Real Estate Photography Checklist


Exteriors: Front and Back

  • Remove cars from driveway

  • Close all windows

  • Sweep walkways

  • Pick up leaves, sticks, and branches

  • Put toys and bicycles away

  • Store seasonal décor

  • Store garden tools and/or supplies

  • Remove all hoses

  • Straighten and arrange deck furniture

  • Clean pool area


Interiors: Main Areas

  • Remove personal items/photos

  • Remove all visible clutter

  • Open shades/ blinds

  • Replace burned out light bulbs

  • Tidy up or put away all children's toys

  • Empty waste baskets

  • Hide pet dishes/toys/beds

  • Vacuum carpets

  • Sweep hard floors

  • Remove newspapers and/or mail

  • Display attractive books

  • Turn off televisions

  • Turn on all lights


Interiors: Kitchen

  • Remove all items from refrigerator door

  • Store food in cabinets

  • De-clutter counters, stove

  • Stow small appliances

  • Hide soaps and/or cleaning items

  • Hide dish towels and/or sponges

  • Clear sink of dishes

  • Put away draining rack

  • Organize items on open shelves


Interiors: Bedrooms

  • Make the beds

  • Arrange decorative pillows

  • Put away clothing, shoes

  • Clean under the bed

  • Clear surfaces of clutter


Interiors: Bathrooms

  • Make the bathrooms sparkle

  • Hang fresh towels

  • Clear counters of toiletries

  • Clean mirrors

  • Clean toilet and close lid

  • Remove all items from tub and shower