Selling your home is a stressful process! In order to hit the ground running one of the first things you’ll need to do is get professional photos of your property. Often times, this comes before your home is even listed. As most home buyers are searching online for their next home, professional photographs have never played a more important role in getting top dollar for your property then ever before!

In order to get the absolute best real estae photos for your home, you can prepare your house for the photo shoot. Here are some great pointers to get you started.


Outside Area

Mow, rake and trim landscapingRemove all clutter including hoses
Remove any pool/spa coversClean all driveways, entryways and patios
Remove any grill coversRemove any pool toys/equipment

Living Room

Turn off TV and hide remotesRemove all toys, fans and clutter
Remove any unnecessary furnitureOpen blinds and window drapes
Turn off ceiling fansRemove any “nik-naks”

Kitchen and Dining Area

Remove any dishesRemove all small appliances (toasters..etc)
Remove any objects on the fridge (magnets…etc)Remove all detergents, dish cloths..etc
Hide any bins and pet bowlsMinimize clutter (salt shakers…etc)


Make all bedsDeclutter toys, books, tissue boxes…etc
Turn on all lampsTurn off ceiling fans
Open blinds and drapesRemove/hide any personal items


Clear counter tops of all toiletriesClose all toilet lids
Make sure glass and mirrors are cleanRemove shampoos and soaps from the shower
Remove any scales, toys…etcRemove any floor matts

60 minutes before the photo shoot

Open all blinds in the houseTurn on all lights (including under counter lighting and lamps)
Turn off all ceiling fansTurn off all TVs
Hide all pets (and any evidence of pets)