• Homeowner Preparation

  • Preparing Your Home for a Virtual Tour and Professional Photography

    Getting setup and ready for your 360 Degree Virtual Tour with Professional Photography is very important when marketing properties online. Remember that a Virtual Tour with Professional Photography will filter out many home shoppers so doing a great job on the first pass will certainly pay off in the end.

    General Areas
    o De-clutter as much as possible – store excess in garage or unfinished basement storage areas
    o Replace all light bulbs with matching bulbs (warm preferred, not bright white Florescent or LED)
    o Clean all windows inside and outside
    o Remove all lace/see through privacy curtains/blinds
    o Remove all personal items e.g. photos, names of children on bedroom walls, etc.
    o Tidy/Hide all power leads/cables

    Lounge Room / Living Areas
    o Turn off TV and put remotes away
    o Remove all toys, fans, game consoles
    o Remove Exercise bikes/equipment
    o Arrange DVDs, games, books neatly in shelves
    o Turn off and clean ceiling fans

    Kitchen Dining Areas
    o Clean and put away all dishes/cutlery
    o Remove all small counter appliances
    o Clean all back splashes and range hoods especially if stainless steel
    o Remove all detergents, dish clothes, dish rack, tea towels, plugs
    o Ensure Range hood lights are working
    o Remove all objects from fridge e.g. magnets, photos, artwork
    o Remove bins and pet bowls
    o Minimize all clutter e.g. salt and pepper, coffee, cereal boxes

    Bedrooms
    o De-clutter toys, books, games, tissue boxes
    o Remove all personal items
    o Ensure bedside lamps are working
    o Remove posters/stickers from walls
    o Clear away all clothes

    Bathrooms
    o Remove all soaps/shampoo/face washers/bath mats/toys/scales/bins
    o Remove all tooth brushes/tooth paste/razors/hair dryers
    o Make sure glass and mirrors are spotless
    o Remove all non-matching towels
    o Remove toilet cleaning utensils
    o Ensure toilet roll is not empty
    o Close toilet lids

    Outside Areas
    o Mow the lawn and trim edges
    o Rake/sweep up leaves, sticks, papers
    o Remove all gardening equipment e.g. hoses, rakes, wheel barrows
    o Pressure clean driveway and paved areas
    o Tidy garden e.g. weeds
    o Remove washing and pegs from clothes line
    o Remove all cars/boats/bikes/caravans
    o Remove all toys
    o If Winter, clean off driveway and walkways of snow and ice

    Pool/Spa areas
    o Ensure pool is clean
    o Remove all pool cleaners and poles
    o Remove all pool toys

    60 Minutes before Virtual Tour & Photo Shoot
    o Set the table (optional)
    o Place wine glasses and wine on outside table (optional)
    o Open all blinds
    o Turn on all lights
    o Turn off ceiling fans
    o Turn off TV
    o Put pets away
    o Put children away :)
    o Ensure vehicles can’t be seen
    o Remove washing from clothes lines