How To Prepare Your Home For Professional Photography

Posted by Eric Peterson on Saturday, December 20th, 2014 at 11:55am.

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An important part of our marketing program for homes in the Austin area is having pictures of your home taken by a professional photographer. Here are some important things you should do to prepare your home for the photographer to take photos that will show off your home in the best possible way to buyers.

Interior

  • Turn on all lights in the house and turn off ceiling fans.
  • Clear off end tables and coffee tables. Arrange decorative pillows and straighten sofa cushions.
  • Put away toys, magazines and any other clutter that is visible.
  • Remove small rugs, bathroom mats and doormats.
  • Remove towels, unless they are decorative.
  • Clean off kitchen countertops and bathroom countertops. Put away soap, shampoo and conditioner from the shower during the shoot.

Exterior

  • Lawn mowed and bushes trimmed the day before photos are scheduled. Be sure to remove any grass clippings from the driveway and sidewalk.
  • Do not water the lawn the day photography is scheduled.
  • Remove cars from the driveway and in front of the house.
  • Clear off front yard and store garden items.
  • Arrange outdoor furniture and open any patio umbrellas.
  • Put away pool toys and pool equipment.

Our photographers are on a mission to make your home look the best. Due to liability the photographers are not able to move furniture or clean your house. The photographer should arrive to a clean and uncluttered home. Thank you for making sure that happens!

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