Home Sellers | Holiday Rentals

First impressions matter and when someone sees great images of your property they’ll carry that impression with them when they arrive at your property.

Making your property stand out is so important. The standard and quality of images to advertise properties is very high and you don’t want to be left behind.

I will do my best to make sure each image is to the highest standard and you can help by preparing ahead of time.

Here’s a list of tips and ideas to help you get your property ready for a professional photo shoot.

The first tip - Less Is More

Inside the home

De-clutter as much as possible, remember, less is more

Put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, shoes etc. It’s a lot easier to put these things away before the photo shoot than to pay extra to have the photos Photoshopped.

Depersonalise - photos of young children and family, any potentially offensive art work can be put away.

Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations that can outdate your photos.

Dust and vacuum.

Make all the beds and fluff all the pillows, and check the bed skirts/valance.

Clean the kitchen sink and put away all the dishes.

Clear all kitchen counter tops and put away toasters, can openers, etc.

If you’re hosting a holiday rental you may want to show off your expensive or stylish appliances.

Clear all bathroom counter tops and put away all personal items.

Remove all shampoos, conditioners, body-washes, etc. from the shower.

Put out the guest towels and hide all the others.

If you want to show off the laundry facilities in your holiday rental make sure all detergents, ironing boards and so on can be moved out of the way quickly.

Hide all rubbish cans.

Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator.

If there are pets, hide all food/water bowls, pet beds, and pet toys.

Put all toilet seats and lids down.

Replace all burned out light bulbs.

Consider decorating the tables with your nicest place settings. There’s no need to get out the wine glasses and your best dinner set for the dining table. A simple vase or appropriate ornament will work. Remember, less is more.

Consider putting out vases of fresh flowers.

Outside the home

Have the lawn trimmed, leaves raked, bushes and trees pruned.

Clean up after any animals

Put away all rubbish cans, hoses, garden tools, toys, bikes etc.

Hide any “cute” yard decorations.

If there is a pool, hot tub, or spa, take any security gate down, uncover, and clean.

If there will be any twilight photos taken, replace any broken lighting on the home, around the landscape, and in the pool.

Open the umbrellas on any patio sets.

When uncover BBQs.

Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations.

Consider adding splashes of bright colored flowers to the landscape and in pots.

Clear all cars and vehicles from the driveway and the street in front of the home.

Please secure any potentially animals in a safe location, away from all rooms being photographed.