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Let's Get Ready!

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The goal of our photoshoot is to showcase your home in a manner that will attract buyers, get you showings, and get you offers. The following checklist will help ensure the best possible results. 


  • De-clutter. This is the number one thing you can do to prepare for a successful photo shoot. Put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, shoes, etc.  If there’s something you do not wish to see in a photo, remove it prior to the scheduled shoot. Garages are not usually shot so feel free to store items you’d like to hide in there. 

  • Depersonalize as much as possible. A few small photos are fine but you might consider removing large photos and/or excessive photos. 

  • Remove throw rugs and runners so floors and space can be seen.  

  • Make all beds neatly, fluff all the pillows, and check bed skirts.

  • Clear kitchen and bathroom countertops and remove personal items. A couple hand-placed items are fine. 

  • If you want to show off your shower, remove all shampoos & products. 

  • Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator.

  • If there are pets, hide all food/water bowls, pet beds, and pet toys.

  • Replace all burned out light bulbs.

  • If you have a larger or well appointed walk-in-closet, de-clutter so it doesn't appear packed full of clothes. Full closets can give the impression of not enough storage space. Standard closets are usually not shot.

  • Clean the windows, floors, and appliances. 


  • Have the lawn mowed, edges trimmed, leaves raked, bushes and trees pruned.

  • Fresh mulch makes a huge impact on curb appeal. 

  • Hide hoses, garden tools, toys, bikes, etc.

  • Uncover grills.

  • Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations.


Day of photoshoot

  • Turn on all interior lights including lamps and cabinet lighting. 

  • Turn off all ceiling fans.

  • Open all blinds, shades, and curtains. 

  • Hide all trash cans. 

  • Remove sale sign. 

  • Put all toilet seats and lids down.

  • Clear all cars from the driveway and the street in front of the home leaving a clear view. 

  • Plan not to be seen - all occupants should plan on either being off the property or remain in areas where they can’t be seen during the shoot. 



  • Check & replace burned out bulbs. 

  • Turn all interior lights and raise all window blinds. 

  • Turn on all exterior lights


Thank you for your time to go through this checklist. If you have any questions or need anything at all, please feel free to contact me anytime. 

Shay Edney


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