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We will be photographing all of the major rooms. We normally do not photograph the garage unless it has special features.
If you have special features of your home that are not obvious please let us know about these so we include them in the shoot.

It is important that your property be "photo-ready", when we arrive:


  • Contain pets in the garage or out of sight.
  • Remove all vehicles from driveways and do not park directly in front of the house.
  • Move garbage cans out of sight.
  • Remove all garden tools including hoses and sprinklers.
  • Mow and rake yard.
  • Sweep driveways, sidewalks and patios
  • Clear off counter tops in kitchen and bathroom areas.
  • Remove photos, notes and papers from the refrigerator.

  • Turn on all interior lights and replace all non-working bulbs.

  • Turn ceiling fans and televisions off.
  • Unplug and hide all non-essential electrical cords, if possible.

  • Declutter rooms which may be excessively furnished.
  • Make all beds and tidy bedrooms. Clothes hung, or folded an put away.
  • Vaccum carpets and clean tile/wood floors.
  • Remove piles of newspaper and magazines.
  • Place a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table to add color.
  • Tuck trash cans out of view in a closet or cupboard.


Let us know if your home contains valuable works of art. We can edit photos to make these items unrecognizable.