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Home Preparation

To assist in the smoothness of the photography and video process, the Drone Home Media's Home Preparation Guide is here to help. We recommend this guide to be completed before our team arrives at the home, allowing for an efficient experience for the agent, homeowners and our team. Having a home that is staged and cleared of items can help sell the home faster!

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    How to prepare the exterior of the house for Real Estate Photography

    • Park vehicles away from the front of the house prior to the photographer’s arrival

    • Absolutely no contractors can be working outside or inside the property at the time of the shoot

    • Mow grass and remove all debris from the sidewalks and driveways

    • Power wash sidewalks and driveways if needed

    • Place garbage and recycling cans inside the garage

    • Remove all seasonal decorations

    • Remove pet waste

    • Hide children’s toys and pet-related items

    • Remove and store pool cleaner, nets and chemical bottles

    • Turn all fans off

    • Make sure water sprinklers do not run before or during the shoot

    • Roll up or store hoses

    • Neatly arrange patio furniture

    • Cover or clean grills

    How to prepare the interior of the house for Real Estate Photography

    Overall Preparation

    • Have all light bulbs working and turned on prior to the photographer’s arrival

    • Turn all fans off

    • Blinds down and open/window treatments pulled back

    • Hide pet related items including bowls, kennels, beds, toys, etc.

    • Place pets in a separate room or garage

    • Remove all seasonal decorations

    Kitchen

    • Remove all magnets, photos, etc. from refrigerators

    • Hide garbage cans in pantry or garage

    • Empty the sink and remove dish soap/cleaning supplies

    • Turn on lights above the sink, stove and under/above cabinets

    • Clear the kitchen counters, less is more

    Bathroom

    • Hide all toiletries (shampoo/conditioners, toothbrushes, soaps etc.)

    • Hide robes, dirty clothes, hampers, garbage cans and scales

    • Remove all rugs in the master bathroom

    • Clean mirrors

    How to prepare the house for Twilight Photography

    • Park vehicles away from the front of the house

    • Turn all lights on inside and outside the house including pool and spa (no flood lights)

    • Blinds down and open/window treatments pulled back

    • Turn off all inside and outside fans

    • Place garbage and recycling cans inside the garage

    • Spa and water features on

    • Outdoor gas fire areas lit.