PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR PHOTOS
As a seller presenting your property is ultimately the most important thing you can do to maximise the sale price and sell your home faster.
For guidance we have put together a check list to help you to present your property not just for the photos but also for viewings.
Pre shoot checklist
Kitchen & Meal Areas
Clear all benches of any clutter
Remove and hide small appliances (kettles & toaster)
Remove all fridge magnets and photos onfridge
Clean all appliances (hobs, ovens & hoods)
Hide any loose electrical leads
Empty rubbish bins
Replace cooker hood light if needed
Set table with your best cutlery and plates
Add a centre piece such as flowers
Living & Family Rooms
Hide all TV remotes
Turn TV’s off
Remove magazines and papers
Remove gym equipment
Hide loose home theatre cables
Clear clutter from shelves and coffee tables
Arrange furniture to make room look large
Remove toothbrushes & shavers
Remove soap bottles from showers
Remove kids toys from bath
Remove cleaning products
Hide toilet brush & bin
Clean all mirrors and bench tops
Set out your best towels and present the room
Hide any personal items
Make all beds and straighten pillows
Remove items from bed side tables
Remove any clothes and clutter from the floor
Remove baby cots if applicable
Check in bedside lamps work
Move vehicles from the driveway and front
Remove rubbish (small and large)
Mow and edge grass front & back
Trim back overgrown trees and bushes
Sweep up cuttings and leaves
Put away kids toys like bikes, scooters etc.
Make sure outside lights work
Before the photographer arrives check over this list one more time and then start to prepare the property for photos by opening all curtains, close toilet lids, remove pets, turn off all televisions/computers and park all cars in the garage or down the road.
If you have small children, we recommend that you take the family out for a walk while we shoot your house. This avoids people ending up in the photos and streamlines your shoot.
Download a copy of this guide below.