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We've visited thousands of homes: Here's what we've learnt

These simple steps will make your home picture perfect....

At Sowerbys we love sharing all the interior tips, tricks and advice to help you make the most of your home - especially when it comes to preparing to go to market.

Probably the most important part of putting your home up for sale or rent is capturing those heart-stealing photos.

From avoiding unwanted personal items to finding those idyllic angles to maximise your home's appearance, below you'll find the best lessons for preparing your house for photographing.



1. Clean and clear kitchen counters and sinks

2. Remove personal items and toiletries from bathroom surface

Rearrange the Furniture 

3. Make the bed, fold blankets on sofas and fluff up cushions

4. Pets and children? Tidy up toys and remove pet beds/accessories from view  

General Tidy 

5. Clear surfaces of decoration and clutter. These are things like electrical items, personal items, paperwork

6. Ask yourself ‘is this item personal or necessary?’

7. Remove items from the top of units and under beds

Final Checks

8. Turn on all lights throughout the home and replace dead bulbs

9. Tidy any loose wires, extension leads and cables  

Home Exterior 

10. Clear garden and driveway of unnecessary items

11. Where possible cut back overgrown vegetation and lawns

12. We will ask you to remove cars and wheelie bins from view while we take exterior image

And finally, a few other things to consider before the big shoot

Our professional photographers have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Upon arrival they will take the time to walk through and assess the property to ensure we capture the best angle to showcase your home.

They may request you move certain items out of a photo.

While the team work their magic we ask that you make yourself comfortable in another room or area of the house.

In order to create accurate floor plans the team will need to take measurements. For EPC notices the team will require access to the boiler, loft, water tank, metres and cupboards.  

If you're after more helpful tips to prepare your home for sale we have you covered here.

Alternatively, all the information a landlord needs ahead of letting out a property can be found here.