Our Top Ten Tips for Getting Ready for Professional Photos

December 1, 2015
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December 1, 2015 PictureItSold

When you book your shoot, we will send you our “Preparing Your Home for Professional Photography” document, a 33-point checklist that you and your sellers can use. These items are critical to getting the best results possible on the day of the the photo shoot. Below are some that we identify as our top ten tips. Feel free to contact us to request the full document!

  1. De-clutter -This is the most important tip. A cluttered home doesn’t photograph well and can also make spaces appear much smaller.
  2. Depersonalize – Family portraits, offensive art and sports team memorabilia should be put away when possible.
  3. Dust/Vacuum – This goes without saying but with today’s high resolution images the camera sees everything.
  4. Towels – Leave guest towels out, but hide all others, like master bath towels.
  5. Trash Cans – Hide the trash cans, inside and outside!
  6. Refrigerator – Remove all magnets or decorations. This makes a big difference, as a large uncluttered surface is restful to the eye.
  7. Blinds – Open all shades, blinds and curtains. You want to let in as much light as possible. Plus, HDR photos show off our beautiful views through open blinds.
  8. Cars – Remove all vehicles from driveway and if possible keep from parking them in front of the house.
  9. Lawn Trimmed – Neatly trimmed and manicured lawns always photograph better. Fresh mulch and healthy plantings are also important.
  10. Pets – Hide any water/food bowls and toys. We love pets, but buyers generally don’t want to imagine other people’s animals in their future home.


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