Real Estate Photography Preparation

General Preparation:

  • Vacuum Carpets
  • Mop Hard Floors
  • Clean Countertops
  • Clean Windows
  • Clean Fan Blades
  • Turn On All Lights & Lamps
  • Replace Burned Out Bulbs
  • Turn Off Fans/Turn Of TV’s & PC’s
  • Open Blinds & Window Treatments
  • Remove Personal Photos If Desired
  • Remove Small Rugs & Mats
  • Hide Shoes, Jackets & Hats in Closets
  • Remove Holiday Decorations

Exterior (Yards, Pools, Docks):

  • Close Garage Doors
  • Remove Cars From Driveway
  • Remove Trash Cans
  • Mow Grass, Trim Shrubs, Clear Leaves
  • Remove Empty Planters
  • Remove Cobwebs From Eaves & Door
  • Remove Visible Water Hoses
  • Remove Toys & Sports Equipment
  • Clean Porch, Tidy Up Tables & Chairs
  • Clean Pool & Remove Vacuum Hose
  • Hide Pool Cleaning Supplies
  • Turn on Water Features
  • Docked Watercraft Should Be Clean
  • Fishing Gear Should Be Neatly Organized

Kitchen:

  • Clear Countertops Completely
  • Clear Refrigerator of Magnets/Photos
  • Hide Garbage Cans in Pantry or Closet
  • Remove Dishes From Sink
  • Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Clean Countertops of Smudges
  • Clear Island of Obstructions
  • Remove Floor Mats
  • Remove Paper Towels & Napkins

Dining Room:

  • Clear Table of Paper/Mail/Debris
  • Use Decorative Place Settings
  • Feature One Centerpiece (Flowers, Etc.)
  • Straighten Chairs & Space Evenly
  • Remove Child Seats/Booster Chairs

Living Room:

  • Remove Magazines/Papers/Mail/Debris
  • De-Clutter Fireplace Mantel/Hearth
  • Clean Interior of Fireplace
  • Do Not Block Fireplace
  • Fluff & Arrange Pillows
  • Remove Toys
  • Hide TV Remotes

Bedrooms:

  • Make Bed
  • Press Bed Linens & Bed Skirt
  • Clean Nightstands of Personal Items
  • Hide Charging Cables
  • Remove Clutter From Dressers
  • Remove Family Photos if Desired
  • Clean Under Bed Items That May Appear
  • Remove Diaper Genies

Bathrooms:

  • Clean Countertops Completely
  • No Toothbrushes, Medications, Etc.
  • Put Toilet Seat Down
  • Close Closet Doors
  • Remove Shampoo, Soap, Loofahs, Etc.
  • Open Shower Curtains
  • Remove Dirty Towels & Laundry Baskets
  • Remove Floor Mats

Pets:

  • Hide Food & Water Bowls
  • Hide Pet Crates, Beds & Toys
  • Remove Pet Hair From Furniture
  • Clear Yard of Pet Waste & Toys