Real Estate Pre-shoot Checklist

Real Estate Pre-shoot Checklist

Front of House

  • Keep all cars in the garage with the door closed 
  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim bushes, rake leaves)
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Clean up dog waste
  • Pick up any miscellaneous items in the yard
  • Make sure windows are clean
  • Put trash bins in garage
  • Clear snow and ice from driveways, walks, and decks


  • Clean deck furniture
  • Tidy up chairs and cushions
  • Clean pool
  • Clean up dog waste
  • Remove miscellaneous items from the yard
  • Remove trash cans

 All Interior

  • Open all window shades
  • Turn all lights on
  • Remove shoes from entrance 


  • Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, silverware, mail, etc. 
  • Clear refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans 
  • Remove dishes from sink
  • Remove rags and sponges from sink

Dining Room

  • Clear table
  • Straighten all chairs
  • Remove booster seats

Living/Family Room

  • Remove stacks of magazines, books, papers, mail, etc. 
  • De-clutter 
  • Arrange furniture pillows neatly

Master Bedroom

  • Make bed
  • Tuck in all sheets and comforters
  • Clear nightstands of personal items
  • Remove computer/phone charging cables
  • Remove clutter from tops of dressers

Child/Guest Bedrooms

  • Remove posters/stickers etc. from walls
  • Make bed
  • Pick up anything off the floor 


  • Clear all personal items from view
  • Clear countertops completely (no soap, toothbrushes, etc.)
  • Put toilet seats down
  • Close cabinet doors
  • Remove shampoo, soap, razors, etc. from showers and bathtubs 
  • Empty visible garbage cans
  • Remove towels from back of doors


  • As much as we love pets, there should be no evidence of them in your home 
  • Place food and water bowls out of view
  • Place pet beds or toys out of view
  • Remove pet hair furniture

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