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CHECKLIST FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SHOWINGS

PLEASE ENSURE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE TAKEN CARE OF PRIOR TO THE PHOTOSHOOT. BY DOING THESE ITEMS LISTED, IT WILL GUARANTEE THE BEST LOOKING PHOTOS WHICH IMPROVE THE CHANCE OF CAPTURING THE INTEREST OF POTENTIAL BUYERS.  THANK YOU FOR HELPING US CAPTURE THESE AWESOME PHOTOS!

 This is the same condition we recommend for showings.  We recommend the owner/occupant not be present during showings as it has proven to shorten visit times. 

Front Exterior

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim bushes, rake leaves)
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Clean up dog waste
  • Remove dog leashes
  • Remove toys, dog toys, sports balls, basketball hoops, soccer goals, etc.
  • Wash windows if dirty
  • Put trash bins in garage
  • Clear snow and ice from driveways, walks, and decks

Backyard

  • Clean deck furniture
  • Tidy up chairs and cushions
  • Clean pool
  • Clean up dog waste
  • Remove toys, dog toys, sports balls, basketball hoops, soccer goals, etc.
  • Remove trash cans

All Interior

  • Open all window shades
  • Turn all lights on
  • Remove shoes from entrance (place in closet)

Kitchen

  • Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, silverware, mail, etc.
  • Clear refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans in closet or pantry
  • Remove dishes from sink, put in dishwasher
  • Remove rags and sponges from sink

Dining Room

  • Clear table, dust table top
  • Straighten all chairs
  • Remove booster seats

Living/Family Room

  • Remove stacks of magazines, books, papers, mail, etc.
  • De-clutter fireplace mantle
  • Arrange furniture pillows neatly
  • Remove kid’s toys

Master Bedroom

  • Make bed
  • Tuck in all sheets and comforters
  • Clear nightstands of personal items
  • Remove computer/phone charging cables
  • Remove clutter from tops of dressers
  • Clean under bed, remove items that may show up in photos

Child/Guest Bedrooms

  • Remove posters/stickers etc. from walls
  • Make bed
  • Tuck in all sheets/comforters
  • Clean under bed, remove items that may show up in photos

Bathrooms

  • Clear all personal items from view
  • Clear countertops completely (no soap, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Put toilet seats down
  • Close cabinet doors
  • Remove shampoo, soap, razors, etc. from showers and bathtubs
  • Leave out neatly arranged, clean towels (optional)
  • Empty visible garbage cans
  • Remove towels from back of doors

Pets

  • Place food and water bowls out of view
  • Place pet beds or toys out of view
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