- Q?How do I prepare my home for photography?
What areas of my home will be photographed?
In general, most finished areas of your home will be photographed. However, closets, inside cabinetry, storage areas and garages are not photographed unless requested. Below you will find a list of the most common areas that are photographed.
Exterior of home both front and back
All common living areas
Laundry room especially if it has a built-in sink and cabinetry
Finished basement with recreation area/bar
Views (mountain, lake, prairie, etc.)
Exterior of storage sheds
Interior and exterior of barns and other ranch/farm outbuildings
How long will the photo shoot take?
Depending on size of home, generally 30-45 minutes per finished level, if a virtual tour is requested – the time will be longer.
Do I need to be present?
No, GraFic Studios is insured and bonded, and a member of the Board of Realtors; and therefore has access to the same Electronic Key Box that your own Realtor may use on your home. If your Realtor does not use the key box, GraFic Studios will make arrangements with you or your Realtor to access to your home. However, you may want to be present, particularly if you have pets.
If you would like to be home and have requested a specific time, please keep in mind that photo shoots prior to yours may run longer due to unforeseen incidents; therefore, the photographer my arrive within a 30 minute window of the requested appointment. We are sensitive to your valuable time and make every effort to arrive promptly.
Please feel free to ask any questions when we call to schedule your shoot. Being prepared for the day of the shoot will help the photographer get the best pictures to help sell your home.
Do I need to Stage my home?
Our photographers do not stage homes. Please refer to your Realtor for more information on Staging.
Do I need my home Professional cleaned?
To ensure the best possible pictures it is recommended that you either deep clean or higher a professional to deep clean your home. The camera can pick up things such as smears on mirrors, spots on faucets, stains/dirt on carpets and hardwood floors, etc. This step not only helps with the quality of the pictures but is also a great benefit for showings
and increasing buyer interest.