Below please find several tips for a successful real estate photo shoot service. We highly recommend that the agent arrive at the property 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment to verify that the property is photo ready. If you have any further questions about preparing the property for the shoot, please feel free to contact us.


  • Because we shoot multiple homes in a single day, it is important that your property be “photo-ready”, when we arrive. In order to service all of our clients in a professional manner, your appointment includes an allotted amount of time for the photo session. Please notify us your special requests prior to your appointment.
  • The property must be photo-ready when we arrive.
  • All dog(s) MUST BE kept on a leash during your appointment.
  • We do not provide any cleaning, moving or home staging services.

Interior Tips:

  • Turn on all interior lights and replace all non-working bulbs.
  • Lower blinds and keep them open.
  • If the windows have curtains, open them.
  • Vacuum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.
  • Fluff and straighten pillows on sofas and chairs.
  • Turn off televisions and ceiling fans.
  • Unplug and hide all non-essential electrical cords, if possible.
  • Confirm all windows and mirrors are clean and streak free.
  • Make sure beds are made and are clean.
  • Turn on or light the fireplace if possible.
  • Close toilet lid and fold all towels in bathrooms.
  • Close shower door or curtain.
  • Clean off counter tops in bathrooms and kitchen.
  • Place a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table or counter to add color.
  • Make sure dining room table and chairs are clean and straight.
  • Remove any clutter from exterior of refrigerator.
  • De-clutter the home by removing cleaning supplies, magazines, children’s toys, etc.

Exterior Tips:

  • Cars need to be in the garage with doors closed.
  • No cars parked in driveway or front of the house.
  • Clean and sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios.
  • Hide trash cans, lawn and garden tools, etc..
  • Mow the yard and remove all lawn debris.
  • Disconnect and hide lawn hoses, if possible.
  • Remove all flags, hanging ornaments and home security signs.
  • Trim bushes, trees and plants to allow a clear view of the property.
  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and/or flowers.
  • Put patio umbrellas up and remove BBQ grill covers.
  • Clean swimming pool and put away cleaning equipment.
  • Close all windows and lower blinds to the same height.

For Best Results:

  • Please communicate any special requests prior to your appointment.
  • Do not schedule any other workers at the same time of your shoot.
  • Arrive early for your appointment to make sure the home is photo ready.
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