Home Prep Guide

Home Prep Guide

Getting your listing ready for a shoot is really important! Photos of a cluttered, dirty property will hurt your ability to sell and might even lower the final sale price. We understand that it's not easy to get a home prepped when your clients are still trying to live there on a daily basis and that asking your clients to fully clean and organize their home isn't the most desirable conversation to have. It's vital that you connect with your clients about home prep before the shoot and ensure the property is ready to be seen i all it's glory before we arrive. We've created a guide that you can pass along to your clients to help them get their home ready. You can download a PDF of the guide below.

Getting your listing ready for a shoot is really important! Photos of a cluttered, dirty property will hurt your ability to sell and might even lower the final sale price. We understand that it's not easy to get a home prepped when your clients are still trying to live there on a daily basis and that asking your clients to fully clean and organize their home isn't the most desirable conversation to have. It's vital that you connect with your clients about home prep before the shoot and ensure the property is ready to be seen i all it's glory before we arrive. We've created a guide that you can pass along to your clients to help them get their home ready. You can download a PDF of the guide below.

Want to make home prep easier? Download this guide and pass it along to your clients in advance of the shoot.


Download Client Home Prep Guide

Interior Checklist

  • De-clutter! If it doesn’t have to be out, please hide it. The less clutter, the more spacious your home will look in photos

  • Clean/vacuum/dust any rooms/spaces that are going to be photographed

  • Turn on all of the lights in your house (replace any burnt out light bulbs)

  • Clean off kitchen counters – appliances like toasters or coffee makers are fine,but everything else should be put away

  • If possible, pull magnets, report cards, photos, etc off the fridge

  • Remove any litter boxes, feeding dishes or water bowls for your pets

  • Turn off all ceiling fans

  • Personal items can be put away at your discretion. If you have family photos, or any personal keepsakes you don’t want to be shown, please put them away

  • Adjust bedding, pillows, furniture, blankets to your liking

  • Open all blinds and curtains as much as possible. If you have shutters or blinds that can’t be moved, please try to adjust them to let a little bit of light in

  • Remove smaller throw rugs and mats

  • Please make sure all toilet seats are down

Exterior Checklist

  • Move vehicles out of the driveway

  • Close the garage door

  • Pick up any presents left by your puppy

  • Hide trash cans & recycling bins

  • Neatly arrange outdoor furniture

  • Sweep up if necessary

  • Please do not spray down concrete! It does not make the photos look better and we're in a drought