When you're looking to sell or let your property, the little things really matter. Here are some suggestions for how to prepare for the photography and viewings:
First impressions matter. This is the first area a potential buyer or tenant will see when stepping into your property. You should keep this space as clear as possible, and remove any bikes and scooters, bulky coats and rows of shoes. Scented room diffusers in this area of the home are a nice touch.
Plump your cushions, draw back the curtains and make sure the lights are on in all rooms. Remove excess furniture and put it into storage for the duration of the sale/rental process where possible.
Remove clutter, including highchairs, utensils, pots and pans hanging from the ceiling, any clothes from the washing machine and items stuck to the fridge including magnets. Open the door onto garden if there is one to show the flow to outside.
Excess toiletries and accessories should be packed away and clothes hanging on the back of doors removed. Ensure the beds are freshly made and taute - we suggest neutral coloured bed linen to make the bed seem less dominant. Drawers and wardrobe doors should be properly closed.
We tend to avoid using bathrooms shots, but may still take photos of it. Try to remove as much clutter as possible including toiletries, make sure the toilet seat is down and put away all of the bath toys. A clean, clutterfree bathroom with neatly folded towels is desirable.
Presentation can vary depending on the season. Paths should be swept and weeded, whilst garden furniture should be clean and dressed.
Rubbish and recycling bins should be out of sight. Draw the curtains and blinds and shut all the windows. If you have a driveway, remove your car and if the property has street parking only, consider parking directly outside of the property and then moving the car for the photos.