preparing for your 

photo shoot

To best serve clients, we ask that the home be ready for photographing prior to our arrival. This will ensure that your home is photographed in a timely manner and will help ensure quality photos.

tips to ensure your home is portrayed in the best manner

• Thoroughly clean the whole house. 
• Vacuum, mop, clean countertops in kitchen & bathrooms.
• Turnoff tv’s, lamps, & ceiling fans
• Open blinds & curtains to allow natural light in
• Remove clutter from common areas and kitchen counter

•Clear countertops of small appliances, paper towel, mail, etc.
•Clear fridge of magnets, papers, photos, etc
• Hide the garbage can
•Make sure the sink is empty

• Clear table of clutter
• Straighten chairs and make sure they are evenly spaced
• Remove high chair or booster chairs
• Placing fresh flowers or a decorative centerpiece will  freshen the space up

Dining Room

The Basics

Kitchen

• Remove cars from driveway and close garage doors
• Clean up landscaping, such as a mowed lawn, limbs   & weeds removed
• Clean porches and straighten outdoor furniture &      cushions/pillows.
• Clean pool & remove debris
• Hide gardening hose, toys, etc
• Tidy up grilling areas and remove grill cover
• Remove Trash cans

• Place food & water bowls out of sight
• Remove crates or pet beds from common areas
• Clear backyard of pet waste and toys
A helpful tip: use a lint roller to remove pet hair from  furniture

Exterior

Pets

• Clear off countertops completely. No  toothbrushes/paste, hair products, or soap
• Put toilet seat down
• Remove shampoos, soaps, & razors from showers &   tubs
• Replace dirty towels with clean, unused towels
• Remove bath mats

• Remove photo frames
• Make bed and fluff pillows
• Press bed linens to smooth out wrinkles
• Remove clutter from nightstands and dressers

• Remove clutter- magazines, remote controls, gaming   consoles
• Remove any picture frames on mantel
• Fluff and rearrange cushions and pillows

• Remove photo frames
• Make bed and fluff pillows
• Press bed linens to smooth out wrinkles
• Remove clutter from nightstands and dressers

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Living room/Family Room

Kid/Guest Rooms

first impressions count