Getting your home ready for the photographer is a very important part of the marketing process. One of the key aims is to de-personalize it. This allows people to picture their items within the rooms and ensures they don’t get distracted by looking at your things. A lot of these points, like pet bowls, you return to situ after the photos but removing accessories on tables or photographs also allows you to start packing. Beginning this process helps you to start emotionally getting ready for the move too.
If you have any questions or would like a second, no-obligation, opinion just gets in touch. We’ll be happy to help.
Remove fridge magnets and have nothing hanging on the refrigerator (kids’ artwork, invitations, etc.)
Remove kitchen towels that are hanging
Clear counter tops-no clutter
Clear away small appliances such as toasters and blenders
No pots or pans on a stovetop
Remove trash can
Note: Removing clutter helps to make your home look larger and helps potential buyers to picture their belongings in your home.
Bathroom & Laundry
Remove toiletries from vanity and shampoo bottles etc. from shower/bathtub-no bath products out.
Remove laundry baskets and trash can
Either remove bath mats or match with towels
Have towels hanging neatly on towel rails
Close shower curtain
Toilet lids down
Remove any photographs - minimal accessories on tables
Remove baskets/containers that have magazines, throw blankets, etc.
Remove some furniture and rugs if in a small space. It will make the house appear to seem bigger
Remove any items that might offend potential buyers (political, animal heads, etc.)
Replace any missing light bulbs throughout the house
Remove pet bowls, bedding, kennels, litter trays, etc.
Beds are to be made
Pack away any kids’ toys
Clear any tabletops of toiletries, photos, and clothing
Remove any valuable items such as jewelry and put them in a safe place
Remove everything from bedside tables except bedside lamps
Open drapes or blinds
Note: When it comes to accessories on a table - less is more. No more than 2 per table.
Garage doors closed
No cars in the driveway or front of the house
Put bicycles, hose, garden tools, pool toys in the garage
Put rubbish bins out of sight
Arrange patio furniture neatly
Add seasonal plant pots for a splash of colour (Lidl often has a good cheap selection if you’re keen to not spend too much!)