The importance of having a property photo ready.
The phrase "photo ready" can mean a lot of different things depending on one's perspective but when it comes to real estate photography having your home or property "photo ready" is very important.

When people are looking at homes online, many times they are browsing multiple properties very quickly. There is a very short window to capture the potential buyers attention and quality photos along with a well presented property can make all the difference.
The objective is to motivate the buyer to take the next step which is to visit the property in person for a better look which is where your real estate agent has the best opportunity of making the sale and closing the deal for you.

How to make a home "photo ready?
The first step is to thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of the home, which includes cleaning all counter tops, floors, sinks, bathrooms, carpets, etc.
If the home is being lived in making the interior property "photo ready" includes removing as many personal items as possible such as toiletries, shampoos, soaps, razors, shaving creams, remote controls, dog bowls, dog beds, cat boxes, trash cans, personal and family photos, snake and reptile aquariums and removing general clutter.
Remember you want potential buyers to see the best your home has to offer.
The exterior of the home includes putting away water hoses, cleaning oil stains from the driveway, placing trash and recycle bins out of sight, kid's toys, bicycles, pulling weeds, etc.
Remember you want potential buyers to see the best your home has to offer.
This may seem like a lot of work and it is, but the effort will pay off in the quality of the photos as well as the selling price of your home.