How to prepare your property for our photographer and videographer
How to prepare your property for our photography and video
The more items you can tick off this list the better the photos will be.
If you can.... the more it looks like a dressed show homes or swish hotel bedrooms/bathroom, the better.
Think about furniture layout – Property photos of rooms are usually taken from the corner of the room, where the entrance door is located. So take a look at the room from this angle and consider how items may appear from here. For items that are close to the door you may consider moving them back, as they'll otherwise appear to be larger than they actually are.
Learn from the best and stage your home – Take a look at how the pros do it by studying stage homes, items may include wine glasses and flowers upon a table, and a bowl of fruit upon the kitchen work surface.
Clean all windows and glass
Remove all family and personal photos including wall frames (de-personalise)
Remove clutter from all rooms and surfaces
Remove all rugs and mats from the house (rugs that don't blend in to the floorcoverings can draw your eye to them - we can discuss)
Cushions all tidy
Let in the light – Lack of natural light is one of the biggest turn offs for home buyers – so draw back those curtains and wash or clean any nets or blinds. All blinds open
Remove all pet beds and toys
Add some luxury reed diffusers and fresh flowers around the home
Hide all TV remotes
Remove any newspapers and magazines
Hide as many power cords as you can in the house
Dining tables ideally laid and set for a formal dinner with plates and a centre piece
Open all doors that lead outside other than front door
Turn on all lights including all spotlights, counter lights, extractor hood lights, make sure all bulbs are working
Remove all fridge magnets
Remove all towels from the kitchen
Clean all stainless steel and chrome, including drainers, switches and taps
Remove virtually all items from kitchen worktops
Bathrooms completely decluttered and just a few items like a hotel - some luxury soaps etc
Fold all bathroom towels neatly, ideally fluffy white ones
All beds made and any spare rooms need to be dressed as a bedroom
Bedside tabletops and drawer tops need to be cleared
Cupboards and garages are normally not shot
Remove any gym equipment unless in the gym
Remove cars from driveway and park out of sight.
Paint front door
Mow the lawns
New flower planters on the doorstep
Turn on any external lights
Sweep path and driveways
Ensure the landscaping is well maintained (mow lawn, trim shrubs, remove weeds etc)
Hide all bins and recycling bins
Put toys, trampolines and bicycles away
Put away any gardening tools and supplies
Remove garden hoses and equipment
Set all deck or patio furniture up with cushions add some glasses and wine on tables
Clean barbeque exterior and remove any coverings
Clean pool area if applicable
Just before we arrive please turn on all lights (inc under-counter, extractors and shelving) and open all the room doors and all external doors and bifolds.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.