How to Get Your Home Photo-Ready

How to Get Your Home Photo-Ready

Great photos will make your home look its best. As a general rule, you want to remove as much clutter as possible. e.g. Hide all garbage cans, and keep pets and pet items out of the way of photographs. Use garages, pantries, and closets for storage if they are not going to be photographed.

If you are not sure if something should be removed or rearranged please call your HomesByMarco agent. They will advise you on what will enhance the look or maximize the space for your specific home!

Have the house photo ready and staged prior to photographer's arrival. The photographer will not rearrange or remove any items, so do a walk-through of each room to make sure it looks exactly as you want it to look in photographs ahead of time.

The following are some tips to make sure you get the best results from your photographs.

1. Turn on all lights (including lamps, recessed lighting, & under cabinet lights)

Turn on all the lights

2. Turn off all ceiling fans

Turn off ceiling fans

3. Open all window curtains, blinds, shades or drapes

Open curtains

4. Clean, declutter and organize(any spaces that are going to be photographed)

Clear, declutter and organize

5. Remove all shoes, purses, jackets, etc from foyer area

Keep foyer clear

6. Remove small appliances and knickknacks from kitchen counters

Remove appliances and knickknacks from kitchen counters

7. Remove small towels from appliances

Remove small towels from appliances

8. Remove dish soap, sponges, and wash clothes from kitchen sink

Remove dish soap, sponges, and wash clothes from kitchen sink

9. Remove everything from the top and front of the refrigerator such as photos, magnets, etc

Remove everything from the top and front of the refrigerator such as photos, magnets, etc

10. Remove throw rugs and floor mats to showcase the flooring

Remove throw rugs and floor mats to showcase the flooring

11. Remove personal items from bathroom counters, inside bath, shower, garbage cans, and floor mats

Remove personal items from bathroom counters, inside bath, shower, garbage cans, and floor mats

12. Toilet lids down

Toilet lids down

13. Adjust furniture, pillows, blankets, and window treatments so they are straight/even

Adjust furniture, pillows, blankets, towels, and window treatments so they are straight/even

14. Decorative center pieces can make for a polished look

Decorative center pieces can make for a polished look

15. Conceal all cords

Conceal all cords

16. Close garage doors and remove vehicles, trailers, etc. from driveway

Close garage doors and remove vehicles, trailers, etc. from driveway

17. Remove trash cans, garden hoses, lawn equipment

Remove trash cans, garden hoses, lawn equipment

18. Clean and remove items from yard as necessary

Clean and remove items from yard as necessary

19. Present your patio/outdoor entertaining area as if you are expecting guests

Present your patio/outdoor entertaining area as if you are expecting guests


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Jackie Koukol
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