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preparation tips & ideas

Thank you for choosing Welton Media. My photography methods and editing are meant to showcase your property in the best light possible, and I'd like to share some ways that can make it stand out even more. These are easy ways to reduce distractions and prepare your home for not just photos, but future showings. I recommend you take them into consideration when preparing for your appointment. Thank you!


  • Move any trash bins into the garage

  • close garage doors

  • move vehicles away from the front of the home

  • clean up landscaping (mow, rake, maintain bushes and flower beds)

  • remove any debris, toys, animal waste, tools, etc from the yard

  • clear snow and ice from walkways and driveway

  • arrange outdoor furniture

  • ensure any pools or water features are clean and clear

  • clean front door/entrance areas and floor mats

  • wash windows & mirrors

  • knock down cobwebs & spray siding


  • Vacuum, dust, mop, wipe down appliances and cabinets

  • Open window curtains/shades

  • turn on lights/lamps (photographer will do this upon arrival if needed)

  • move shoes, clothing to a closet

  • remove magnets/photos from refrigerator

  • remove dishes, magnets, sponges from sink/counters

  • remove extra items from countertop and dining room table

  • remove pet toys, animal bowls, litter from view

  • remove pet hair from furniture

  • ensure any pet stains are treated and removed as much as possible

  • declutter mantle, tables of items

  • make beds, arrange pillows

  • remove personal items, medications, toiletries from view in bedrooms and bathrooms

  • lower toilet lids

  • ensure lightbulbs are in working order

  • put away laundry

extra tips/above and beyond

  • stage the dining room table with place settings

  • remove personal photos from walls/tables

  • use neutral colors when decorating

  • clear everything from kitchen counters, exceptfor a decorative vase or flowers or bowl of fruit

  • display fresh towels in the bathrooms

  • touch up nicks or holes in walls

  • deep clean or hire a pro to clean the entire home

  • add a flower pot or 2 to the front and back porch/deck

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