The vast majority of Buyers start their search online, so it is important to make the first impression count! Following these tips to prepare your home prior to the arrival of the photographer makes the process go fast and smooth and will result in the best property photos possible.
The house should be shoot-ready
Hi, I’m Tim Hanson, Owner and Photographer of Tim Hanson Productions, and I specialize in real estate photography in the Sioux Falls and surround areas (like Tea, Harrisburg, and Brandon). I want the shoot of your home to be the best it can be. This requires teamwork and cooperation that will result in an outstanding online presence when your home goes LIVE on the market. Although I would love to help you with home staging, I unfortunately do not have the skill set required to do so. Please ask your agent for staging advice or a referral to a certified staging professional. When I arrive for the shoot of your property, I ask that all home sale preparation & cleaning be done prior to my arrival. To efficiently maintain my schedule and deliver the level of service my clients expect, I can not spend unnecessary time at the home waiting for it to be cleaned, dusted, de-cluttered, etc.
Please note that I am not responsible for and cannot partake in any of the following duties during the shoot of your home:
All major rooms of the home will be photographed, including all bathrooms. No unfinished areas or closets will be photographed unless otherwise requested by your agent.
The property must be marketed correctly to reach a specific Buyer. Although your furnishings and decor are great for your lifestyle, it’s important to optimize your home for the future buyer.
Please keep this in mind as you read the following preparation tips.
General - Tips for all areas in the home
Bathrooms - Must be clear of all personal items
Pets - Pets are loved, but their presence should be minimized