13 December 2016
By portermathewsblog

Here are some tips to prepare your home for a professional photoshoot.


  • Open all blinds
  • Turn on all lights & lamps, replace burnt out light bulbs
  • Remove excess clutter, vacuum, clean and mop titles
  • Wash windows inside and out

Living Areas:

  • Unclutter the rooms
  • Magazine & newspapers removed from view
  • Remote controls to be stored away
  • Hide power boards & cords out of sight where possible
  • Arrange furniture so the room looks as spacious as possible
  • Remove Throw rugs and area rugs where possible
  • Study – clear & declutter desk, straighten items on bookshelf, file papers away
  • Toy room – organise & declutter


  • Counters to be clean, uncluttered and clear of appliances and utensils
  • Kitchen sink to be free of dishes
  • Remove magnets, photos, calendars, etc from refridgerator
  • Take away tea towels

Bathroom & Ensuite:

  • Clear countertops
  • Polish faucets and mirrors
  • Removed stains from sinks, grout and bathtubs
  • Clear away any personal items & cleaning products
  • Remove all towels & toilet paper roll
  • Toilet seat lid closed


  • Make the beds with fresh, clean linen
  • Clear out anything from under the beds that is visible
  • Bedside tables to be decluttered ie; tissue boxes, remote controls, alarm clocks, jewellery

Front Area, Gardens & Outdoors:

  • Move vehicle out of view from front of house
  • Paving & sidewalks cleared, swept & weeds removed
  • Rubbish bins and garden hose to be stored out of sigh
  • Fertilise lawn, mow lawn
  • Trim hedging and overgrown shrubbery
  • Put away lawn equipment and gardening tools
  • Neatly arrange outdoor items such as furniture & play equipment
  • Pools – cleaned with leaves and debris cleared. Water feature to be turned on
  • Creepy Crawley and pool equipment to be stored out of sight where possible.


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01 December 2016
By portermathewsblog

Have a look at an In House Auction Event with Porter Matthews Metro.

For more details give our office a call on 9475 9622 or email

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