Professional Real Estate Photography
Showcases the best attributes of the property.
Invites potential Buyers to tour the home.
How to Prepare YOUR property - to get the most from your shoot: ...
When in doubt - throw it out - and .... always go neutral.
- Turn on all interior and exterior lights. Replace all burned-out light bulbs. All bulbs should be the same color. White is best.
- Clean windows, mirrors and pictures under glass. Open, even out all blinds and window treatments.
- Remove personal photographs, certificates, degrees, magnets and mementoes.
- Conceal garbage and recycle containers.
- Remove table coverings.
- Remove all signs of pets: food/water bowls, pet beds, chew toys, crates, kitty boxes, etc.
- During the shoot - remove the pet(s). **Additional fees may apply otherwise.
- Turn off TVs and computer screens, put remotes away. Conceal electric chords and wires as best as possible.
- De-clutter, clear and clean all (including fireplace mantel/hearth, front door, foyer). Put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, shoes etc. It’s a lot cheaper to put these things away before the photo shoot than to pay to have the photos “photoshopped”.
- Depersonalize: remove personal photos and any potentially offensive art (believe me, I’ve seen it all!). Remove guns.
- Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations that can quickly outdate your decor.
- Hide all trash cans.
Kitchen and Dining Areas
- Make sure all chairs are evenly placed, symmetrical and matching or remove.
- Store alcohol, wine and glassware away.
- Reduce clutter: tuck appliance wires out of sight, remove all cleaning supplies and hanging towels.
- Vases with flowers or fruit bowls can also add a nice touch to the scene.
- All lights should be on including under cabinet lighting and over stove lighting.
- Refrigerators should be cleared of magnets, pictures and flyers. Wipes and finger prints removed.
- Clean and polish off sink, faucet and all fixtures so they shine.
- Remove all shampoos, conditioners, body-washes, etc. from the shower.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
- Make bed and pull bedding tightly and evenly.
- Remove all clutter from the top of the dressers and the night stands.
- Make sure bedside lamps are working and with same color bulbs.
- Store away phone/tablet charging cables, personal items, etc.
- If you have a desk in the room, clear it off.
- Check under beds - the camera sees all!
- Clean the mirrors and shine faucets!
- Clear counter-tops completely. No plastic soap dispensers, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.
- If you have glass shower doors, remove all shampoos, soaps, and brushes from the shower. **Clean the glass shower doors!
- Remove dirty towels – leave out only matching, clean towels.
- Remove floor mats.
- Put the toilet seats down.
- Remove all lime or soap film from tiles - it reflects light and will show as white blotches in the photo!
- Remove cars, bikes, toys from the driveway and store away.
- Store hoses, sprinklers and all yard equipment . Sprinklers off prior to shoot and during the time of the shoot.
- Lawns should be well-manicured. Remove dead plantings, foliage, stick piles and pinecones. Rake leaves, pine-straw, and cover bare patches of dirt with sod, etc.
- Remove pool covers, BBQ covers, fire pit covers, chair covers, etc. Put nice cushions out.
- Blow or sweep your walkways, patio, decks, porches and driveways. Remove stains on concrete at entrance and walkways.
- Store trash containers in garage and put garage door down.
- Have exterior lights on for shoot with matching bulbs.
Home Owners should expect to plan for photo shoot to last 2 hours; 3D and Floor Plan will take an additional hour.
***Additional charges may apply if home is not prepared nor vacated, resulting in additional shooting time or requiring a re-shoot.
Additional charges may apply if cancellations is less than 24 hours notice.