Home Prep

Getting setup and ready for your photo shoot is very important when  marketing properties online. Pictures are the first impression the buyer will have of your property so you want to make sure you take care of all the details that contribute to leaving a favorable impression.

Photo Shoot Preparedness Suggestions:


  • Spruce up your garden and lawn; trim shrubbery if necessary.
  • Yard and patio should be neat; outdoor furniture should be in good shape.
  • Mow the lawn; make sure the driveway & entryway are free of clutter (toys, bikes, etc.)
  • Hide all trash cans (put them in the garage if possible)
  • Winter - keep the sidewalks cleared of snow.

Living Areas:

  • Remove clutter and tidy up the shelves.
  • Move excess furniture out of rooms. You want the space clean, open, and clutter-free (dog crates, tray tables, etc.).
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs (the photographer will need light in most rooms).


  • Clean off kitchen counters; remove any clutter.
  • Make sure dirty/clean dishes are out of the sink & put away.
  • Remove the garbage can. (hide in a closet if possible)


  • Put essential items used daily in a small box that can be stored away.
  • Close toilet lid and remove garbage cans.
  • Clean mirrors & glass surfaces.
  • Hang towels neatly from towel bar.
  • Remove any cleaning wands or plungers from the room.


  • Check the basics around the house (indoors & out). It takes just a minute  to make sure the house is clutter-free and all is in order.
  • Turn on as many lights as you can when the photographer arrives.
  • Try not to be in the room the photographer is photographing as you may end up in the photo.

The photographer cannot:

  • Move furniture
  • Clean or dust

The  home MUST be ready for the photographer when he/she arrives. Upon  arrival our photographers can wait no longer than 10 minutes for additional home preparations. If a wait longer than this must happen we will have to move on to our next scheduled appointment and the appointment will be rescheduled. If this happens a rescheduling fee of $25.00  will apply.