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How To Get Your Home Photo Ready

Thank you for choosing Blue Line Studios to photograph your place. Here are a couple tips to prepare your home to look the best it can for photographs. Almost all home buyers and renters start their search online and the photographs are the first thing they see. For the most appealing photographs, please follow the below checklist before your photographer arrives.


Note: Laundry rooms, garages, and closets are typically not photographed (unless they have some special feature to them)


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  • Interior (General)

  • Turn on all lights, including that lamp by your bed you never turn on.

  • Replace any burned out lights.

  • Ceiling Fans OFF. Light kits ON.

  • Open all shades/blinds

  • Turn off TVs and computers

  • Hide trash cans

  • Declutter rooms

  • Vacuum carpets and sweep hard floors.

  • Remove all pet toys, dishes, etc.

  • Wash windows and glass doors.

  • Conceal exposed cables.

  • Hide medications, valuables, and other items you don't want a bad guy to see.

  • Remove personal photographs from view.


  • Kitchen

  • Hide trash cans

  • Remove photos, notes, papers, and that Christmas card that's been on the fridge for 3 years.

  • Declutter stove and countertops

  • Hide small appliances (you want the most counter space in the photos)

  • Hide soaps and cleaning items.

  • Hide drain racks.

  • Clear sink of dishes.

  • Organize open shelves.

  • Bonus points: Place a fruit bowl on the counter with fresh fruits.


Dining Area
Set the Table

  • Dining Room

  • Set the table with dishes, glasses, silverware, and napkins for display.




  • Bathrooms

  • Clean mirrors and make things sparkle.

  • Hang fresh, neatly folded towels.

  • Clear countertops of toiletries and products.

  • Remove floor scales, trash cans, and laundry baskets.


  • Bedrooms

  • Make beds

  • Arrange decorative pillows and throws

  • Hide clothing, shoes, etc.

  • Clear surfaces of clutter.


  • Exterior

  • Mow and rake yard.

  • Remove vehicles from driveways and do not park in front of the house.

  • Move garbage cans out of sight.

  • Hide garden tools.

  • Sweep driveway, sidewalks, and patios.

  • Straighten deck furniture and open umbrellas or tie down neatly.

  • Clean grill and remove cover.

  • Ensure all exterior lights are working.

  • Bonus points: Fill planters with flowers and spread fresh mulch.


  • Pools

  • Turn pool lights on.

  • Turn water features on.

  • Remove all toys, floats, etc.

  • Clean pool area and remove tools.

  • Remove automatic pool cleaner (optional).



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