Do you know how to prepare your home for a property shoot?

This week’s tips and tricks are for homeowners on how best to prepare your property for an owner-occupied photoshoot. I will also showcase Before and After comparable images on some tricks and techniques that real estate photographers use to avoid common obstacles. 

An advantage of photographing your property while it is furnished is that it provides a sense of scale to your potential buyer. It showcases what pieces, or how many pieces, of furniture can potentially fit into a living space.


Let’s now dive into how best to prepare your property, and what photographers do BTS to ensure they capture your property at its very best: 

  • Depersonalised spaces: this requires removing all clutter, knick-knacks, and family photos.
  • Neutral tones throughout the home: beneficial as it avoids distracting elements.
  • Curtains and blinds: open and strategically angled for the best view or to remove distracting elements outside.
  • Internal doors: strategically left open or closed, depending on what the view is on the other side. 
  • Bathrooms: a challenge to photograph because they are (usually) small. Hide all personal items, towels and mats will remove any distracting items and create a sense of space.
  • Exterior: hoses tidy or removed, chairs positioned in straight lines, rubbish bins removed. 

This is a very basic list on how to prepare your property for a photoshoot. If you are listing your property with LOCATIONS estate agents, the selling agent will provide you with a more extensive checklist. 

The property showcased today is 9 Linhow Crescent, CLINTON; if you would like more information, get in touch with Michael Byrnes 0405 954 034.

Stay tuned for more BTS insights next week, and if you have a question please get in touch via email: chrissy@locationsestateagents.com.au