Tips to Prepare Your Home's Exterior BEFORE the Photographer Arrives

Curb Appeal is huge, and you want to make the best first impression even before potential Buyers enter your home.

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Here’s some tips to help you or your sellers get their home ready before the photographer shows up to photograph the home.

  1. Have the lawn trimmed, leaves raked, bushes and trees pruned.

  2. Clean up after any animal

  3. Put away all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools, toys, bikes etc.

  4. Hide any “cute” yard decorations.

  5. In snowy climates, shovel snow from walkways, driveways, patios, decks when necessary.

  6. If there is a pool, hot tub, or spa, take any security gate down, uncover, and clean.

  7. If there will be any twilight photos taken, replace any broken lighting on the home, around the landscape, and in the pool.

  8. Open the umbrellas on any patio sets.

  9. When in season, uncover grills.

  10. Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations.

  11. Consider adding splashes of bright colored flowers to the landscape and in pots.