When you first get to a property for photography, homeowners should have the home all set up for you right? NOT NECESSARILY! Unfortunately, the inconvenient truth is that homeowners need help with what will be potential eye sores in their real estate photography. Here is a list of helpful to-do's when you enter a home for photography... QUICK FACTS for home photography prep:
- Turn on lights to front of house. It's a nice glow for front shots.
- Hide any large outdoor trash receptacles that would show in photos
- Turn on all the lights, including side lamps (Fans OFF). Put the homeowners or Realtor to work and have them start while you photograph the front (even over the stove lights!)
- Open blinds slats or open completely to see backyard or pool through living room (ask homeowners to help)
- Hide obvious personal photos/frames
- Hide shoes and jackets into a closet
- If something looks cluttered, let the homeowners help you hide objects
- No pool toys in the pool
- No animals in photos!
- Hide all trash cans...kitchen and bathroom
- Removed all refrigerator magnets (looks cluttery!)
- Remove cluttery kitchen such as a lot of small appliances on counters and hide Paper Towel Rolls!
- Make sure all the beds are made and pillows look neat (nothing strewn about)
- TOILET SEAT DOWN!
- Hide trash cans
- Hide toothbrushes (yuck!)
Guidelines: Walking into a Property for Photography is courtesy of www.myvisuallistingsprovider.com