We employ professional photographers to ensure your property is presented in the best possible way. Here are a few tips from our photographers to help you get your property photo ready.

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Open all blinds and drapes

Turn on all lights & lamps, replace burnt out light bulbs

Remove excess clutter, vacuum, clean and mop tiles

Wash windows inside and out

Living Areas
Unclutter the rooms
Remote controls to be stored away
Hide power boards & cords out of sight

Arrange furniture so the rooms look as spacious as possible
Remove throw rugs and area rugs 
Study - clear & declutter desk, straighten items on bookshelf, file papers away
Toy Room - organise & declutter

Image by Sidekix Media
Image by Sidekix Media

Counters to be clean, uncluttered and clear of appliances and utensils
Kitchen sink to be free of dishes
Remove magnets, photos, calendars, etc. from refrigerator
Take away tea towels

Bathrooms and En Suite
Clear counter tops
Polish faucets and mirrors
Remove stains from sinks, grout, and bathtubs
Clear away any personal items & cleaning products
Remove all towels & toilet paper roll
Toilet seat lid closed (Please note that Sotheby’s brand standards means we CAN NOT show video or images of toilets)

Image by Sidekix Media
Image by Adam Winger


Make the beds with fresh, clean linen
Clear out anything from under the beds that is visible
Bedside tables to be decluttered. i.e. tissue boxes, remote controls, alarm clocks, jewellery

Front Area, Gardens, and Outdoors
Move vehicles out of view from front of house
Paving & sidewalks cleared, swept & weeds removed
Rubbish bins and garden hose to be stored out of sight
Fertilise lawn, mow lawn
Trim hedging and overgrown shrubbery
Put away lawn equipment and gardening tools
Neatly arrange outdoor items such as furniture & play equipment
Pools – cleaned with leaves and debris cleared. Water feature to be turned on
Creepy Crawley and pool equipment to be stored out of sight where possible

Image by Ignacio Correia