Tips to help you prepare your house for Opens & Photography.

Thank you for choosing to use SGB Photography for your Real Estate Photography needs.

To ensure the best possible images of your property, we have prepared the following tips to help you prepare your home ready for photography & open homes.

As Houses are photographed as presented, the following tips will help you remember all the important areas.

Real Estate Photography Tips


  • Remove Agent Signs from front of property
  • Remove rubbish, hoses, mowers, brooms, mops, etc.
  • Mow lawns and remove excess grass clippings
  • Remove dead palm fronds from ground the and weeds
  • Remove leaves & creepy crawly/hose from the pool and store neatly
  • Remove/tidy; bikes, toys, pool toys
  • Remove cob webs from eaves
  • Remove washing from clothes line
  • Put wheelie bin away & of sight
  • Remove cars from driveways and road in front of property (if possible)
  • Do not wash decks or driveways unless there is plenty of time for it to dry.


  • Remove all magnets/paper from fridge
  • Clear benches of clutter, appliances & personal items
  • Remove dish racks, clothes, brushes, detergents, tea towels etc.
  • Remove tissue boxes, papers
  • Remove bins and floor mats, from site
  • Neatly presented flowers and fruit are always welcome
  • Turn on all lights

Living Areas

  • Remove all personal items, books, mags etc.
  • Remove lounge covers & table cloths, unless item underneath is damaged
  • Remove pedestal fans
  • Turn the TV off
  • Turn on all lights


  • Remove all personal items, toothbrushes, razors, hair dryers etc. from benches, baths & showers
  • Put Toilet seat down
  • Neatly arrange towels & remove clothes baskets
  • Remove tissue boxes
  • Remove bins
  • Remove floor mats hanging from shower alcoves
  • Turn on all lights


  • Make beds – Smooth, flat bedding will give the best result
  • Tidy belongings & put toys away
  • Minimise clutter & offensive posters
  • Turn on all lights

Twilight Shoot

If you are investing in a Twilight Shoot there are a few extra things you should do:

  • Please make sure all lights are working inside and out.
  • On evening of shoot – Turn on all lights and lamps inside and out including: Pool, Drive Way, Verandas, Foyer, Bedroom lamps, etc…

Contact us today for all your Real Estate Photography needs.