Get Clicked! Real Estate Photography checklist for preparing your home for photography
Day of the shoot – what you need to do
- Remember to depersonalise, depersonalise, depersonalise! Remove personal items like family photos so potential buyers can visualise themselves living in your house.
- Declutter as much as possible. You want people to look at your home, not your belongings.
- Please remove any vehicles from the driveway and park a couple of doors down from your home.
- Remove bins from the front of the house.
- Open all your curtains and blinds to let in as much natural light as possible.
- Turn on all your lights, including bedside lamps. Please make sure all your globes are matching and working. For a twilight shoot, please turn on all your inside AND outside lights and ensure all your globes are working.
- Remove clutter from kitchen countertops. This includes plates, bowls, cups, kettles, knife blocks, paper towels, tea towels etc. Clear all fridge magnets.
- Pack away all personal bath products (soap, hair products, razors, toilet rolls, scales, air fresheners etc.). There should be nothing in or around your sink or shower area.
- Ensure you bed linen is matching.
- Remove any unattractive plants from backyards, patio/decking etc.
- How creative-angles photography is different to real estate photography
- Attractive image marketing with creative-angles photography evoke emotions and create feelings of intimacy
- Lounge/Living Staging Advice – Preparing for inspection and photography
- The Goldfish Effect – You have 8 seconds to capture someone’s attention
- Using the sun to light your home – best daytime hero shots