The majority of home buyers start their search online, so it is important to make the first impression count. Follow as many of these tips as possible (and anything else necessary) to prepare your home for the best real estate photos possible prior to the scheduled shoot.

PLEASE NOTE: To minimize our presence in each home, we will avoid re-arranging or touching any surfaces. This means that all homes will be photographed as they are when we arrive and we will not adjust any items in the home. This is to protect homeowners, real estate agents and us. If the home is not ready, it may result in delays and any requests for edits or reshoots will be charged accordingly.


General Tips for all Areas in the Home

    • Thoroughly clean the whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows, etc)

    • Replace all burned out light bulbs (ideally with the same color temperature)

    • Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs) where possible

    • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring

    • Place all shoes/jackets in closets

    • No garbage cans should be visible in any room

    • Hide tissue boxes unless they are housed in something decorative

    • Remove anything that looks seasonal, such as Xmas wreaths, pumpkins, etc.

    • Move any other clutter out of view – put in closets, cabinets, garage, etc

Front Exterior

    • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)

    • Remove empty planters

    • Remove visible water hoses

    • Use broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames

    • Remove toys, sports equipment or any other clutter

    • Remove all pet equipment and toys


    • Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions

    • Pillows/cushions should be fresh, not faded

    • Clear out kid’s toys, balls, frisbees, etc.

    • Clean pool, remove vacuum/cleaner hose, hide pool cleaning supplies

    • Turn on pool fountains/water features

    • Hoses rolled up neatly, or removed

    • Remove trash cans

    • Remove any additional debris