Virtual Tour Preparation

Virtual Tour Preparation

virtual tourMake the most out of your virtual tour by making sure your property looks it's best! A virtual tour is an online open house, so get rid of the clutter, and make it sparkle! Here are some tips to look your best and get our photographer done on time:


  • Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery, consider planting flowers.

  • 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 shelves and table tops.

  • Move excess furniture out of rooms. You want the space clean, open, and clutter-free
    (dog crates, tray tables, etc.)

  • Replace burnt out light bulbs; great photography
    requires proper light.

  • Vacuum, clean the windows and surfaces.


  • Clean off kitchen counters; remove any clutter. 

  • Make sure dirty/clean dishes are out of the sink & put away. 

  • Empty the garbage can.


  • Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored away.

  • Close toilet lid and empty the garbage. 

  • Clean mirrors & glass surfaces. 

  • Hang towels neatly from towel bar.


  • Clean floors and surfaces look best in photos.

  • Check the basics around the property to make sure it is clutter-free and picture ready. 

  • Turn on as many lights as you can 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 cannot:

  • calgary photographersMove furniture 

  • Clean or dust 

  • Move garbage 

  • Pick up/move clutter,
    wash dirty dishes, vacuum floor
    or relocate pets.

The home MUST be ready for the photographer when he/she arrives. Upon arrival our photographers can wait no longer than 15 minutes for additional home preparations.

Should the property not be ready, your virtual tour may have to be rescheduled and we reserve the right to charge a $40.00 rescheduling fee.

Thank you for your cooperation!  If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at: 
(403) 478-0066.


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