Photography Checklist

Updated 5/1/20 for Covid 19* 

The photographing of occupied homes is set to resume upon 5/15/20 and will be booked

on a case by case basis.

 

While we always do our best to help move small items, we expect that the home be ready for us to shoot when we arrive at the property.  We ask that if the agent is particular about staging, they arrive before us to make sure it meets their expectations before we begin.

 

PLEASE HAVE ALL LIGHTS ON AND CARS OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY SO THAT WE CAN GET STARTED RIGHT AWAY.

General

  1. Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows)

  2. Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON

  3. Replace all burned out light bulbs

  4. Turn all ceiling fans OFF

  5. Turn all TVs OFF and store remotes in a drawer or behind throw pillows

  6. Turn all computer screens OFF

  7. Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light

  8. Make all beds nicely without sheets peeking out underneath

  9. Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring

  10. Place all shoes/jackets in closets

 

 

Front Exterior

  1. Close garage doors

  2. Remove cars from driveway and front of home

  3. Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)

  4. Remove empty planters

  5. Place large trash cans on side of home or put in street 

 

Backyard

  1. Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions

  2. Clear out kid's toys, balls, frisbees, etc.

  3. Clean pool and hide any cleaning supplies and tools

  4. Clear back yard of pet waste/toys

  5. Remove landscaping trash bins (put in street )

 

Kitchen

  1. Clear countertops COMPLETELY of clutter.

  2. Leave out max of three small appliances (ex. coffee maker)

  3. Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.

  4. Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher or cabinets

  5. Remove soap dispensers (you can put in kitchen sink basin)

 

Dining Room

  1. Clear table, dust and polish the table top

  2. Use decorative place setting if available

  3. Feature one center piece such as a small dish. Please no large or tall items.

  4. Straighten all chairs and space them evenly

  5. Remove child seats/booster chairs

 

 

Bedrooms

 

  1. Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available

  2. Clear nightstands of all personal items, ESPECIALLY TISSUE BOXES

  3. Store away phone/tablet charging cables

  4. Remove all clutter from top of dressers

  5. Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos

  6. Remove trash cans and place into closets

 

 

Bathrooms

  1. Clear countertops completely. No soap dispensers, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.

  2. Put toilet seats down

  3. Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs (hide in cabinets)

  4. Remove dirty towels - leave out only new, unused matching towels folded nicely

  5. Remove floor mats

  6. Remove trash cans and toilet scrubbers completely

 

Pets

  1. Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet

  2. Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet

  3. Remove dogs or contain pets in hidden crate in garag

 

During these unprecedented times, it is imperative that our first priority be the health and safety of our staff, our clients, and our sellers.  Social responsibility is more important now than it has ever been and keeping our neighbors and family uninfected is our #1 goal.