Towson Homes for Sale

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. 

Real estate 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