Most importantly your home must be ready to be photographed at the time of your appointment. When the photographer arrives they will conduct a quick walk-through of the home, suggesting any last second changes that can be made to improve the quality of your Virtual Tour. However shooting will begin shortly thereafter. Meaning any & all cleaning and staging must be done prior to your appointment time.
Every home has small issues. Don’t be concerned about the aspects of your home that can’t be changed. Focus instead on the overall de-cluttering of each space. Place clutter in closets, the garage or storage areas. Your photographs are designed to show the spaciousness of your home and as such are shot with wide angle lenses that make it impossible to hide objects in plain sight in any room. Objects that aren’t hidden in one of the afore mentioned areas will end up in your photos.
Take the extra time to find places for all of your unsightly items. This means brooms, vacuums, car keys, garbage bins, laundry bins, dirty dishes etc. should be put away before your appointment time to ensure they don’t end up in your photos.
Remember: What is important to you is not the same as what is important to your photos. Vacuuming, sweeping, dusting and scrubbing are important for your open house but for your Virtual Tour appointment what matters is de-cluttering your home!