The best thought on that, is just as if you would be ready for a showing, or open house. Vacuum, dust, mop, and clean every, and all areas that are visible to the human eye. De-personalize as much as is possible! That doesn’t mean every single family picture, but you aren’t showcasing personal belongings, because they aren’t coming with the sale of the home anyway!
Clear countertops in kitchens and bathrooms of cleaning products, paper toweling, soap dispensers, and hygiene items in the bathroom, as well as in the bathtub and shower areas. If you have a newborn or toddler, try to put the Diaper Genies in a nearby closet as well.
If you are a pet owner, please hide away all pet foods, water, toys, and bedding for the duration of the photo shoot.
Give your landscaping some attention as well, including mowing, raking, trimming hedges, as well as laying out fresh landscaping mulch and perhaps some inexpensive flowers to your front beds. Stow away garden hoses, and put trash and recycling bins in the garage or other storage area, if possible.
Take a moment to turn on every light in your home. Yes, even that little accent light in the far corner of the room. Every bit of illumination is important for your best photography! This gives you a chance to replace any bulbs as well as discovering any fixtures that might need a little TLC from a local electrician before your home hits the market.