Real estate photo shoot

Listing your home for sale? Make the most of your home's photo shoot.

Real Estate photos determine whether or not a buyer will decide to visit your home. It's critical to prepare for the photo shoot. 

Less is more. The quick advice is to de-clutter every room.  Put non-essential items in separate boxes to keep out of sight as long as your house is on the market. 

To have your home in “photograph-ready” condition, I suggest the following:


  • Move cars out of sight
  • Close garage doors
  • Remove trash cans, gardening tools, etc. from sight
  • Stow childrens’ and pets’ toys
  • Coil hoses
  • Set out patio cushions 
  • Uncover bbqs, pools, spas


  • Replace all burned out bulbs (photos are taken with most lights on)
  • Turn ceiling fans off
  • Clean well and de-clutter
  • Place aluables and medications out of sight 
  • Open window coverings (unless they conceal a less than desirable view)
  • Remove most, if not all personal photographs
  • Clear kitchen, with the exception of one or two decorative items
  • Conceal trash cans
  • Remove everything from the top and sides of fridge (pictures, kids’ art, magnets, etc.)
  • Remove non-essential throw rugs (foyer, baths, kitchen, hallways)
  • Clear the bathroom countertops of all toiletries.  Leave only a few decorative items or a floral or plant arrangement.  Put out best towels
  • Empty the shower of shampoos, etc
  • Remove all signs of pets (bowls, rugs, pillows, etc)
  • Remove any table coverings
  • Declutter the fireplace mantel

Not finding your dream home?

Moving is a big decision – but it’s even harden when you can’t find exactly what you want. 

Let me know exactly what you’re looking for, and I’ll work to find just the right home for you.

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