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.
Right Before the Photographer Arrives
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.