“When the world asks, 'What was it like?' Only the photographers can say, 'See!'”
WHAT THINGS SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE MY LISTING?
I'm glad you asked! If your listing is vacant and empty, it's pretty straightforward: Turn on all the lights (every single one!), turn off all ceiling fans, and open all of the blinds (either twist open the slats or lift them all the way up).
If your clients are still living in their home, I have a comprehensive list of things that they should do prior to my arrival to ensure that their home will look its very best. Not everyone does everything on the list, but the more they can do, the better.
You can either download that list by clicking the link above, or I will it email to you after you've booked a session. You can then keep it on hand for future clients.
WHAT IF YOU ARRIVE AND MY LISTING ISN'T READY?
If I arrive at your listing and it appears to my eye to not be ready, I will contact you immediately and let you know (assuming, of course, that you are not on-site). Once you are aware of the condition, if you authorize me to go ahead, then I most certainly will do as you direct. If you decide that you want to reschedule, I'm happy to come back. And no, there won't be a fee.
CAN YOU WAIT IF MY CLIENT IS FINISHING THE HOME PREP?
That depends entirely on my schedule.
I allow enough time between appointments to photograph your listing and also provide myself a few extra minutes beforehand to make sure that your listing is ready (checking to be sure that all lights are on, window blinds open, etc.). If I don't have another appointment scheduled after yours, I may be able to wait a few extra minutes if a few odds and ends need to be tied up. Generally, I can start photographing in rooms that are ready while your client prepares other rooms.
That said, if the property still needs significant preparation, we would need to reschedule unless you tell me to go ahead regardless of the property's condition (please see the previous question).