Chad Jones Photography

Architecture | Real Estate | Hospitality | Interior Design | Photography & Video
I want to make sure that the best possible preview of your home is the best it can be. In preparation for the photo shoot with Chad Jones, please prepare your property the same as you would for an open house. The following lists are suggestions you should take in order to ensure the best possible photographs and marketing of your home.

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Curb Appeal

  • Clear front yard of debris
  • Weed and trim lawn
  • Edge yard and driveway
  • Remove mildew from walls or walks
  • Take stains off driveway
  • Repair broken windows
  • Make sure house number is visible from street
  • Store holiday decorations
  • Clean the siding
  • Make the path to front door clearly visible
  • Trim shrubs and trees
  • I shoot garages on a case by case basis

Living/Family Room

  • Remove clutter: knickknacks, board games, CDs and DVDs, remote controls and game consoles
  • Clean fireplace
  • Remove family photos
  • Polish wood furnishing
  • Discard or put away worn rugs
  • Fluff couch pillows


  • Make the bed
  • I do not shoot closets
  • Store away toiletries
  • Organize the master bedroom to create well defined areas


  • Remove all brightly colored bottles and containers
  • Remove all personal care items as possible
  • Clean Mirrors/Shower Glass
  • Remove rugs when showing off flooring

Interior Suggestions

  • If you’ve moved out, add some furniture; empty houses don’t sell as well
  • Repair holes and marks in walls
  • Clean mirrors and glass
  • Paint walls
  • Clean carpet
  • Remove or store clutter
  • Clean window treatments and windows
  • Remove personal photos when possible
  • Double check all light bulbs are working


  • Clean appliances until they’re spotless
  • Clean front of refrigerator
  • Clean stove hood
  • Clean and clear kitchen counters; remove gadgets
  • Remove Towels from racks
  • Remove magnets/items from fridge
  • Hide sponges and soaps

Quick Tips

  • Reduce excess furniture so that three people can walk around comfortably
  • Less is more: remove any clutter, inside and outside
  • Depersonalize so buyers can imagine themselves in the home: take out family photos and religious items
  • Keep shades open for light
  • Ask a friend or relative to critique your home
  • Remove rugs to highlight nice flooring
Worksheet for homeowners on what to do before  the photographer arrives.

Worksheet for homeowners on what to do before the photographer arrives.