Photo preperation

Help us help you get top dollar for your home

  • Thoroughly clean the entire house and keep counters free of clutter

  • Tidy up children toys and hide pet items 

  • Turn on all lights and lamps and replace burned-out bulbs

  • Remove all interior and exterior trash cans from sight

  • Turn ceiling fans OFF but keep the fan light on if possible

  • Arrange outdoor patio furniture and open umbrellas.

  • Remove pool items such as toys, floats, and automated vacuums.

  • Turn on pool water features if possible

  • Coil up hoses and put away garden items

  • Open blinds, shutters, and curtains to brighten up rooms

  • Make all beds, straighten pillows, and clear off nightstands

  • Clear off bathroom counters and remove items from shower

  • Remove small floor rugs or mats to reveal actual flooring

  • Place all shoes/jackets and personal items in the closet

Mutual Responsibilities

As an Agent or Seller, your role is to be our director by informing us of key points of interest, including views, subjects, or locations that you find important to the sale of the home. 


2nd and equally important is to make sure the home is ready for pictures.  “Please review our photo-ready outline listing above.


As photographers, our responsibility is communication, proper composition, creativity, lighting and exposure.  


If no one is present at the property our photographers can be directed by leaving notes in the on-line order form, including text, or calls. 


Without direction, we can not be held responsible for images/views that we might not capture. 


The process of completing a great photoshoot requires a team effort.  


Thanks again, Empire Home Tours.