Staging Tips


The majority of home buyers browse the internet prior to setting foot into a home. Real estate photographs are often times the first impression potential buyers get of a home.

Here a few simple tips to help increase the screen appeal of a home.


  • Turn on all interior lights

  • Replace any non-working light bulbs

  • Turn off all ceiling fans

  • Remove piles of newspaper, magazines, and mail

  • Hide pet toys and water/food dishes


  • Remove all dishes from sink

  • Remove all photos, notes, papers, and magnets from the refrigerator

  • Clear counter tops of all items such as dishes, dish racks, food, and small appliances

  • Remove dish soap, dishtowels, garbage cans, and other items from kitchen


  • Remove hand towels from sink area.

  • Remove all items from counter tops including; soap, towels, toothbrushes, and other supplies

  • Remove shampoo and other products from shower and bathtub

  • Open shower curtain

  • Remove bath mats, bath towels, scales, trashcans and spare toilet paper rolls.

  • Close toilet lids


  • Make bed and arrange pillows

  • Put away toys and stuffed animals.

  • Put away clothes, shoes, and hide all power cords

  • Remove personal items from dresser and nightstands

  • Remove trashcans and fans


  • Arrange chairs around the table

  • Add a simple centerpiece to the table


  • Remove piles of newspapers and magazines

  • Put away all remotes

  • Hide all electric cords and cables

  • Remove personal items from tables and shelves

Portland, Oregon Real Estate Photographer - Schedule an Appointment

(503) 522-0476

Terms of Service


Payment in full is due upon delivery of final edited photographs.

Copyrights and License

Photographer retains the copyright and full rights to all photographs, slideshows, and videos.

Upon payment in full the listing agents is granted to a license to use the photographs, slideshows, and/or videos for the following purposes:

  • Marketing the real estate listing.  These rights are not transferrable and terminate when the listing is canceled, expires, or the property is sold.

  • Marketing the listing agents business (ex. future listing appointments).

Photographs, Slideshows, and Video archive schedule:

  • Edited photographs - 1 year.

  • Original unedited photographs - 3 months

  • Slideshows and videos - 6 months

Additional fees:

  • $100 return visit fee due to weather or re-staging.

  • $75 Cancellation fee if less than 24 hour notice.

  • Call or e-mail for prices outside of Portland area.

Contact us

(503) 522-0476

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