparing your home for Photography is a key part of the selling process. Your home needs to show at it's BEST. Online, the buyer's will not spend more than a few seconds viewing a home if they do not get a good first impression.
Taking the following steps will help your photographer to capture your home at it's best.
- Clean home thoroughly.
- Vacuum carpets.
- Wash floors.
- Wash windows.
- Wash mirrors and all glass on display.
- Touch up with paint and fill any holes or scratches on the walls.
- Declutter and remove excess furniture and family items.
- Store unnecessary items in the garage. (Leave the walls visible to enable laser measurements).
- Remove personal family photos, certificates and diplomas.
- Test all lights make sure that they work and turn them on prior to the photographer's arrival.
- In all closets, leave segments of each wall visible for the iGUIDE laser system to properly calculate the dimensions of the storage space.
- Toilet seats should be down, or closed.
- The doors on you washer and dryer should be closed.
- Clear countertops of excess appliances and items.
- Empty sinks and put away all of the dishes.
- Move garbage bins out of view.
- Remove all artwork from the refrigerator.
- Remove towels from the front of the oven.
- Clear counter tops of personal items.
- Clean mirrors, glass surfaces, toilets, tubs and shower.
- Hide bins.
- Leave shower curtains OPEN for laser measurements.
- Hang clean towels from the racks.
- Make beds and tidy the room.
- Put all toys away.
- Make sure that true valuables are removed from sight.
- Summer - make sure that the lawn is mowed and weeds removed.
- Keep toys off of the lawn and place bikes and sports items in storage.
- WINTER - keep the driveway and sidewalks shovelled and salted.
***All staging should be complete before the photographer's arrival. The photographer cannot participate in the moving of household items.***