Michael " Mike" Dinella
Coldwell Banker Realty

Photography Prep Checklist

Exterior: Front & Back

  • Remove cars from driveway
  • Close all windows
  • Sweep walkways
  • Pick up leaves, sticks, branches
  • Put toys, bicycles away
  • Store seasonal décor
  • Stow garden tools, supplies
  • Remove all hoses
  • Straighten and arrange deck furniture 
  • Clean pool area

Interior: 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, mail
  • Display attractive books
  • Turn off televisions 
  • Turn on all lights

Interior: Kitchen 

  • Remove all items from refrigerator
  • Store food in cabinets
  • De-clutter counters, stove
  • Stow small appliances
  • Hide soaps, cleaning items
  • Hide dish towels, sponges
  • Clear sink of dishes
  • Put away draining rack
  • Organize items on open shelves 
  • Place bowl of fruit on counter

Interior: Dining Room 

  • Straighten/push in dining chairs
  • Add centerpiece, candles
  • Set the table for dinner
  • Add a vase of flowers 
  • Add a bottle of wine, glasses

Interior: Bedrooms

  • Make the beds 
  • Arrange decorative pillows
  • Put away clothing, shoes
  • Clean under the bed 
  • Clear surfaces of clutter

Interior: 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 


List Courtesy of Steve Krouch, 360 Photogragphy, Westmont NJ