You essentially want everything 100% prepped when your photographer arrives. Think of it like an open house. Anything you wouldn’t want a potential buyer to see should apply for your photo or video shoot as well. Please do NOT assume that we will avoid seeing something in our shots. We shoot with wide lenses, and it may end up appearing in the background or on the edge of the photo. When in doubt whether you should clean something or whether something should be removed, always clean it and always remove it.
Here is a checklist to help you (link below). Please forward this to your clients as well, but PLEASE do not rely on the homeowner to complete everything on the checklist. Please verify for yourself if the home is “shoot ready,” prior to the appointment: