Here are a few Tips you can use when you are preparing your home for the photos.
Throughout the home.
De-clutter rooms, removing excess furniture if necessary, too much stuff does not photograph well. Rugs and runners in kitchen, entryways and bathrooms should be removed. Turn on every light fixture and lamp in the home. Replace any burned out bulbs with fresh ones. Turn off ceiling fans and TV.
Living & Family Room
Hide all TV and stereo remotes. Remove personal photos and other knicknacks from shelves. Hide any visible trash cans and pet food bowls or beds.
Counters should be cleaned and clutter free. Hide any phones, notepads, or other incidentals. Remove all magnets and photos from the fridge or freezer. Fresh flowers and a full bowl of fruit on the counter will make a great impression in photos.
Beds should be made and arranged with pillows and good linens. Clear all personal items from counters, dressers and shelves. Walk-in closets should be neatly organized.
Move all vehicles ( including RV's and boats) off the driveway and away from the front of the house. Hide garbage and recycling bins from view. Remove all garden tools, hoses, sprinklers and lawnmowers from view. Freshly mow the lawn and rake any leaves that may have fallen.
Counters should be free from all personal items. Products like shampoo and bodywash should be removed from the bathtub and showers. Hang fresh towels on the towel racks. Ensure garbages are emptied and the toilet seat is down.
These are tips that will allow your home to be photographed well and give future prospects a good first impression.