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Getting your home or apartment ready for pictures or video

Preparing for on-line pictures, video or individual virtual tours for prospective buyers requires many of the same steps you would take to prepare for an open house.

Outside – what buyers see first

  • Close garage doors and remove cars from the driveway
  • Tidy up the landscaping, store hoses, remove empty pots

Inside – ready for your close up

  • Dust and clean all surfaces
  • Remove small rugs to show flooring
  • Stow family photos, toys, and pet equipment
  • Open window curtains and blinds
  • Make all beds, hang fresh towels
  • Close toilet seats and wash dishes

Want more ideas?  I contact me and I will be happy to send you a complete checklist of ideas for getting your place photo ready!


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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodel. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself with different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a seven-time recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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