General Guidelines:

The photoshoot should take no more than 2 hours.  We will photograph both the inside and outside of the property including all major rooms.  You can have a direct impact on how well the home will look in the photos by following the following guidelines.

  • De-Clutter rooms which may be excessively furnished as they do not photograph well.
  • Replace burned out light bulbs in fixtures and lamps.

Home Exterior

  • Remove vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of home.
  • Move garbage cans out of sight.
  • Remove children’s toys, bikes, etc.
  • If you have a pool, remove pool sweep, pool cleaning equipment and pool toys.  Also, make sure pool is clear from leaves & debris.
  • Mow and rake yard.
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios

Living and Family Room

  • Remove newspapers and magazines.
  • Hide television and stereo remotes.
  • Conceal all exposed cables as best as possible.
  • Remove clutter.
  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard.


  • Make all beds and tidy rooms.
  • Clothes hung or folded and put away.
  • Remove items from bedside tables – books, magazines, etc.


  • Clear off countertops and remove small appliances (i.e., toasters, can openers, etc.).  We want to create a spacious view.
  • Remove anything attached to refrigerator (i.e., photos, notes, papers)
  • Clean major appliances – refrigerator, oven, range hood, and wipe down all countertops.


  • Clear off countertops (i.e., toothbrushes, shavers, make-up mirrors, etc).
  • Remove shampoo and other products from the shower/tub area.
  • All toilet seats and lids should be closed.
  • Mirrors should be clean.

Final Touches

  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.
  • Turn on all interior lights.
  • Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.