Home Photography Preparation

These tips help ensure your homes photos will look their best!

  • General Guidelines

    • Declutter all areas as much as possible.

    • We do not typically photograph inside closets or garages, so feel free to hide any clutter or bulky items in those areas.

    • If you’re planning to be home during our visit, please turn on all light, open blinds and turn off ceiling fans.

    • We are constantly moving and looking for the best angles while photographing your home, so waiting until we arrive to move things out of the way doesn’t work well.

    • Hide pets and pet items such as food bowls, beds, and toys.

    • Let us work our magic! We work best when we’re allowed to freely flow through your home without distractions from kids, pets, guests, etc.

  • Home Exterior

    • Trim Grass and bushes.

    • Clear grass clippings and debris from drive and walkways.

    • Hide garbage cans and yard waste containers from view.

    • Remove cars from drive and close garage doors.

    • Remove kid toys and pet toys.

  • Living Areas

    • Declutter as much as possible.

    • Replace or remove large family photos.

    • Arrange furniture to showcase the size of the room.

    • Clear coffee tables and end tables of personal items and remotes.

  • Kitchens

    • Clear countertops as much as possible. A few items are fine, but the more counter space we can show in a photo, the more open and inviting your kitchen will look.

    • Clear the exterior of the refrigerator completely.

    • Empty sink and remove dish draining board from view.

    • Hide trash cans.

    • Consider staging dining table with tasteful place settings.

  • Dining Areas

    • Reduce dining table size, if possible, to open up the space of the room.

    • Place a small, elegant center piece on dining table.

    • Stage place settings with nice dishes, glassware, flatware and napkins.

    • Remove excess furniture such as extra chairs to enhance space and walk-ability.

  • Bedrooms

    • Make beds.

    • Remove laundry and hampers from view.

    • Remove personal items from view.

    • Limit number of items on nightstands and dressers.

  • Bathrooms

    • Remove personal products from view such as shampoo, bodywash deodorant, tooth brush holder, etc…

    • Conceal personal items such as hair dryers and curling irons, especially their chords.

    • Remove trash cans from view.

    • Consider adding a small, tasteful accent around tubs such as candles or a small plant. Make sure accent/hand towels are clean and, folded and organized.

  • LOCAL Professional Opinion

    Listen to your Realtor! A good, local real estate profession knows exactly what buyers are looking for in your neighborhood and in your homes price range. Follow their suggestions to ensure a quick sale!