How to prepare your home for a photoshoot

How to prepare your home for a photoshoot

Preparing your home for a photoshoot is essential to ensure that your property looks its best and that the photographs turn out beautifully.  Here's a step-by-step guide on how to prepare your home for pictures:


A note on timing: We work with incredible, high demand photographers and videographers who produce award winning work. We know photos have a huge impact on presenting the home. The following items must be done in advance prior to our start time as we only have a limited appointment with our team. We want to make sure the entire home is able to be photographed within the time constraints and video constraints. We've procured buyers time and time again from our social media posts so we are thrilled to be able to offer this service to see your home sale maximized and successful!



Entire Home

  1. Open blinds, curtains and turn on all lights
  2. Hide all items, storage carts etc in the laundry room or garage.
  3. Remove all items such as papers, magazines, toys, and personal belongings. Clear off countertops, tables, and shelves to create a clean and spacious look
  4. Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of home.



  1. Clear clutter such as shoes, coats, and bags.
  2. Ensure the area is well-lit; open curtains or turn on lights.
  3. Remove personal items like keys or mail from view.

Living Room:

  1. Remove excessive decorations or personal items.
  2. Fluff and arrange pillows and cushions neatly.
  3. Hide or organize electrical cords.
  4. Open curtains or blinds to let in natural light.
  5. Remove remotes


  1. Clear countertops of everything including appliances, candles, paper towel rolls, toaster, knife block etc. 
  2. Empty sink and remove dish towels.
  3. Remove magnets or personal items from the refrigerator.


  1. Make beds neatly and ensure bedding is wrinkle-free.
  2. Remove personal items from nightstands.
  3. Straighten curtains or blinds and ensure they are open.
  4. Remove all items from bedside tables except for lamp.
  5. Ensure closet doors are closed and organized inside.


  1. Hide personal items such as toothbrushes and toiletries, lotion, makeup, soap dishes.
  2. Remove Shampoo and other products from the shower/ tub
  3. Close lids on toilet seats
  4. Hang clean, matching towels.
  5. Ensure shower curtains are clean and closed.
  6. Empty trash bins.

Home Office/Study:

  1. Organize desk and remove clutter.
  2. Hide cords and cables.

Outdoor Spaces:

  1. Sweep pathways and remove any debris.
  2. Arrange outdoor furniture neatly.
  3. Mow the lawn and trim any overgrown bushes or plants.
  4. Hide garbage cans and gardening tools.
  5. Remove all childrens toys and bikes from yard
  6. Pool Cleaning so no debris shows


By following this checklist, you'll ensure your home is ready for its close-up and will make a lasting impression on potential buyers! 

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