Prepare Your Home For Real Estate Photos

General Tips

  • Clear excess clutter
  • Clean whole house(floors, windows)
  • Open all curtains and blind to let in natural light
  • Turn on all lights and lamps
  • Turn off TVs, monitors and all fans
  • Remove any personal photos from view or replace them with general photos
  • Place all shoes/garments in closets


  • Remove magnets and artwork from fridge
  • Remove dishes from the sink
  • No baking supplies, mail, etc., on the countertop
  • Leave out max one nice appliances on the counter
  • Hide garbage cans 


  • Make beds and press your bed covers
  • Remove any personal items of nightstands
  • Clean under bed and remove items that may show in the photos
  • Remove all personal items as well as clutter
  • Trash cans, laundry, photos and power brick should also be out of sight


  • Remove everything except for towels and anything decorative
  • Make sure toilet seats is down and shower curtains is clean and straight
  • Sparkling clean shower, mirrors and sinks
  • Leave out only a new toilet roll and fresh towels


  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Move the trash cans out of sight and clean away garden equipments, hoses, toys, etc.
  • Clean up landscape
  • Close garage doors
  • Clean porch, tidy up outdoor furniture
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