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How to Prepare Your Property for a Photo Shoot

How to Prepare Your Property for listing Photo Shoot

Listing your home can be a lot of work and overwhelming! I want to help by providing a shortlist of the most important things you can do to be prepared. By following this checklist you will ensure the very best photos, a smooth photoshoot, and the absolute best first impressions! Pictures or web presence is the NEW CURB APPEAL!!! good pictures can make someone book a showing OR keep scrolling.


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


  • 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


  • 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

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