Prep for Photographer - Real Estate Pics

Have your home ready to shoot!

Save time by having all the lights on, open the blinds & curtains for great light, put your pet(s) away and put those garbage cans on the street.


Clean, Declutter and Depersonalize

- Thoroughly clean the entire home.

- Repair cracks and holes in the walls.

- Paint interior walls with neutral colors, like beige, cream or light pastels. Pale blues and greens are good for bathrooms.

- Remove excess and oversized furniture.

- Rearrange furniture to maximize space.

- Organize room closets and store out-of-season clothes.

- Remove all small appliances, toys, magazines and pet items.

- Remove family photos, personal collections and medications.

- Remove items from the garage and store them off site.

Fresh flowers or a bowl of fruit in the kitchen adds some color & decoration

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Open the blinds/curtains for good light

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Turn ALL interior and exterior lights ON

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Tip: Appeal to the Senses

- Bake cookies or burn scented candles.

- Offer light refreshments.

- Install higher wattage incandescent light bulbs to brighten rooms.

- Open windows to let in fresh air.

- Open curtains or blinds to let in natural light and show off views.

- Refrain from smoking in the home.

Turn OFF the TV(s) & Computer Screens. Hide remotes.

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Turn ON the fireplace

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Fluff and arrange pillows in all rooms

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Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs & art)

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Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring

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Hide magazines, tissue boxes, garbage cans

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• Open the shower curtain and have no items in the shower

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Hide personal items in the bathrooms (soap, toothbrushes, shampoo…)

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Hide ALL evidence of pets (bowls, bed, toys). Pets should also be out of site.

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Hide religious or political items. Put away your diploma on the wall.

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A Little Bit of Preparation Goes a Long Way

If your real estate photographer arrives, and they see that the home has not been prepared for the photo shoot, then you might be charged a cancellation fee and be forced to reschedule. Or, the photographer might move forward with the photo shoot, but the results will be unprofessional and they will not look good on your real estate listing. It is very important that you spend the time that is needed to make sure that your home is prepared so that the photographer has something to work with.

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