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Tips To Prepare Your Home For Professional Photography

By September 8, 2020Home Selling
Tips to Prepare Your Home For Professional Photography

Thank you to Crystal Brady for discussing this topic with us! Below you will find a video and the written text with it!

If you are about to sell your home, your Realtor should explain to you the importance of having great listing photography.

Especially with today’s times and market, having the best professional photos of your home is critical to the sale of your home.

Here are Crystal Brady’s tips to having professional home photography.

Tips to Better Home Photography to Sell Your Home Faster!


A deep cleaning makes a home so much more presentable. Clean everything from top to bottom.

Consider hiring professional cleaners.


  • Mow, rake and clean up landscaping.
  • Move cars and garbage cans out of sight.
  • Pressure wash driveway/sidewalks if dirty.
  • Replenish mulch or add new plants if landscaping is sparse.



You should remove all items from the exterior of your fridge and clean it. There should not be any magnets, pictures, and you should be able to see your reflection.

Paint Touch Ups

You should paint touch up at various areas around your home.

Additionally, use a magic eraser to remove marks on walls and doors. Doors, door handles, and door jambs tend to be the messiest spots.

After your paint touch ups and cleaning with a magic eraser, you should caulk the areas you have found that need it.

These are the places that should be caulked:

  • Where the floors meet at toilets and tubs or showers.
  • Baseboards.
  • Countertop joints.
  • Where cabinets meet the walls or ceilings.
  • Any other places where it is messy in your home.


Since your moving anyway start packing and de-cluttering. Remove all personal photos and extra items you don’t use everyday that don’t add to the decor of the home.

It is highly recommended you move the items into storage anyway so you can show the home properly.


Make sure every light bulb works and turn them all on. Bright lights go a long way for making rooms appear more open.

Not only does replacing light bulbs help with your photography, but with your home inspection too! 😉


All blinds should be in the open position to get the most light into every room.

Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans should be turned off during the photoshoot.


Clear the surface of ALL countertops (bathrooms, kitchen) and also dresser and night stands as well.

You can leave a few decorative items or lamps, but small appliances, mail, makeup should be removed.

Speak With Your Agent & Photographer

If you are not working with a Real Estate Agent or a photographer, consider doing so.

Realtors and photographers have professional equipment and guidance to help you sell your home faster and for more money.

Especially with today’s times when people are online the most, having professional photography is of the upmost importance.


If you have additional questions, be sure to comment below!

Also, if you have not already done so, check out the other articles we have on home selling for more information.