Preparing Your Property for Photography & Viewings

Some tips on selling your home from our your local property experts Platinum Property.

The Key Shot

This is usually the front of the property.

  • Tidy up the garden, cut the grass, sweep up any leaves, remove any rubbish
  • Hide the bins
  • Remove cars from driveways
  • Close all doors & windows.


In addition to the above, also

  • Tidy away any children’s toys and pet toys
  • If possible, remove any washing lines, remove pegs
  • Set out garden furniture.

Kitchen & Utility Room

  • Remove dishes, drainers, bins, towels, tea towels, oven gloves, mail etc
  • Try to avoid washing being visible in washing machine
  • Remove pet food bowls & beds.

Living & Dining Areas

  • Tidy away toys, newspapers, magazines, fire guards etc.


  • Make the beds, try to ensure that any items stored under the bed are not visible
  • Store away any clothes, hairdryers, shoes, clothes etc
  • De-clutter bed side cabinets.

Bathrooms, En-suites & Guest WC

  • Tidy away toothbrushes, shavers, soaps, sponges, cosmetics, bath toys etc
  • Remove cleaning products and laundry baskets
  • Clean sanitary ware including shower screens & mirrors.

Other Tips

  • As well as a general clean, make sure all windows have been cleaned
  • Make use of cupboards, under stairs storage, garages & sheds for storage, as these will not usually be photographed
  • Open curtains & blinds to maximise natural light, switch on lights & lamps if it is a dull day
  • Have fresh flowers and a bowl of fresh fruit on display
  • Remember not to over de-clutter as the property is a home

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