Bend Real Estate Photography by Wasim Preparation Checklist (LIVE)

GENERAL

  • Thoroughly clean whole property
  • Turn all lights and lamps on (replace burned out light bulbs)
  • Close all windows and open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
  • Create open spaces by removing unnecessary furniture and clearing counter tops & shelves
  • Turn off all TVs and computer screens
  • If possible, remove personal photographs
  • If possible, remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  • Place shoes/jackets in closets

EXTERIOR AREAS

  • Move cars from driveways and front of the property
  • Close garage doors
  • Remove rubbish bins
  • Mow and edge grass front & back, trim overgrown trees and brushes
  • Remove any toys and, if possible, sports equipment
  • Remove visible water hoses and empty planters and garden tools
  • Sweep up cuttings and leaves
  • Clean pool area

KITCHEN + MEAL AREAS

  • Straighten/push in chairs
  • Clear countertops of completely
  • Remove any small appliances (toaster, kettles, coffee maker, …)
  • Remove fridge magnets and photos
  • Store dishes and put away draining rack
  • Hide soaps and cleaning items
  • Remove visible rubbish bins
  • Add a center piece such as floors or candles to the tables
  • Hide tea towels

LIVING + FAMILY ROOM

  • Arrange the furniture to make room look large
  • Remove magazines and papers
  • Remove any gym equipment
  • Clear clutter from shelves and tables
  • Hide all remotes
  • Hide loose home theater cables

BATHROOMS

  • Clear countertops completly
  • Remove toothbrushes and shavers
  • Clean all mirrors and bench tops
  • Hang fresh towels
  • Remove all items from bathtubs and showers
  • Clean toilet and close lid
  • Remove floor mats

BEDROOMS

  • Remove any visible clothes and clutter
  • Hide personal items and visible cables
  • Close all closets
  • Make beds and straighten pillows
  • Remove items from bed side table
  • Clean under bed, remove items which might show
  • If possible remove personal images and wall stickers

Bend Real Estate Photography by Wasim