Preparing Your Home for Professional
Photography

The first impression most buyers will have of your home are the photos they view online. I provide professional photographs and 360 degree virtual tours because I know that photographs can make or break the amount of activity you get on your home. Professional, well lit, high resolution photos will allow buyers to see your home at its best resulting in more showings and a faster sale.


General
• Open all blinds and drapes
• Turn on all lights & lamps, replace burnt out bulbs
• Remove excess clutter, vacuum, clean & mop floors 
• Wash windows both inside and out 
 

Living Areas
  • Remove clutter in the living areas
  • Remote controls to be stored away
  • Hide power bars and cords out of sight where possible
  • Arrange furniture so the rooms look as spacious as possible
  • Remove throw rugs and area rugs where possible
  • Study – clear and remove clutter desk, straighten items on bookshelf, file papers away
  • Toy Room-organize & remove toy clutter 
Kitchen
  • Counters to be clean, uncluttered and clear of any appliances & utensils
  • Kitchen sink to be free of dishes
  • Remove magnets, photos, calendars, etc from refrigerator
  • Take away tea towels 

Bedrooms
  • Make the beds with fresh, clean linen
  • Clear out anything from under the bed that is visible
  • Bedside tables are to be clean, free of tissue boxes, remote controls, alarm clocks, jewelry, etc. 
Bathrooms and En Suite
  • Clear counter top
  • Polish faucets and mirrors
  • Remove stains from sinks, grout and bathtubs
  • Clear away any personal items & cleaning products
  • Remove all towels & toilet paper roll
  • Toilet seat lid closedFront Area, 
Gardens and Outdoors
  • Move vehicles out of view from front of house
  • Paving & sidewalks cleared, swept and weeds removed
  • Garbage bins & garden hose stored out of sight 
  • Fertilize and mow lawn 
  • Trim hedging and overgrown shrubbery
  • Put away lawn equipment and gardening tools 
  • Neatly arrange outdoor items such as furniture and play equipment 
  • Sidewalks shovelled & icy spots salted
 
Another benefit of listing your home with me is that I  provide you with a 
1 hour consultation with a Professional Home Stager. Call me for more information! ~ Christie Bergman, 780-490-5006.