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Virtual Tour Preparation

December 23, 2017

Getting setup and ready for your interactive virtual tour is very important when marketing properties online. Remember that a virtual tour will filter out many home shoppers and unnecessary cleanups so doing a great job on the first pass will certainly pay off in the end.

Our photographers will have limited time at each location since multiple tours are scheduled daily. Remember that our interactive Tours will make your property look amazing online but our photographer is not able to stage or clean for you.







Virtual Tour Preparedness Suggestions:



  Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery if necessary.
  Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be in good shape.
  Mow the lawn; make sure the driveway & entryway are free of clutter (toys, bikes, etc.)
  Winter – keep the sidewalks cleared of snow.


Living Areas:

  Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
  Move excess furniture out of rooms. You want the space clean, open, and clutter-free
(Papers, extra furniture, dog crates, Large end tables, etc.).
  Replace burnt out light bulbs (the photographer will need light wherever possible).



  Clean off kitchen counters; remove any clutter. (Small Appliances, dish racks, towels and Soap bottles...)
  Make sure dirty/clean dishes are out of the sink & put away.
  Put the the garbage can in a pantry or closet whenever possible.



  Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored away.
  Close toilet lid and hide the garbage.
  Clean mirrors & glass surfaces.
  Hang towels neatly from towel bar.



  Check the basics around the house (indoors & out). It takes just a minute to make sure the

house is clutter-free and all is in order.
  Turn on as many lights as you can and open all blinds when the photographer arrives.
  Try not to be in the room the photographer is photographing as you may end up in the photo.


The photographer should not have to:

  Move furniture
  Clean or dust
  Move garbage
  Pick up/move clutter (toys, dirty dishes, dog toys, etc.)

The home MUST be as ready as possible for the photographer when he/she arrives. Upon arrival our photographers can wait no longer than 10 minutes for additional home preparations. If a wait longer than this must happen we will have to move on to our next scheduled appointment and the virtual tour or Photos will be rescheduled. If this happens a rescheduling fee of $20.00 will apply.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at 208-715-0261 or e-mail us cozyhomesphotography@gmail.com

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