Photography & Virtual Tour Checklist

To do checklist for virtual tour and photography:

The photo-shoot will take no more than 2 hours. I will be photographing both the inside and outside of your home.
I’ll be photographing all of the major rooms.
We normally do not photograph the garage unless it has special features.
If you have special features of your home that are not obvious please let me know about these so I include them in the shoot.
Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.
Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.
Move garbage cans out of sight.
Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.
Mow and rake yard.
Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.
Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas.
Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.
Turn on all interior lights.
De-clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished. They do not photograph well.
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.
Let me know if your home contains valuable works of art. I can edit photos to make these items unrecognizable or make sure they are not in the photographs.

General Areas
De-clutter as much as possible – store excess in garage
Replace all missing light bulbs with matching bulbs (warm preferred)
Clean all windows inside and outside
Remove all personal items e.g. photos
Tidy/Hide all power leads/cables
Lounge Room / Living Areas
Turn off TV and put remotes away
Remove all toys, fans, game consoles
Remove Exercise bikes/equipment
Arrange DVDs, games, books neatly in shelves
Turn off and clean ceiling fan

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

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

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

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

60 Minutes before Photo shoot Checklist

Set the table (optional) Place wine glasses and wine on outside table
Open all blinds
Turn on all lights
Turn off ceiling fans
Turn off TV
Put pets away
Ensure vehicles can’t be seen
Remove washing from clothes lines