Preparing your Property for Marketing - Checklist
Updated: May 28
Not only is having professional photos and video crucial to showcase your property in its best light, it is also important that you know what you need to do to ensure your property is at its best when real estate photos/videos are scheduled.
If your property marketing does not stand out amongst all of the other listings online, chances are your ability to sell will be a lot tougher. And if the listing marketing doesn't initially appeal to potential buyers online, they will more than likely not be interested in going through the other details of your home.
First impressions COUNT.
We understand that getting your property ready to go on the market can be a stressful time for any homeowner or tenant. This is why we have created our very own shoot checklist so that you know all the secrets to get your property in its best shape possible when it comes time to put it on the market.
Make sure the property is clean throughout including windows
Eliminate clutter, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen and bathroom benchtops should be clear of household appliances and clutter, leaving surfaces clean and presentable.
The showers should all be clear no shampoo bottles etc. Remove bath mats and make sure the toilet seats are down.
Remove magnets, paperwork and photos from the fridge. And ensure there are no dishes in the sink.
Depersonalize. As the property will more than likely go online, it is best to take down family or personal photos and effects.
Complete the small jobs you have been meaning to do, like fixing the shower rail or broken curtain rod. Although small, these items will make a big difference in the overall presentation of your home.
Make the beds and ensure that all bedrooms are well presented and show their true size where possible.
Ensure gardens and lawns are tended to. Mow lawns and weed garden beds. Remove any toys/pool equipment/bins/hoses/pet paraphernalia.
Clean the pool, remove the pool hose and ensure the pool light is working.
Ensure all cars are moved out of the carport and driveway.
Turn all ceiling lights on prior to the photographer/videographer arriving.
Waallllahh - your property now looks its best