preparing your home

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CHECKLIST - Preparing your home

 

In order to ensure that your home is Picture Perfect when the photographer arrives, we have a checklist of suggestions for preparing your home below. Or, if you prefer, you may download the Picture Perfect Checklist and email it to your clients.

 
Exterior
  • Move garbage cans out of sight

  • Make sure garage doors and windows are closed

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers

  • Mow, trim bushes and remove toys from the yard

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios

  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house

 
Interior
  • Turn off all ceiling fans

  • Open and raise all blinds when possible

  • Turn on all interior lights. Make sure all bulbs are in working order

  • Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas

  • Remove photos, magnets, notes and papers from the refrigerator

  • De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished

  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms

  • Clothes hung, or folded and put away

  • Remove piles of newspaper and magazines

  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard

  • Pick up all scatter rugs

  • Loose wires/ cables out of sight as much as possible

  • Personal photos/ names on things removed

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight. Put away all water and food bowls

  • We normally do not photograph the garage, closets unless they have special features

  • If you have special features of your home that are not obvious, please let us know about these so we include them in the shoot

 

TWILIGHTS

Exteriors
  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house

  • Move garbage cans out of sight

  • Make sure garage doors and windows are closed

  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers

  • Mow, trim bushes and remove toys from the yard

  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios

  • Turn on all exterior lights including porch, pool/landscaping lights if applicable

  • Make sure motion detection/bright floodlights are OFF

  • Turn on inside garage lights

Interior
  • Open and/or raise all blinds when possible

  • Open curtains including sheers

  • Turn on all interior lights including closets and any other rooms with windows

  • Make sure all bulbs are in working order

  • Place extra lamp under/by windows in rooms with dim lighting

During the Shoot
  • Do not be in front of any window

  • Be sure to not turn off any lights until you are sure the photographer has finished

 

GOAL IS TO MAKE YOUR HOME GLOW FROM THE INSIDE OUT

 
NOTE: To ensure a successful shoot, please have the home ready to photograph BEFORE the photographer arrives as we operate on a fixed schedule.

Questions? Get in touch!

 

chris@pictureperfectllc.com

(301) 788-8871

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