Replace any burnt out bulbs, please try and match the bulb temperatures with like bulbs. Turn Lights on :)
Unplug / remove and or tuck away any excess cords, usb chargers, lamp cords, remotes, that may be a destraction.
A fresh pass with the vacuum and a dusting of hardwood floors will freshen things up.
Clean any windows and or doors that need a touch up to remove dust, debris or fingerprints or animal noses.
Check bulbs in lamps or lights on any furniture, hide any loos cords.
Dust and turn off any fans for the duration of the shoot. If we are capturing video we will turn them on during the vide portion of our shoot.
Remove any vehicles from driveway, or RV parking, we also suggest parking away from the home in the event we are capturing aerial images.
Clean pool / hot tub and clear of any debris, remove automatic cleaning equipment if any.
Arrange any furniture, remove grill covers, sweep or use a blower to remove any debris.
Nothing is more unsightly than the garbage cans, tuck them away or in an inconspicuous place for the duration of the shoot.
Mow lawns, trim scrubs/trees, weed if necessary. Clear flower bed of debris.
Store any bicycles, toys, sports equipment that may be visible around the property.
Keep them clear, less is more in the kitchen, remove any items to declutter counter tops.
Remove or hide any trash bins or recycling, tuck away in the pantry, under cabinets or place in garage.
Remove dishes or food from sink and or countertop. Including dish racks and hand towels.
Declutter any excess magnets, papers, pictures.
Tiddy up the dining table and chairs, remove any excess decor.
Clear away any clutter, arrange any decor and give it a fresh dusting.
Clear countertops. Remove lotion bottle, toothbrushes, medications, personal supplies, etc.
An oldie but a goodie, You've probably heard it before, "Put the toilet seat down"
Well, we want to continue that tradition!
Our focus is certainly not on the toilet paper. But, it's visible at times, we try not to show it, Try throwing on a a fresh roll.
Replace previously used towels with some fresh ones. Minimize how many towels are visible.
Sometimes it is good practice to remove the rugs for photos to help show more of the flooring.
It really helps to declutter smaller bathrooms to help keep the space feeling open and fresh.
Make all beds and straighten pillows, throw on a flat sheet or bedskirt to hide items under the bed.
Declutter or remove items from nightstands, check any bulbs on lamps.
Toys / Games
Chances are the kids may have a few more toys than we remember, the fewer visible the better.
Generally we do not shoot the closets in most room, however if they are clean and tidy they may make an appearance online.
Remove or hide any dirty clothes or laundry baskets that may be visible.
We know it is tempting to call it quits and take a nap with all this cleaning going on, but hang in there, we are almost done.
We all love our pups, anything that can be hidden away that Fido may have left out will help us with the shoot. Dog beds, toys, etc.
Ok, we dont want to over do it MEOW, but moving any cat trees, condos or litter boxes, can mage a big difference.
We do not usually photograph the interior of garages, unless specifically requested, please make sure it's tidy and the doors are closed.
Add some touches of color, some throw pillows or maybe some plants in the space to dress it up a bit.
Please be sure to indicate to your Realtor® if you would like the amenities to be photographed and that we will have access to them.