Getting your home ready for photography is one of the most important things you can do! According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of buyers found online photos to be an important resource. Our Marketing Coordinator, Yolanda Castleman, will meet with the professional photographer the day of your home’s photo session to make any last minute adjustments. Prior to that, we recommend that homeowners do the following to prepare their homes for photography:

– The entry/foyer area is the buyer’s/renter’s first impression of your home. Put any jackets and shoes into a closet.

-Less is more! Clear off any excess knick knacks from the coffee table, end tables, built-in bookcases, and window sills. We don’t want anyone viewing the home to think that there is a lack of storage.

-Sweep or vacuum all floors. Although it is not likely, sometimes the photographs can pick up debris if there is an abundance of pet hair or dust in the home.

-Wash any dirty dishes and clear off countertop space in the kitchen. Remove photos and notices from the refrigerator.     

-Make sure there are light bulbs in every light fixture and the light bulbs are the same temperature.

-Clean and declutter the bathroom. Place personal grooming items under the sink or in a different closet. We recommend getting a couple of small plastic storage tubs, so you can easily access items you need on a daily basis.

-Sweep the rear patio and balcony. We have a great assortment of pillows and flowers we bring to make the space POP.

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