Pre-Shoot Checklist

Following these simple tips will allow your photographer to provide you with the best possible results to help attract able and willing buyers.


  • Remove vehicles from driveway and away from the front of the home.
  • Remove trash cans from view.
  • Make sure the grass is cut and planters are clean of weeds.
  • Clean windows.
  • Organize deck furniture, uncover grill, open patio umbrella, etc.
  • Hose down and sweep the driveway, porch, and backyard.
  • Declutter backyard of unnecessary items, toys, furniture, trash, etc.



  • Replace any burnt lightbulbs and ensure all bulbs are the same color temperature.
  • Remove as much clutter as possible.
  • Put away unsightly door mats and remove area rugs that might be hiding nice flooring like hardwood or tile.
  • Remove all evidence of pets.
  • Remove all pets from property if possible.
  • Open up blinds and allow natural light to enter.
  • Turn off all TVs, computer screens, and ceiling fans.
  • Remove all shoes from site.
  • Make sure there are no clothes hanging in the laundry room.
  • Make sure beds are made and organized.
  • Avoid hiding items under beds or furniture.
  • Remove any personal information that you wouldn’t want visible online.


  • Clear all counter tops – A few small appliances, fruit bowls, plants etc. are ok.
  • Clear the fridge by removing all magnets, photos, lists, etc.
  • Make sure all appliances are cleaned and smudge free.
  • Put trash can away.
  • Make sure sink is clean and free of dishes.
  • Put away dish soap, cloths, etc.
  • Straighten bar stools and table chairs.


  • Put toilet lids down.
  • Clear counter of all personal belongings.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Open shower curtains – remove all bottles, razers, soap, etc.
  • Place a fresh roll of toilet paper on the holder.
  • Remove toilet brush and trash can.

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