Photography is one of the most important parts of listing a house, and in most cases it will be the factor influencing a buyer to visit the home in person. This first impression is critical which means a seller should make the proper preparations before the photo shoot. For sellers wanting to make their best first impression, we know less is more. Our advice is to de-clutter every room (closets, garages, and storage areas are generally not photographed so this is an excellent place to store all of your stuff). Put non-essential items in separate boxes and keep out of sight for as long as your house is on the market.