Close garage doors Remove cars from driveway and front of home Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves) Remove visible water hoses Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc. Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions Clear out kid's toys, balls, frisbees, etc. Clean pool Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose Hide pool cleaning supplies Turn on pool fountains/water features Remove trash cans
Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON Replace all burned out light bulbs Turn all ceiling fans OFF Turn all TVs OFF Turn all computer screens OFF Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs) Make all beds Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring Place all shoes/jackets in closets Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc. Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker) Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc. Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher Clear table, dust and polish the table top Use decorative place setting if available Feature one center piece such as a bouquet of flowers Straighten all chairs and space them evenly Remove child seats/booster chairs Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc. De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth (no more than 5 items, including art) Clean interior of fireplace and re-paint if needed Fluff and arrange furniture pillows Remove kid's toys Clear nightstands of all personal items Store away phone/tablet charging cables Remove all clutter from top of dressers Remove family photos from walls Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos Remove personalized names from walls Remove wall stickers/posters Remove diaper genies Clear countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc. Put toilet seats down Close closet doors Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs Remove dirty towels - leave out only new, unused towels Remove floor mats Place pet food and water bowls in pantry or closet Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet Contain pets in hidden crate or outside The house should be shoot-ready when I arrive
Although I would love to help you style/design your home, I unfortunately do not have the skill set required to do so. When I arrive to take photos of your property, I ask that all staging and cleaning be done prior to my arrival. To efficiently maintain my busy schedule and deliver the level of service my clients expect, I can not spend unnecessary time at the home waiting for it to be cleaned, dusted, de-cluttered, etc.
I Do Not: Move or rearrange furniture Make beds, clean, dust or de-clutter Pick up toys or yard items "Photoshop" vehicles, walls, damaged walls, power lines, wall pictures, cords, etc. Touch personal bathroom supplies (shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, towels)