Why Prep for Photos?

Home buyers start their search online so it's very important to make a great first impression!

Have you ever walked into a builder model home? Everything is clean, perfect and in it's place. That's what your house should look like on the day of photos and everyday afterwards until you get an offer.  

Checklist

Interior

  • Clean the entire house! Vacuum carpet, Mop hard floors, Dust Ceiling Fans.

  • Turn all lights and lamps on to make sure lights are working. Replace burned out bulbs.

  • Use bulbs of the same type(All compact fluorescent or LED)

  • Remove personal items/photos 

  • Remove clutter

  • Empty trashcans

  • Remove items from Kitchen counters

  • Clear Kitchen Sink

  • Place bowl of fresh lemons on Kitchen Counter

  • Set the Dining Room table for dinner

  • Add Fresh Flowers on day of photo shoot

  • Make all Beds

  • Clean under the bed

  • Make the Bathrooms sparkle

  • New toilet paper, fresh soap, and fresh towels in all bathrooms

  • Clear Bathroom Counters

  • Remove all toiletries/hair dryers/toothbrushes

  • Clean Mirrors

  • Clean Toilet

  • Remove all items from tub and shower

  • Remove litter boxes, pet bowls and pet beds

Exterior

  • Clean Front Door/Doorbell

  • Remove Trash Cans from view

  • Sweep walkways

  • Trim Bushes/Trees

  • Cut grass/Trim edges

  • Plant colorful flowers in flower beds and flower pots

  • Decorate outdoor furniture for a party

  • Add colorful pillows to chairs

  • Remove all hoses

  • Call an Electrician to fix any electrical issues

  • Call a plumber to fix any water issues

  • Clean pool make sure it sparkles

  • Eliminate all traces of pets: bowls, hair and the pets themselves

  • Remove pet droppings from the backyard