Preparing For Your Photo Shoot

Preparing the home for the photo shoot is the responsibility of the real estate agent and homeowner. Our photographers will not clean or stage homes prior to photographs being taken.  We may make suggestions for minor adjustments as needed, but generally speaking, the home should be photo ready upon our arrival and we will shoot as-is. Taking the time to prepare prior to our arrival will help ensure the best possible results.

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Exterior

  • Remove cars from driveway; park in an area where cars will not be visible through windows 
  • Remove garbage cans, toys and debris from front and back yards
  • Stage outdoor furniture 
  • Cut grass and trim foliage
  • Remove leaves or snow from main walkways and driveway
  • Remove holiday and/or seasonal decorations as they will date the listing

Kitchens & Baths

  • Clear counter tops; limit to up to three (3) counter top items in the kitchen and one or two (1-2) items in bathrooms
  • Remove/hide garbage cans
  • Remove throw rugs
  • Remove dish towels, sponges and cleaning supplies in the kitchen
  • Clean fridge; remove magnets, pictures, calendars, etc.
  • Remove pet food bowls and toys

Living Areas

  • Remove clutter; clear off table tops
  • Hide small electronics (like laptops and iPads), remote controls and electronics cords
  • Hide all pet items like beds, toys and dishes
  • Fluff and arrange throw pillows
  • Minimize or remove family photos and items with family/children’s names
  • Remove or hide all garbage cans and laundry hampers