Selling your home is like selling a product it has to be shown at its best

May 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Selling your home is like selling a product 

Tips for preparing your property for photography

Here is a quick guide on how to make the most of your property and get the best interior and exterior photography shots you can:
 

  • Thoroughly clean whole house. vacuum carpets, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows
  • Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Turn all TVs ON this gives more colour in the room 
  • Turn all computer screens ON
  • Open blinds or curtain to let in outside light
  • Remove personal photographs if you don't was them in your pictures
  • Make all beds
  • Remove small floor rugs or mats
  • Place all shoes/jackets in cupboards 
  • Clear clutter
  • Remove kid's toys
  • Put utensils away 
  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher
  • Rubbish bins can be unsightly
  • Hide away the pet food bowls
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
  • Remove personal bathroom supplies (shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, towels)
  • Where possible hide away wires and if you need to unplug unused appliances and hide the cables.
  • Lighting is important so ensure lights work which will give a warm feel to your property
  • Preparing  a room is a way of showing it at its best. This is can be done by temporarily repositioning furniture in a room to make it look bigger and putting lamps on tables and flowers in vases, or setting a table for dinner.

 

Exterior Property Photography:

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Clean up landscaping mow the grass, trim shrubs, clear leaves)
  • Remove empty planters
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove washing lines 
  • Remove toys, sports balls,  soccer goals, etc
  • Hide wheelie bins 
  • Set out any garden furniture.

 


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