Dear Home Owners and Agents: 

Photographs are the primary means for potential home buyers to become interested in purchasing a home. 
We want Buyers to be interested in purchasing your property.

Screen Shot 2020-02-19 at 10.36.05 PMPreparation of the home.
Prepare the property checklist: ... 
When in doubt - throw it out - and .... always go neutral. 

All Living Rooms and Throughout

  • Turn on all overhead lights, lamps and exterior lights.  Replace all burned-out light bulbs.
  • Clean windows, mirrors, pictures under glass. Open all Blinds, Shades, and Curtains. Have them opened evenly with each other.
  • Remove personal photographs, certificates, degrees and mementoes.
  • Conceal garbage and recycle containers.
  • Remove table coverings.
  • Remove all signs of pets: food/water bowls, pet beds, chew toys, crates, kitty boxes, etc.
  • During the shoot - remove the pet(s).
  • Turn off TVs and computer screens, put remotes away.
  • Conceal as many electric chords and wires as possible.
  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light.
  • De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth.

Kitchen and Dining Areas

  • Make sure all chairs are evenly placed, symmetrical and matching or remove.
  • All bulbs the same type and working.
  • Store alcohol, wine and glassware away.
  • Reduce clutter: tuck appliance wires out of sight, remove all cleaning supplies and hanging towels.
  • Vases with flowers or fruit bowls can also add a nice touch to the scene.
  • All lights should be on including under cabinet lighting and over stove lighting.
  • Refrigerators should be cleared of magnets, pictures and flyers.
  • Clean and polish off sink, faucet and fixtures so they shine.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • Make bed, including decorative pillows/shams if available, pull evenly.
  • Remove all clutter from the top of the dressers.
  • Make sure bedside lamps are working
  • Clear nightstands of all personal items.
  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables, etc.
  • If you have a desk in the room, clear it off as much as possible.
  • Check under beds - the camera sees all.
  • Clean the mirrors and shine faucets.
  • Clear counter-tops completely. No plastic soap dispensers, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, etc.
  • If you have glass shower doors, remove all shampoos, soaps, and brushes from the shower. **Clean the glass shower doors!
  • Remove dirty towels – leave out only matching, unused towels.
  • Remove floor mats.
  • Put the toilet seats down.
  • Remove all lime or soap film from tiles as it reflects light and will show in the photo.


  • Remove cars from the driveway. Some MLS services will not accept pictures if cars are in the driveway.
  • Store hoses and sprinklers away. Have sprinklers turned off for the time of the shoot.
  • Lawns should be well-manicured. Remove dead plantings, foliage, stick piles and pinecones.
  • Rake leaves, pine-straw, and cover bare patches of dirt with sod, etc.
  • Remove pool covers, BBQ covers, fire pit covers, chair covers, etc.
  • Remove children’s toys and yard equipment.
  • Blow or sweep your walkways, patio, decks, porches and driveways. Remove stains on concrete at entrance and walk ways.
  • Put trash containers in garage and put garage  door down.
  • Have exterior lights on for shoot even-if during day.


Home Owners should expect to plan for photo shoot to last 2 hours. **

*Additional charges will apply:
-If home is not prepared causing delay or requiring a re-shoot.
-Cancellations of less than 24 hours notice.