Preparing your home to sell for professional photography

There are thousands of homes on the market, yours needs to be better. Follow our guide on preparing your home for professional photography.

Preparing your home to sell: One of the science’s of selling a home includes beauty. We partner with one of the real estate industry’s top professionals for high quality digital photos. But first, you need to do your part preparing your home to sell prior to their arrival. Watch this video to get your home in top shape:

Checklist preparing your home to sell:

(Downloadable Version Here)

(The Phoenix Metro Group Seller Programs)

  • Replace any burned out bulbs
  • For the best possible photos, we highly recommend replacing ALL bulbs with newer generation, white­light, daylight bulbs

  • Remove trash cans, gardening tools, etc from sight
  • Remove pets
  • Stow children’s and pet’s toys, coil hoses
  • Open patio umbrellas and set out cushions
  • Uncover BBQs, pools, spas
  • Put dogs into the garage or removed from the premises for the duration of the shoot
  • Bright flowers out front or by the door can add some great color

  • Clean Well, De­Clutter
  • Remove pets
  • Remove/Replace/Repaint anything that is too “taste specific”
  • Valuables and Medications out of sight or locked up
  • Open window coverings (unless they are concealing a less than desirable view) or remove them entirely; rooms are larger when the eye can extend out of the window
  • Turn on all lights; fans off
  • Toilet lids down
  • Remove most, if not all, personal photographs (especially large portraits over fireplaces or in the main living areas; replace those with neutral art)
  • Conceal/remove garbage containers
  • Clear kitchen countertops. Leave a maximum of one appliance per countertop area. Countertop microwaves should be hidden from sight
  • Remove everything from the fridge (pictures, kids art, magnets, etc)
  • Keep floor coverings to the essentials. If you are unsure remove it entirely
  • Clear the bathroom countertops. Leave only a few decorative items or a floral or plant arrangement. Put out best towels
  • Empty the shower of shampoos, etc
  • Remove shoes from entryways
  • Make all beds
  • Remove all signs of pets (bowls, rugs, pillows, etc)
  • Remove any table coverings, declutter fireplace mantle