Getting your Home Ready for the Photographer

January 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

When you have your house photographed both exterior and interior should look it’s best. The most important thing to remember in real estate photography is that LESS IS MORE.  Your home might look nice with your decorative items, but it may not photograph well.  You want the potential client view the photos on-line and imagine themselves in their new home and not look at photos of your life.  In short: DE-CLUTTER :-)  Below are some tips on how to prepare your clients home to look its best.  To order your real estate photography session and virtual tour with me call me at 404-416-9432.  I will take the time to make your listing photos look its best.  

Home Exterior 

  • Remove all cars, boats, motorcycles etc from driveways and do not park in front of the house.
  • Move garbage cans and put out of sight.
  • Remove all garden tools, hoses and clutter.
  • Pick up after your pet.
  • Mow your grass, rake up leaves and debris
  • If you are feeling ambitious plant some fresh flowers.
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios. 




  • Remove all photos and magnets from the refrigerator.
  • Remove all small appliance from the countertops, only leave one or two items (i.e Coffeemaker).
  • Add a pretty bouquet of flower or a pretty bowl with fresh looking fruit.
  • Hide dish soap and sponges etc from the sink area. 
  • Put away garbage bins, brooms, mops and cleaning products.
  • Remove small floor mats.  Kitchens look best without the mats to show off your beautiful tile or hardwood floors. 


Living Room 

  • Hide all newspapers and magazines.  It is ok to leave one magazine neatly on the coffee table for decorative purpose.
  • Conceal as many electrical cords as possible. 
  • Tuck away the remote controls in a drawer to get them out of sight.
  • Open all curtains and blinds.  You want your home to look bright and inviting not dark and gloomy.
  • A FEW framed family photos are ok, but don’t overdo it. 
  • If you have a fireplace light it, it makes to home look cosy. 

Dining Room 

  • A simple centrepiece for the table is great.  If you want, you can set the table with your good dishes as if you were having a dinner party. 
  • Hide all children’s high chairs and booster seats. 
  • If you have a china cabinet make sure things are straight and tidy inside.


  • Clear away clothes, shoes and laundry baskets.
  • Remove books, tissue boxes and jewellery from the bedside table.
  • Remove portable fans, heaters and trash bins.
  • Remove excess toys and posters.




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