How to Prepare Your House for Real Estate Photos

Many people strive to make a good first impression. It is heartbreaking when a first impression becomes the last impression. Because of this, people take time in the preparation of their house for real estate photos. You have to put various measures in place before having a photographer come over and take the photos. It is especially crucial if the photos are to be used in marketing the house/office.

You have to make sure that you are sending the right impression to potential buyers. A thorough inspection of the house will be required so that you can handle any repairs beforehand. The main task, however, lies in cleaning up the house. This will require the use of professionals. Vacate cleaning is not an easy task, especially if you are not used to it. It will take you longer than the average normal cleaning because you have to ensure that you get to every part of the house. You will have to apply specific techniques to different parts to do a thorough job.

This is why many people become open to getting a reputable firm to conduct vacate cleaning for them. They will make sure that they do an effective job leaving the house as neat and clean as possible. Professional vacate cleaners will carry out the following;

  • Cobweb removal
  • Drawers and Cupboards cleaning
  • Disinfecting toilets, showers, and bathrooms
  • Dusting windowsills and skirting boards
  • Floor mopping
  • Mould removal
  • Oven and stove cleaning
  • Vacuuming carpets
  • Walls etc.

They work with extra caution, especially when dealing with sensitive areas like the wall. They start working on tiny and obscure areas. This is to ensure that they don’t accidentally remove paint or damage any wallpaper in the process. You need to verify the services that they will offer you will cover every area of the house. If there are any limitations to their services, they should inform you beforehand.

The entire cleaning process is sure to take time. However, most professionals come armed with the necessary tools and protective gear to get the work done for you. They will take half the amount of time non-professionals would have taken. The good thing is that most of them provide guaranteed service against what they are offering. They readily send their cleaners over to sort any arising issues after the cleaning has been done at no extra cost.

Make sure that the company offering you vacate cleaning services tend to the exterior as well. The driveway should be polished to get rid of any stains. The gardens’ should be tended to if it is there. Weeding should be carried out. The hired cleaners should mow the lawn closer to the photo shoot date to avoid double work. Do not forget the swimming pool and ensure it has clean water.

Once the cleaning is done and you have inspected the house, you can now get a professional photographer to come over and take the photos. It would help if you got rid of any unnecessary furniture so that the room’s spaciousness and light are not affected by them. Cleaning companies are well aware of what is at stake and will be sure to do their best.

A home stager can come in handy in helping you set up for this. It is always advisable and better to use natural lighting when taking photos. Open up the windows to let the sunshine in, and if this is impossible, you can use bright bulbs.

Proper attention should be paid to the bathrooms so that they look neat and classy. A messy bathroom is s sure turn-off for most people and especially on photos. No one will give the house a second look when they see disgusting bathroom pictures. You can add clean towels and toiletries. Flowers will help the bathroom appear fresh and welcoming. Please do not place the towels over the curtain as they give off a cramped and messy outlook.

Do not forget to look outside the windows since an exterior shot is equally important. Remove all the irrelevant items from the property. An exterior photo will invite potential buyers to want to have a glimpse of the inside. Proper preparation will guarantee nice photos that will speak a thousand words on your behalf.

Floral Ceremony Arch

Work with a per-existing doorway or a similar freestanding structure. To create the illusion of a trailing vine, secure each rose and lisianthus to leafy camellia branches. When hung on the moulding using adhesive hooks, they form a stunning design.


From natural foliage decor to bright, robust floral filled arches, it all comes down to personal style – the options are endless. Wedding arches also make for the perfect  project for you and hubby – why not even get the girls round to place the flowers once hubby-to-be has built the frame.

Include Your Kids In Your Wedding

Blended families or couples who already have children together are somewhat the ‘norm’ these days rather than the exception, so it’s a no-brainier that you want to include the kids in the wedding. It is important to find a special way to incorporate them involve them wedding so they feel like they are an actual part of the marriage. Of course it is lovely to have the as part of the wedding party, but it isn’t your only option – here are some of our favorite ways to include your children into the wedding…

Have them as part of the bridal party

If you’re having a traditional wedding then there is no reason to find an alternative way to include your kids – the kid friendly role of flower girl and/or ring bearer is simple, fun and always a crowd-pleader. If that’s not your style, why not have them open the ceremony by walking down the aisle holding a sign, banner or whatever you want to include.

Include them in the ceremony

Why not include your children in the ceremony itself. If you’re having a sand ceremony, why not extend it to include some sand for your kids and let them pour some into a bigger jar – it will look perfect on your mantel place in your house. If your kids are old enough, let them have a say in the ceremony with a super adorable “we do” vow moment – what a super cute way to seal the deal.

Family dance

Halfway through your first dance, why not have the kids cut in and join?! Not only does this include them in the reception, but it is such a special moment and makes for the perfect photo opportunity. Add a few of their favorite jams to the DJ playlist and watch them boogie with excitement.

Family cake topper

A quirky and super adorable way to include the kids is to have a family cake topper rather than a bride and groom. If it’s a larger family, why not work with your cake supplier to create a wedding cake that involves everyone and shows off the family.

Wedding decor

its time to get crafty! This is the perfect fun way that kids can contribute to the wedding  craft projects. Have them help you create wedding favors, place cards, kids activities or even centerpieces – it doesn’t matter if its not perfect, it makes them feel like they were part of creating the big day. If  projects aren’t on your wedding to-do list, than have kids take part in the decision-making process, why not have them choose the cake flavor or even take part in the design process.

Picture Of The Day- Bride And Grooms Moment