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Corona Virus Info

If we pull together we can make it through this.

I have been reaching out to a lot of my agents and talking to other real estate photographers and it seems like we are on the same page.  The safety of both us and our clients is of utmost importance.  Details about the virus seem to change daily and more and more people are getting infected and even dying.  A lot of agents are recommending that people wait for a while to list their homes. Sometimes that is not always possible and the show must go on.  I am going to outline what we are going to do to insure the safety of all of us.  Agents have been telling me that changes are coming in all aspects of the business to help combat the spread of the virus. The new rules below seem to be welcomed by everyone I spoke to and are becoming the normal plan of business until the situation gets better.  It is know that the virus is transmitted by both close contact and the virus can live on surfaces, for how long no one really knows.  We are here for you but with a new set of rules probably till the end of April at the soonest. 

New COVID-19 Policies

We are requiring that no one be present at the property for all scheduled appointments. This includes sellers, renters and agents.

We will avoid touching personal belongings while onsite, so it is very important to make sure the property is completely staged when we arrive.

Please turn on all lights prior to us arriving to do the photo shoot.  If the house is vacant we will turn on the lights to save you a trip. 

We are using rubber gloves in each home.

If your clients are feeling under the weather we prefer you reschedule the shoot waiting the required amount of time by the CDC.

With some sensible precautions there is no reason why listing photography can't continue to be done safely.

As long as we are legally allowed to operate and are healthy and feel safe doing so, we will continue to work within these new restrictions. If anything changes  in your area, we will notify you.

We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing everything we can to assure your safety and ours.  If anyone has a suggestion we missed to further help in the fight please let us know.

Things to do before we arrive.

I am updating our being ready for the shoot list.  Things are changing fast and since we are not touching things in the home and are requiring that NO ONE be present for the shoot these are the  things that need to be done.  In most cases the homes have been ready to shoot but items listed below have been overlooked in some cases. 

1. Move vehicles out of the driveway or from directly in front of the home. 

2. Move out door trash cans into the garage if possible. If they are out for pick up that day we can work around them.

3. Move small throw rugs from all rooms. Usually in the entry, kitchen, back doors and baths.

4. Hide cords as much as possible.

5. Remove trash cans from the kitchen and baths.

6. Turn on all lamps and lights.  Don't forget under cabinet lighting.

7. Clean off as much of the kitchen counters as possible.  Less is more.

8. Remove towels from the kitchen that are hanging, usually on the oven or stove handle.

9. Make sure all personal items in the bath are hidden, this includes on the countertop and in the shower.  Hide plungers and toilet brushes.

10. Most people take their dogs with them when they leave.  We have been having issues with cats.  Some cats go hide and we never see them others want to sit in the room and watch. Pets are not allowed to be in photos so please try to keep them tucked away.

11. If it is nice out and you have a nice umbrella please put it up. Not a necessity but we are trying to make your place look it's  best. If it is windy out don't worry about it.

12. If we are shooting video please leave ceiling fans on LOW.

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