HOME READINESS CHECKLIST

PREPARING YOUR PROPERTY FOR A PHOTO SHOOT

Pre-Shoot Information

The photo shoot should take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. We will be photographing both the interior and exterior of your home.

Please note that we will be photographing all rooms, walk in closets, etc. with the exception of the garage (unless it has special features that need to be highlighted.)
 

If you have special features that you would like photographed that may not be obvious, please make sure to let us know so that we can be sure to include them in the shoot. Please let us know If your home contains valuable works of art. We can edit photos to make these items unrecognizable or make sure they are not in the photographs. 

Checklist
Very Important 

 ​Please make sure that the following are ready at least 30 minutes before the shooting 

 

Open all doors that lead to each room that needs to be photographed 

Turn on all interior lights and lamps

 

Turn off all fans 

Toilet seats down 

Contain pets and pet items such as bowls, beds and toys in the garage or out of sight

Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house

Move outdoor garbage cans out of sight

Remove all garden tools, including hoses and sprinklers, from the exterior

Clear off countertops in kitchen and bathroom areas

Remove toilet bowl brushes and plungers from bathrooms

Remove all rugs from bathrooms

Remove all family photos

Checklist
Make Your House Stand-Out!

Clean all windows, both inside and outside (weather permitting)

Mow and rake yard a few days prior to the shoot

Trim all plants that block the view of windows and doors

Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios and/or ensure they are plowed during the winter

Set up patio furniture for the photo shoot (weather permitting)

Clear out all bottles and bathing accessories from tubs and showers

Remove photos, notes, magnets and papers from the refrigerator

Declutter rooms which may be excessively furnished, excess furniture and decor will make the room appear smaller than it actually is in photos

Make all beds and tidy bedrooms

Make sure clothes are hung or folded and put away

Do not stuff items under beds as they may show up in photos

Remove piles of newspaper and/or magazines from counters, tables, and desks

Tuck trash cans and waste baskets out of view in a closet or cupboard

Replace all burned out light bulbs

Tidy desk & work areas