• Florida Visual Marketing

Checklist: How Prep Your Listing for Photos


You’ve made the investment, now lets get the most out of your photoshoot to bring potential buyers in quicker!


We do this every day and we have seen a lot of great homes and not so great homes.  Here are some tips to help your home photograph the best.

We have also attached a downloadable version to have on hand to send to your sellers!


Interior

  • Open all curtains and raise all blinds to show off all windows.

  • Turn ON all lights and turn OFF all fans.

  • If it reflects then it will reflect i.e. mirrors, big screen TVs, laundry machines, shower doors, large picture windows, etc. please make sure they are wiped down

  • De-clutter, put away valuables and remove large personal photographs.

  • Remove rugs to show hardwood or high-end flooring.

Kitchen & Dining

  • Minimize counters, small appliances should be removed (mixer, coffee pot, toaster, blender, etc.)

  • Sink: no dishes, soap, washrags, dish racks, or brushes.

  • Fridge: remove magnets, art projects, photos, etc. from front and sides.

  • Remove food boxes/bins/baskets off top.

  • Table, chairs, bar stools should all be neat.

  • Simplify table and if there is a centerpiece, it should be low. If table over takes the space remove leaf and extra chairs.

  • Remove garbage cans & recycle bins…in kitchen, office, bedrooms, bathrooms, and behind bars…etc.

Bedrooms

  • Clean mirrors & vanity counters, shower doors, bathtubs, and fixtures.

  • Towels should be fresh and straightened.

  • Remove excess rugs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, curling irons/straighteners, blow dryers, or personal products.

  • Remove all products from shower and tub!

  • Garbage cans out. Roll up toilet paper.

Bathrooms

  • Clean mirrors & vanity counters, shower doors, bathtubs, and fixtures.

  • Towels should be fresh and straightened

  • Remove excess rugs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hairbrushes, curling irons/straighteners, blow dryers, or personal products. 

  • Remove all products from shower and tub!

  • Garbage cans out. 

  • Roll up toilet paper.

Lower Level


  • All Lights on, blankets off couches, video games put away, pool tables uncovered, bar top cleared, stools aligned, toys put away neatly, etc.

  • Remove any Holiday Decorations.





Exterior

  • Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front of the home.

  • Remove trash cans, recycle cans. (or put in garage).

  • Replace or remove tattered flags & banner.

  • Remove Children's balls, toys, bikes, scooters, plastic play sets etc.

  • Remove animal toys, chains, food, beds water bowls etc.

  • Setup patio umbrellas and straighten all patio furniture/cushions.

  • Remove pool and spa covers. Turn on water in spas.

  • Empty flower pots or boxes should be removed.

  • Shut the front door and garage door as well as all windows and remove people/dogs/cats from windows!

  • Remove any Holiday Decorations.

Pets

  • Pets, you love your pets…but these might be a turn off to some buyers… please remove pets during photo shoot.

  • Remove all pet items including bowls, beds, toys, scratch posts, and litter boxes.



* TWILIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY NOTE *


If twilight photography is ordered please have all exterior lights, interior lights, landscape lighting, and pool lights working.





Following these tips can make the “not so great” quickly become “great” houses! Call us to discuss your challenges and come up with a game plan to achieve GREAT photos!


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