Seller Step by Step November 27, 2018

Step 7: Professional Photography


We’re so close to getting your home on the market! The last step is professional photography.

I’ll notify you of the appointment a few days in advance. Photo sessions take between 1 – 2 hours for condos and 2 – 4 hours for single-family homes/townhouses, depending on the size.

You do not need to be home for the appointment.

Remember, I pay for the photography; there is no cost to you.

Here are our pro tips for ensuring great photos:

  • Remove any cats or dogs from the home or put them in a crate during the photography appointment.
  • Hide any pet beds, bowls, children’s toys, etc.
  • Make the beds.
  • Put all dishes away.
  • Turn on all lights and make sure all light bulbs, especially those in lamps, are working.
  • The day before the professional photo shoot, take your own snapshots of your home. If a room still looks too cluttered in your photos, declutter it even more.

During the photographs, we will likely move a lot of things in your home. We do our very best to put things back where they were but don’t be surprised if you come home to find a few things out of place. We apologize in advance, but we want your photos to look the absolute best they can, and this often involves moving items to get the best shots.

If your home is a condo, we often photograph amenities in the building, such as exercise rooms or parking garages. For single-family homes, we photograph nearby neighborhood features, like parks or playgrounds.  If there is anything in particular you want us to photograph, just let us know!

It usually takes 48 hours to get the photos back.