Tips To Prepare Your Home For Your Real Estate Photo Shoot

Exterior Real Estate Photo Tips:

  • All cars need to be in the garage with doors closed. No parked cars in front of the house.

  • Remove trash cans, garden tools, hoses and sprinklers.

  • Sweep driveways, patios and sidewalks.

  • Put Deck/Patio umbrellas up in season and remove barbeque covers.

  • Pool Equipment out of the pool and out of sight.

  • All windows closed and blinds set to the same height, usually half mast is best.

  • Mow the lawn, clean up yard debris, store mower out of sight.

  • Bushes and trees trimmed to show a clear view of the house.

  • Enhance curb appeal with a front door wreath, pots of greenery or flowers.

Interior Real Estate Photo Tips:

  • All interior lights on; replace non-working bulbs.

  • Clear off counter tops in kitchens and bathrooms, removing tissue boxes, soap containers and paper towels.

  • A bowl of apples, oranges and lemons gives a nice touch of color to the kitchen table.

  • Turn on fireplace in season if possible.

  • Remove notes pictures and magnets from refrigerators.

  • Turn off ceiling fans and televisions.

  • Put away any evidence of “work” including buckets, trash cans, sponges, soap bottles and cleaning cloths.

  • Remove newspapers and stacks of magazines.

  • Windows and mirrors clean and streak free.

  • Carpets vacuumed and hard wood floors polished.

  • Beds freshly made; freshly folded towels in bathrooms.

  • De-clutter and de-personalize so your buyer can imagine themselves in their new home!