Our professional photographers can take great photos … but first your home needs to be photo-shoot ready!
Outside and Garden
Many potential buyers will first drive past your home to see if it looks attractive.
- hide rubbish bins
- mow the lawn, weed the garden and pick up leaves
- remove any clutter from the yard such as toys, hosepipes, lawnmower or tools
- remove cars
- clean the pool, and take out the automatic pool cleaner
- if you can, apply a fresh coat of paint to the door or fence.
Clean, tidy homes with no clutter sell faster. A buyer wants to see a “blank canvas” that they can personalise with their own possessions, not yours!
- remove door mats, cat litters, dog bedding
- clean the house from top to bottom. Watch out for grubby marks on doors
- remove any furniture in a room that makes it look cramped
- pack away photographs to free up space and make the house less personal
- pack away clutter – bits and pieces on shelves or in the rooms such as papers, ornaments, or clothing that make your house look untidy and cramped
- get rid of junk. When you sell your house you won’t want to take the junk with you so remove it now before buyers see it.
- open the curtains
- turn the lights on (replace any missing light bulbs).
- make the beds
- put away clothes and shoes
- remove jewellery, bags, books, etc. from bedside tables
- remove heaters.
- clean the bath
- remove items from inside the shower, and replace the shower curtain
- clear away toiletries like soaps, toothbrushes, razors etc.
- remove rubbish bins, mats, scales or old towels
- clean the mirror
- close toilet lids.
- clear away dirty dishes and keep tops clear
- store kitchen appliances so that they don’t take up space on the counters
- put away cleaning products and dish racks
- remove fridge magnets on fridges
- hide bins.
If you follow these tips you can expect to great photos from our professional photographers – which should translate into more buyers! For other suggestions, have a look at our home staging guide.