InteriorProfiles Photography

Prep - Show - Sell

PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Choosing professional photographs for your home is a big step in getting top dollar for your investment. It's like getting ready for family pictures, putting on good clothes and doing hair and makeup. So below is a quick list of items to attend to before we arrive.


Exterior
•    Shovel walks and driveways.  If time permits, sweep them as well Or mow the  
lawn (depending on the season)
•    Remove vehicles from driveways and try not to park directly in front of the house.
•    Trim hedging and overgrown shrubbery
•    Remove portable garbage container
•    Flower beds should be neat and free of excessive weed growth.
•    Put away any garden tools (hoses and sprinklers).


Living Areas
•    Replace ALL burnt out lights (inside and out)
•    Remove small clutter
•    Consider removing some furniture in cluttered rooms. It gives the feeling of large space and photographs better
•    Tidy or remove magazines and newspapers
•    Hide remote controls and power bars or power cords where possible
•    Kids room – organize or remove toy clutter
•    **** A simple flower or other arrangement can add to photos


Kitchen

•    Clear appliances from counters (toaster, coffee maker, etc)
•    Remove magnets, photos, calendars, etc from refrigerator
•    Hide tea towels
•    **** A nice bowl with fresh fruit can enhance photographs


Bathrooms and En suite
•    Clear counter tops of any toiletry items (toothbrush, etc)
•    Put out your best towels and straighten them or remove towels altogether
•    Close toilet seat lid


Bedrooms
•    Make the beds, use throw pillows if you have them.
•    Bedside tables should be free of tissue boxes, remote controls, jewelery, etc.


These steps make your house look great for pictures and prepare it for all the viewings. It’s well worth your time and effort.

You many feel the need to take it to the next level and do home staging. This can be done by the homeowner or by a home staging professional. It too is truly worth while and can provide great payback when it comes to more viewings, higher asking price.