How to Prepare Your Property for Real Estate Photography Success!


Preparing your home for professional photography

paradise_Point front driveway photo
  • Open all blinds and drapes
  • Turn on all lights & lamps, replace burnt out light bulbs
  • Remove excess clutter, vacuum, clean and mop tiles
  • Wash windows inside and out
living area of seaside property
Living Areas
  • Unclutter the rooms
  • Remote controls to be stored away
  • Hide power boards & cords out of sight where possible
  • Arrange furniture so the rooms look as spacious as possible
  • Remove throw rugs and area rugs where possible
  • Study – clear & declutter desk, straighten items on bookshelf, file papers away
  • Toy Room – organise & declutter
kitchen with bar stools
  • Counters to be clean, uncluttered and clear of appliances and utensils
  • Kitchen sink to be free of dishes
  • Remove magnets, photos, calendars, etc from refrigerator
  • Take away tea towels
luxury bathroom
Bathrooms & Ensuite
  • Clear counter tops
  • Polish faucets and mirrors
  • Remove stains from sinks, grout, and bathtubs
  • Clear away any personal items & cleaning products
  • Remove all towels & toilet paper roll
  • Toilet seat lid closed
main bedroom
  • Make the beds with fresh, clean linen
  • Clear out anything from under the beds that is visible
  • Bedside tables to be decluttered. i.e. tissue boxes, remote controls, alarm clocks, jewellery
Front Area, Gardens & Outdoors
  • Move vehicles out of view from front of house
  • Paving & sidewalks cleared, swept & weeds removed
  • Rubbish bins and garden hose to be stored out of sight
  • Fertilise lawn, mow lawn
  • Trim hedging and overgrown shrubbery
  • Put away lawn equipment and gardening tools
  • Neatly arrange outdoor items such as furniture & play equipment
  • Pools – cleaned with leaves and debris cleared. Water feature to be turned on
  • Creepy Crawley and pool equipment to be stored out of sight where possible
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