We have provided this free real estate photography checklist for you to give to your clients. This includes all of the necessary tasks to be completed to ensure the home photographs the best it possibly can.


  • Remove cars from driveway

  • Close all windows

  • Sweep walkways

  • Pickup leaves, sticks and branches

  • Put toys, bicycles away

  • Store seasonal décor

  • Stow garden tools, supplies

  • Remove all hoses

  • Straighten and arrange deck furniture

  • Clean pool area


  • Remove all items from refrigerator door

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

  • Turn on all lights

  • Turn off all ceiling fans


  • Straighten/push in dining chairs

  • Add simple centerpieces like candles

  • Set the table for dinner

  • Add a vase of flowers

  • Add a bottle of wine, glasses


  • Make the beds

  • Arrange decorative pillows

  • Put away clothing, shoes

  • Clean under the bed

  • Clear surfaces of clutter