What can you do to prepare for real estate photography?


We wanted to take some time to provide some real estate photography tips to help you prepare your home. The real estate market is showing signs of cooling down a bit and it’s never been more important to have great pictures of your home for your listing.


Clean up


Clean up clean up, everybody clean up. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to ensure that your home is properly cleaned to prepare for your real estate pictures. Simple things can make a big difference, such as putting down toilet seats, removing clutter, dusting, and sweeping the floors. It helps to remove unnecessary items from countertops and couches.

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Super Clean Living Room


Real Estate photography tips – preparation


Now that the home is clean, it’s time to focus on some of the other aesthetics such as opening the blinds in the home. This helps to allow more natural light into the home. We also utilize professional lighting to blend with the natural light to get the best images. It’s ok to turn all the lights on and make sure that any blown bulbs are replaced. You should also make sure ceiling fans are turned off. In the bedrooms, make sure beds are made and decorative pillows are fluffed (if you really want to get fancy, give it the HGTV pillow chop 😀).


Preparing outside for pictures


Most of the focus for real estate photography preparation is on the inside of the home, but it’s important to give the outside some positive attention as well. Let’s start with the yard. Ensure that all items are picked up (tools, hose, etc). It’s great to ensure the grass is cut. Cars should be removed from the driveway and not immediately placed in front of the house (as they may appear in pictures from the front rooms or drone real estate images).

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Clean landscapes


That’s it, that’s all


We have provided some basics to help you prepare your home for the most amazing real estate pictures. Click here for a detailed checklist that digs much deeper into preparation tips. Let us know if you have any questions that we can help you prepare. Best wishes with these real estate photography tips as you prepare your home for sale.

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