Real Estate Photoshoot Checklist

So you need photos for your Real Estate listing or marketing photos for a Rental property. 
Here is a checklist to help facilitate a more seamless photoshoot for the photographer, agent and homeowner. 
When a property is occupied, we understand that you have to live.  However photos for marketing is one of the most important processes.  Photos are what get potential buyers or renters attention and in your door.  
When a home is cluttered and lets face it, more homes are, that is life..  When looking at photos online however clutter and “stuff” is a distraction from the potential buyer/renter really seeing the space that is available.  Shoppers will tend to focus then on looking at your “stuff”  What brand shampoo or toothpaste you use, or how many dishes you have in the dish drying rack.. 
On the day of the shoot, here are a some of the most basic items that should be put away before the photographer arrives is.

(Exterior)

>Cars in the driveway.. 
>Garbage cans, rakes, shovels, ladders, buckets, lawnmowers, kids toys scattered on grass, stuff scattered on decks patios (You get the idea)

(Interior)

>Remote controls in all rooms should be hidden in drawers
>Charging cords for devices hanging off furniture removed
>TV’s turned off. 
>Dish detergents, sponges, caddys that hold sponges, dish racks, paper towels on counter hidden (unless secured under the cabinet)
>Toothbrushes, toothpastes on bathroom counters 
>Scales, toilet brushes hidden in a closet or put behind shower curtain.
>Shampoos, conditioners, razors, washcloths hanging in shower that are behind a glass door.  (No need to hide if there is a shower curtain covering unless you want to show off tile work)
>Robes, used towels hanging over the door or other part of the bathroom 
>Medications on counters in all rooms.  Tissue boxes should be hidden. 
>If all blinds in the house are in working order, the preferable height is to show 3/4 of open window
>Curtains, if possible should be pulled back enough to allow any natural light in the home to be highlighted. 
>Photographer will decide when entering home which lights should be turned on and off so please don’t worry about that.
Your home is your greatest asset.  Allow us to let your home shine in the photos to help you get the greatest return on your investment.  
Thank you and we hope to see you soon
Kimberly Sue Photography  LLC