RE Photo Shoot Checklist

Here is a checklist to send to your sellers to help facilitate a more seamless photo shoot for the photographer, agent, and homeowner.

Great images are what is going to get potential buyers and or renters’ attention and in your door. Below is a starting point checklist of basics that can help prepare you for the day of your photo shoot before the photographer arrives.


  • Cars should be pulled out of the driveway and away from the front of the house (Cars will block and cover important aspects of the exterior of the home)
  • Remove miscellaneous items (Garbage cans, rakes, shovels, ladders, toys, etc.)


  • Put away remote controls in all rooms in drawers
  • Put away all charging cords for electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc) from outlets
  • Turn off TVs
  • Place below the sink dish detergents, sponges, caddies, dish racks, and paper towels that are on the counter
  • Put away toothbrushes and toothpaste in drawers or under the sink
  • Hide scales, toilet brushes in a closet or behind shower curtain
  • If shower door is glass: Hide shampoos, conditioners, razors, washcloths in a closet
  • Put away robes, towels, and clothes hanging any doors
  • Put away all clothes (dirty or clean) and shoes laying out on beds/ floors
  • Put away all medications on counters in all rooms
  • Hide any tissue boxes in any rooms
  • If windows have blinds: Lift them to ¾ height
  • Pull back all curtains to allow natural light to brighten the home
  • Tidy up all remaining possessions to the best of your ability