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    PREPARING FOR YOUR PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPY

    THE PHOTOGRAPHER DOES NOT…
    Move or re-arrange furniture
    Make beds, clean, dust or de-clutter
    Pick up toys or yard items
    “Photoshop” vehicles, walls, damaged walls, power lines, wall pictures, cords, etc.
    Touch personal bathroom supplies (shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, towels)

    GENERAL PREPERATION – IDEAS FOR ALL AREAS OF THE HOME

    ALL AREAS OF THE HOME
    Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows)
    Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON
    Replace all burned out light bulbs
    Use bulbs of the same temperature (ALL incandescent or ALL compact fluorescent)
    Turn all ceiling fans OFF
    Turn all TVs OFF
    Turn all computer screens OFF
    Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
    Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs)
    Make all beds
    Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
    Place all shoes/jackets in closets

    EXTERIORS – FRONT YARD
    Close garage doors
    Remove cars from driveway and front of home
    Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)
    Remove empty planters
    Use broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames
    Remove visible water hoses
    Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc.

    EXTERIORS – BACK YARD
    Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions
    Pillows/cushions should be fresh, not faded
    Clear out kid’s toys, balls, frisbees, etc.
    Clean pool
    Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose
    Hide pool cleaning supplies
    Turn on pool fountains/water features
    Remove visible water hoses
    Remove trash cans

    KITCHENS
    Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc.
    Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker)
    Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
    Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet
    Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher

    DINING ROOMS
    Clear table, dust and polish the table top
    Use decorative place setting if available
    Feature one center piece such as a bouquet of flowers
    Straighten all chairs and space them evenly
    Remove child seats/booster chairs

    LIVING / FAMILY ROOM
    Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.
    De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth (no more than 5 items, including art)
    Clean interior of fireplace and re-paint if needed
    Fluff and arrange furniture pillows
    Remove kid’s toys

    MASTER BEDROOM
    Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available
    Press bed linens and bed skirts
    Clear nightstands of all personal items
    Store away phone/tablet charging cables
    Remove all clutter from top of dressers
    Remove family photos from walls
    Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos

    OTHER BEDROOMS
    Remove personalized names from walls
    Remove wall stickers/posters
    Remove diaper genies
    Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos

    BATHROOMS
    Clear countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.
    Put toilet seats down
    Close closet doors
    Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs
    Remove dirty towels – leave out only new, unused towels
    Remove floor mats

    PETS
    Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet
    Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet
    Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair
    Contain pets in hidden crate or outside
    Clear back yard of pet waste/toys

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