Preparing Your Home for the Shoot

Most people actually live in their homes and don't keep them "show-ready" all of the time. In order to create clean images that represent the home in its best light, therefore sparking buyers' interests, please use the guidelines below as suggestions for preparing your home for image capture.


Exterior Front and Back

·  Remove cars from driveway

·  Close all windows

·  Sweep walkways

·  Pick up leaves, sticks, branches

·  Put toys, bicycles away

·  Store seasonal décor

·  Stow garden tools, supplies

·  Remove all hoses

·  Straighten and arrange deck        furniture

·  Clean pool area


Interior: Main Areas

· Remove personal items/photos

· Remove all visible clutter

· Open shades/blinds

· Replace burned out light bulbs

· Tidy up or put away all             children’s toys

· Empty waste baskets

· Hide pet dishes/toys/beds

· Vacuum carpets

· Sweep hard floors

· Remove newspapers, mail

· Turn off televisions



· Remove all items from                    refrigerator door

· Store food in cabinets

· De-clutter counters, stove

· Stow small appliances

· Hide soaps, cleaning items

· Hide dish towels, sponges

· Clear sink of dishes

· Put away draining rack

· Organize items on open shelves


Dining Room

· Straighten/push in dining chairs

· Add centerpiece, candles

· Set the table for dinner

· Add a vase of flowers

· Add a bottle of wine, glasses



· Make the beds

· Arrange decorative pillows

· Put away clothing, shoes

· Clean under the bed

· Clear surfaces of clutter



· Make the bathrooms sparkle

· Hang fresh towels

· Clear counters of toiletries

· Clean mirrors

· Clean toilet and close lid

· Remove all items from tub and shower


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