How to Prepare a Home for its Photoshoot

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Listing Preparation Guide for Photos and Video

  • Here are a few things you can do to prepare your listing for the photo and video shoot before the QwikVid team arrives. Remember, the house should be in showing condition before the team arrives.


  1. Thoroughly clean entire house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops, clean windows)
  2. Turn all overhead lights and lamps ON
  3. Replace all burned out light bulbs
  4. Use bulbs of the same temperature (ALL incandescent or ALL compact fluorescent)
  5. Turn all TVs OFF
  6. Turn all computer screens OFF
  7. Open blinds/window treatments to let in outside light
  8. Clear off all counter tops and remove any unwanted items from view
  9. Make all beds
  10. Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  11. Place all shoes/jackets in closets

Front yard:

  1. Close garage doors
  2. Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  3. Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)
  4. Remove empty planters
  5. Use broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames
  6. Remove visible water hoses
  7. Remove any additional unwanted items from view

Back yard:

  1. Clean porch, tidy up outdoor tables/chairs/cushions
  2. Turn on all lights, pool lights, outdoor lights (specifically for twilight shoots)
  3. Clean pool
  4. Remove pool vacuum/cleaner hose
  5. Hide pool cleaning supplies
  6. Turn on pool fountains/water features
  7. Remove visible water hoses
  8. Remove trash cans

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