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  • De-clutter as much as possible. Put away toys, clothing, dishes, towels, shoes etc. It’s a lot cheaper to put these things away before the photo shoot than to pay to have the photos “photoshopped”.
  • Depersonalized to a certain degree. Photos of young children and any potentially offensive art (believe me, I’ve seen it all!) should be put away.
  • Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations that can quickly outdate your photos.
  • Dust and vacuum.
  • Make all the beds, fluff all the pillows, and check the bed skirts.
  • Clean the kitchen sink and put away all the dishes.
  • Clear all kitchen counter tops and put away toasters, can openers, etc.
  • Clear all bathroom counter tops and put away all personal items.
  • Remove all shampoos, conditioners, body-washes, etc. from the shower.
  • Put out the guest towels and hide all the others.
  • Hide all trash cans.
  • Remove all magnets and decorations from the refrigerator.
  • If there are pets, hide all food/water bowls, pet beds, and pet toys.
  • Put all toilet seats and lids down.
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs.
  • Consider decorating the tables with your prettiest place settings.
  • Consider putting out vases of fresh flowers.
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  • Have the lawn trimmed, leaves raked, bushes and trees pruned.
  • Clean up after any animal
  • Put away all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools, toys, bikes etc.
  • Hide any “cute” yard decorations.
  • In snowy climates, shovel snow from walkways, driveways, patios, decks when necessary.
  • If there is a pool, hot tub, or spa, take any security gate down, uncover, and clean.
  • If there will be any twilight photos taken, replace any broken lighting on the home, around the landscape, and in the pool.
  • Open the umbrellas on any patio sets.
  • When in season, uncover grills.
  • Remove any seasonal/holiday decorations.
  • Consider adding splashes of bright colored flowers to the landscape and in pots.
  • Turn on ALL interior lights – even lights in furniture cabinets.
  • Turn OFF all ceiling fans.
  • Light fireplaces and candles.
  • Open all blinds, shades, and curtains.
  • Clear all cars and vehicles from the driveway and the street in front of the home.
  • Please secure any potentially aggressive animals in a safe location, away from all rooms being photographed.
  • Place food and water bowls in pantry or closet
  • Place pet beds/toys in pantry or closet
  • Use lint roller on furniture to remove pet hair
  • Contain pets in hidden crate or outside
  • Clear back yard of pet waste/toys
  • Move or re-arrange furniture
  • Make beds, clean, dust or de-clutter
  • Pick up toys or yard items
  • "Photoshop" vehicles, walls, damaged walls, power lines, wall pictures, cords, etc.
  • Touch personal bathroom supplies (shampoo, toothbrushes, deodorant, towels)