Please make sure to have the home ready to be photographed 15 minutes before your session time. If the home is not ready to be photographed – I will need to photograph it the way it is. NO EXCEPTIONS.
The photo session could take anywhere between 15 minutes to 30 minutes depending on how big the property is. I will be photographing both the inside and outside of your home, including all of the major rooms. I normally do not photograph the garage unless it has special features or you request it. I also do not photograph closets unless they are large walk in closets or you request it.
If you have special features of your home that are not obvious, please let me know about these so I can include them in the shoot.
Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.
Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.
Move garbage cans so they cannot be seen from the street.
Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.
Mow and rake yard.
Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.
Clear off countertops in kitchen and bathroom areas including shower.
Clean any mirrors that me be in the photograph.
Clean shower doors and remove items located in shower.
Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.
Turn on all interior lights and make sure all light bulbs are functional.
Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.
De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished.
Make all beds and tidy bedrooms. Make sure all clothes are hung up, or put out of sight.
Remove piles of newspapers and magazines.
Tuck all indoor trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard.
Remove pet beds and or dishes from sight.
Remove high chairs and or children’s toys.
Make sure ALL cords are hidden and out of view.
Remove pool equipment from eye view.
Remove any family photos that may be big enough to be seen in the photographs. Framed images on tables usually can’t be seen. (recommendation only)
Make sure there is no sign in the yard. It is an HAR violation to display a sign in the photograph.