Preparing Your Home for a Shoot

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Spending some time preparing your home for a real estate shoot will ensure your home is shown in the best possible light. Taking these steps now will also ensure that your home is ready for showings.  


• Remove cars from driveway and front of house

• Close all windows

• Sweep walkways

• Mow lawn & tidy up yard

• Hide trash & recycling containers

• Arrange deck furniture, clean cushions, open table umbrellas


• Remove personal items and family photos

• Declutter as much as possible

• Open all shades and blinds

• Replace burned out bulbs

• Tidy up or put away children's toys. Closets, basements, attics, garages, and even cars work well for temporarily storing items.


• Make all beds

• Straighten pillows

• Put away clothing and shoes

• Turn off ceiling fans


• Add a vase of flowers, a bottle of wine and glasses, and even set the table for dinner, if possible.

• Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator

• Store small appliances. Counters look bigger when there are fewer items on them.

• Remove dish towels and soaps

• Consider a bowl of fruit for the counter


• Remove all toiletries from countertops & all soaps and shampoos from the shower and tub.

• Remove toilet brush

• Put toilet seats down

• Hang fresh towels

• Clean mirrors

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