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October 25, 2023

A Guide For Your Sellers to Get Their Home Photo-Shoot Ready

It is no secret that creating a great first impression that showcases each space in a home well can play a huge role in how quickly it sells. As a listing agent, you can help your sellers accomplish this with professional staging recommendations, cleaning recommendations, and handyman recommendations. To help your sellers, even more, you should provide them with a pre-photo checklist like the one below. 

Pre-Photoshoot Checklist

Week of Photoshoot

  • Mow the lawn and tidy up the landscape 
  • Clean the pool and remove pool cleansers and toys
  • Add fresh cushions to patio furniture
  • Clean windows and the area around the front door
  • Pressure wash the house, driveways, walkways, patios, and decks
  • De-clutter all rooms
  • Replace any non-functioning light bulbs
  • Clean windows and walls

Day of Photoshoot

  • Remove your car from the driveway/front of the house
  • Remove garbage cans from view
  • Put away garden hose, sprinklers, shovels etc.
  • Sweep up leaves
  • Turn on all the lamps and lights
  • Put away clothing and tidy up closets
  • Remove pets, pet bowls, pet beds, pet toys
  • Clean and clear kitchen counters of detergents,
  • sponges, dishes etc
  • Hide trash cans
  • Clean the floors free of all smudges and footprints
  • Vacuum carpet
  • Clean the countertops in bathrooms
  • Turn off ceiling fans
  • Turn off televisions
  • Close all toilet lids
  • Make sure all beds are made and wrinkle-free
  • Refill empty toilet paper rolls

The more of these items your sellers can check off then the better chance they have for their home to sell fast at the top dollar amount. If you can guide your sellers through this part, then you’ll gain all the trust you need before the home even hits the market. Be an expert through the entire process and your sellers will thank you with referrals and praise on social media for years to come!