IN ORDER TO GET THE BEST PHOTOS FROM ME, PLEASE BE ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL OR OUTSIDE AND AWAY FROM ANY WINDOWS WHILE I'M SHOOTING.
GETTING READY FOR PICTURES
"TREAT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY APPOINTMENT LIKE A SHOWING"
Your photographer is not a staging expert. If you have questions about how your home should look, please consult with your agent.
- CLUTTER: It's best if clutter is semi-permanently put away. But if you cannot do that, put your clutter in boxes or bins, and put ALL the bins in one bedroom or laundry room. Then when your photographer gets to that room they can easily move the bins out. Moving things from room to room while they stand there wastes time and is unnecessary with the right amount of preparation. This is ESPECIALLY important when you are having a walk-through video or Matterport done as well.
- WINDOWS: Raise or open the blinds, especially if you have a view. If you have time, remove the screens from the windows, and give the windows a good clean.
- FRIDGE: Remove everything from the top of the fridge, and the magnets/paper from the front and sides.
- FANS: Remove any portable fans from the space and TURN OFF all the ceiling fans. Portable fans plant the seed that the home is not comfortable, and ceiling fans look funky in pictures when they are spinning.
- LIGHTS: Turn on all the lights.
- BATHROOM ITEMS: Remove toothbrushes, and excess clutter from the sink.
- CURB APPEAL: Move the cars from the driveway and away from the front of the house. Tidy up the hose and toys
- YOU: During your photography appointment , stay away from the photographer. Go another floor, or even better, go grab a chat with a neighbor or go out for a bit. You will be happier with the pictures if you let your photographer have the space they need to get the best shots. If you are near a doorway or window, you WILL be seen in the photos. Your photographer does not have time to ask you repeatedly to move out of the frame.