How to Prepare Your Property for a Photography Shoot

We know listing your home can be a lot of work and overwhelming! We want to help by providing a shortlist of the most important things you can do. By following this checklist we created you will ensure the very best photos, a smooth photoshoot, and the absolute best first impressions!

We have shot over a thousand homes and have seen it all, every scenario.  With this experience we believe these are the things that make the most impact in real estate photography!


These are going to be the very first photos buyers will see and just like in real life can be the first impression!�

  • Mow, edge and blow off your yard one to two days prior to the scheduled shoot.
  • Pressure wash your home and driveway
  • Clean any leaves off roof, having a clean roof makes a huge impact!
  • Remove weeds from flower beds, and add fresh pine straw/mulch.
  • Trim any landscaping that has become overgrown or may be blocking the home.
  • Place trashcans and recycling inside the garage, we will not be photographing the garage.
  • If there is a pool, ensure it is clean and inviting.�
  • Park cars in the street.


  • Open all blinds
  • Turn off ceiling fans
  • Vacuum and mop
  • Ensure all lights are working�
  • Put away pet dishes and toys�
  • Closets can be used for storage as we will not shoot these


  • All beds should be made.�
  • Put away cable chargers, keys, etc from the bedside tables.�
  • Remove portable fans.�
  • Tidy up kids toys


  • Clean countertops including all personal items. Less is more!�
  • Remove small rugs and trash cans.�
  • Put away towels
  • Clean shower glass


  • Remove everything from the front and top of the fridge. �
  • Clean off countertops, leave only appliances. Less is more.�
  • Remove towels and small rugs
  • Clean stainless steel appliances�