To ensure your property is photo ready, we ask that every item on this list be checked off before photos can be taken. Professional photos of your home are the first and most important step in preparing your home for online viewing. The first place over 90% of buyers/investors look is online. We want your home to look it's very best in order to attract as many buyers and bring in more offers in a shorter amount of time. Thank you in advance for your hard work on preparing your home.
House in general:
___ Make sure all of the light bulbs work in the house, including lamp shades.
___ All ceiling fans turned off
___ Put away anything that is pet related (beds, dishes, toys etc.)
___Put baby gates away
___ Open all curtains and drapes, close windows, I'll adjust blinds depending on style
___ Remove all clutter from every room, remove family photos, tissue boxes, seasonal decorations
___ Clean windows if needed
___ Remove all of the magnets and items off of the refrigerator
___ Put away dishes, dish rags, scrubbers, dish racks and related items away
___ Counters need to be cleaned off, all that should be visible is small appliances and décor
___ Remove toaster ovens
___ Remove all trash cans
___ Remove mats and rugs off of floor
___ Remove free standing paper towel rolls
___ Clear countertops of all personal items like cups and toothbrushes, remove carpet toilet seat covers
___ Put extra toilet paper rolls, toilet brushes, tissue boxes , air fresheners, and floor mats away
___ Clean mirrors with a foam window cleaner, like Spray way (streaks really show in our photos)
___ Did I mention toilet brushes?
___ Make sure the beds are made, put away trash cans, laundry baskets put away
___ Make sure there is nothing under the bed that is visible, remove fans and tissue boxes
___ Move vehicles from driveway & front of the property
___ Put garden hoses either in garage, or on the side of the house
___ Sweep driveway, back patio etc.
___ Garbage bins stored out of sight
___ Lawn equipment, children's toys stored out of sight
___ Neatly arrange outdoor furniture
___ Flags taken down and stored (they move in the wind and cause issues with photos)
Note: I typically don't take photos of closets and garages. I usually take at least one photo of unfinished basements.