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Pre-shoot Checklist

  • Remove all vehicles from the driveway

  • Make sure the garage doors are closed

  • Do not park cars in front of the house

  • Remove trash cans, garden tools, garden hoses, and sprinklers from view

  • Sweep/Blow the driveways, decks, patios, and sidewalks

  • Put deck/patio umbrellas up in season (if not too windy), remove grill covers and place them out of sight

  • All window blinds should be set to the same height, we will open and close as needed

  • Enhance curb appeal with pots of greenery or fresh flowers

​     Interior

  • Make sure all lights are working and fans are turned OFF before the photographer’s arrival

  • Clear countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, removing tissue boxes, soap containers, and paper towel rolls

  • A bowl of apples, oranges, or lemons adds a nice touch of color to a kitchen counter

  • Remove all notes, pictures, and magnets from the refrigerator and any bulletin boards

  • Put away any evidence of “housework”, including buckets, mops, trash cans, vacuum cleaners, sponges, soap bottles, and cleaning cloths

  • Hide the Kitchen trash can – the garage is usually a good place to store it temporarily

  • Pet beds, feeding bowls, and toys temporarily stored out of sight

  • Secure pets

  • Remove newspapers, and all TV/video remotes

  • Windows and mirrors cleaned and streak-free

  • Carpets vacuumed, wood floors polished

  • Beds are freshly made, wrinkle-free, and straight

  • Items to remove would be the clock, phone, etc. Minimize wires

  • De-clutter and De-personalize, so your buyer can imagine living in their new home!

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