Real Estate Checklist

 

Interior Checklist

  • Gym EquipmentGet that tread mill out of the office and put it in the garage.

  • Lights - Turn on all interior lights prior to photoshoot and replace any burnt out bulbs.

  • Cables/Cords - Hide cables and cords as best as possible.

  • House Plants -Don’t have too many. Get rid of any sickly or dying plants. Larger plants should be treated like furniture, they can take up too much space.

  • Kitchen Counter Tops -All but a few appliances should be removed. Having a couple high end appliances in a large kitchen is typically ok.

  • Book Shelves - Clean them up. Having neatly organized books on the shelf looks great. Junk filling the shelf does NOT

  • Throw Rugs - It is best to remove all throw rugs to showcase that beautiful tile and wood flooring. 

  • Bathrooms - Toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, soap, toilet paper, candles, hand towels, scented night lights, throw rugs, etc. should all be removed.

  • Bedrooms - All beds should be made nice and neat and any items put away.

  • Trashcans - Trashcans can be a distraction so it is best to hide the in the closet or garage.

  • Entryways - Clear entryways of all shoes, umbrellas, and any other similar items.

  • Turn OFF Ceiling Fans - Before I arrive please make sure to turn off all ceiling fans.

  • Open Blinds With View - Make sure blinds are open on windows with nice views to showcase them in the best light. 

Exterior Checklist

  • Clear Cars - Make sure there are no cars in the driveway. If possible move them down the street so as to get the clearest view of the property as possible.

  • Trashcans - Hide trashcans on the side of the property or in the garage.

  • Hide Hoses - Remove hoses the day before the photoshoot to avoid puddling and water marks on the driveway and or pavement.

  • Yard Prep -  Do yard prep 24 hours before the photoshoot. Yard should be mowed and any toys or items should be picked up and out of sight.

  • Turn OFF Sprinklers - Turn off all sprinklers to prevent puddles from forming on pavement and the driveway.

  • Pick up Poop - If you have a dog make sure all droppings are cleared from the yard.

  • Remove For Sale Sign - The for sale should be removed from the property (if possible). Visible signs violate MLS rules and they cannot always be edited out.

  • Prep Water Features - If there are any fountains, waterfalls, etc. please clean them and turn them on for the photoshoot.

  • Clean Patio Furniture - Dust, remove cob webs, and wipe down outside furniture. Do NOT hose down furniture the day of the photoshoot to avoid puddles.

  • Prep Pool and Hot Tub - Please have pools and hot tubs clean and uncovered.

Twilight Checklist

If you have scheduled a twilight shoot here a few extras to be aware of. Note that twilight shoots are tightly scheduled to ensure optimal lighting. Please make sure everything is ready before my arrival.

  • Turn on ALL interior and exterior lights - All lights throughout the property need to be turned on inside and out.

  • Turn on pool lights - If you have a pool turn on the pool lights before I arrive.

  • Turn on water features - If there are any waterfalls, fountains, or similar water features turn them on before my arrival.

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