Walkthrough of the House - Let's See What We're Working With
All right. So what I'm going to do is just an actual walk through. I thought this would be kind of interesting for you to see from my point of view perspective. What I'm thinking when I walk into a house. So let's just get at it. If I was entering this house for the first time, I obviously know this house. It's my house. So I sort of have a plan, an action plan already. But what I'm looking out for are what are the rooms, what are the connections between the rooms? How is the light right now? So I'm just gonna talk through what I'm seeing initially. So right off the bat, I see these great white big windows. I see this big, great living space looks amazing, but the light is kind of falling a little bit harshly with the shadows over there. So I'm going to see if there's another room to start out with likely. So then just panning around, I'm just seeing what the rooms are. I see some cats, those are gonna have to get out of the photos. We got a little TV space right here. This might be a ...
good one to start with. Although it might be better just to wait for this entire open living space because we can do it all in one go penny around. Ok. So we see some connections. These are things to keep in mind. So we have a connection to what's the kitchen where we have the entry way, which also has a connection to the kitchen. So when we're photographing, I'm just kind of walking through things that I'm thinking I'll be doing. I'll be taking some photos from sort of this angle to show this entire space with that connection to the kitchen, to maybe even something from around this way with that connection to the entry way. So the viewer as they go through these photos knows where they're at. Let's just take a look at the kitchen. So I, I will admit that this is not how clean my house always is with three toddlers. This is nothing near how close it is. So I spent a lot of time last night and this morning cleaning up, but there are going to be things that I noticed. Like here we have a sticker chart for our Children and uh that's gonna have to get removed because that just pops and there's too much color right there. Now, if there were any dirty dishes, I might try to clean some of the stuff up here like the soap dispensers, it looks, it's not necessarily dirty, but it's just a little bit too much clutter. The plants are fine. I might move around those plants just a little bit. Here are some money shots that we're going to be getting with the oven range. The little coffee bar over there and this table, but even like little things like this napkin holder, the salt and pepper shaker not necessary to move, but might just clean it up just a little bit. And I'm already starting to think of ok, we want our money shot of the entire kitchen, but we're gonna want a money shot of just this breakfast nook as well. Something to think about as well. If you're doing photos for a short term rental and not just for selling a property is you might need more photos of the features. A photo, just something like this, but a little bit wider of the range isn't going to necessarily sell a house. I might do something a little bit wider like this showing the full kitchen and I'll do that as well. But for a short term rental showing the range showing that we have a mini fridge and a wine rack, a microwave, a dishwasher. These are things you wanna show case in a short term rental shoot. So think about those things. So turning around, we see this other connection to the living space, so we'll definitely want some sort of wide spot. Now, I'm kind of backed into a corner. I'll just show you really quickly right here, but I'm probably gonna end up standing maybe right around where these flowers are or even back further. So I can get that full shot of from this side, the kitchen opening up to that living space here, we have the laundry room, laundry, going to have to move that shoes, probably clean up just a little bit down there. We got a powder room and I'm noticing. Ok, so we've got this bathroom right here. The lighting is not terrible. It's a little bit bright. We have this light shining down there. So I'll probably wait to photograph this. Always gonna close toilet seats, maybe even move some of that soap and stuff. Um, that little basket just for the, the shoot, but looking good, we got a little play area over here. This is something that for perhaps like an airbnb rental, this is something to photograph, but for selling a property really, this should probably be cleaned up more and that's just gonna be a little bit of a background shot. Now, here's another money shot from the corner of the property or corner of the house where we're seeing the connection between the kitchen, the what's the dining area and then the other living area with the TV. So we'll be taking one photo from here again, waiting for the sun to move. And this is the importance of scouting a location ahead of time or at least at the very least knowing where the sun is and the direction of the home. If you are south, facing north, facing, depending on where you live and knowing if there's going to be uh windows, you gotta pay attention to that. So here's another bathroom and because we're on the other side of the house, this might be a good bathroom to photograph right now where we're just getting sort of ambient light. Hello? Watching for those mirrors. Got some toys down there. That's all stuff we're going to clean up. But this is a good room that we might start with and there's a couple of bedrooms I skipped for now. Um But here's the primary suite and here is another room that might be a good one to start out with. It's a little bit bright coming through that window. But I think by the time we photograph the primary bathroom, which is in here, which does not have a lot of natural light, the lighting will look good in the rest of the house. So here is the primary bathroom, it's sort of a square and I'm gonna turn on the lights so you can see what's going on. So the lighting looks pretty ugly right now. What I'm going to do is take these towels out, take out the shampoo in the shower, the soap, all of that, clean it up quite a bit. We've got a bowl, bowl of water for the cats and dogs. So things like that. I'm just gonna clean up. But anyways, I think, I hope that you enjoyed this sort of walk through. I'll probably start with this bathroom when we get to the demos and then depending on the lighting, I'll be moving on to the rest of the rooms. But I hope you enjoyed this little walk through and it gives you some ideas for what to look through for when you are starting out at a house. Cheers.