Before a photographer comes to your home it is important to prepare so that you get the best possible photos for your listing. Please follow the guidelines below:


  • Remove all cars from the driveway
  • Close the garage door
  • Remove trash cans
  • Remove security sign
  • Remove dead plants
  • Remove water hoses, toys, and lawn mower
  • Have the lawn trimmed, leaves racked, bushes and trees pruned
  • Remove any seasonal/holidaydecorations


  • De-clutter as much as possible
  • Vacuum carpet or mop floors
  • Open blinds make them all lay the same direction (sometimes one blind is broken, so make them open or closed)
  • Remove small rugs or pads on the floor
  • Remove all pet items (toys, food, water bowl)
  • Remove all shoes and clothes
  • Remove all chargers, phone cords, and electronic cords
  • Turn all lamps and lights on (repoace all burned out light bulbs)
  • Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations
  • Turn ceiling fans off
  • Make all beds
  • Remove magazines or mail folders


  • Remove all magnets and photos on the refridgerator
  • Remove all pads and rugs on the floor
  • Remove trash can, towels, soap, dishes, paper towel, and foods
  • Clear countertops completely
  • Remove child seats
  • Clean the sink and put away all the dishes


  • Clean countertops – no soap, shaving items, toothpaste
  • Remove shampoo, body wash, etc. from the shower
  • Put all toilet seats and lids down
  • Rempove dirty towels – leave out only new, unused towels
  • Remove floormats