Staging for a Photo Shoot
Staging can make a huge difference. You'll generally get better photos in the end if you help stage the house prior to the photo shoot. On-location time counts whether it's staging or shooting photos.
I think the best advise is really a question:
What do you see when you first walk into a hotel room?
Everything in it's place
Maybe a pad of paper and a pencil
What about the bathroom in that hotel room?
Might be best to think about what you don't see:
Someone elses toothbrush, razor, hair brush...
A bar of soap that might have been used No personal items like that at all
Hmm... Less is More.
Keep it simple, think about that hotel room and de-clutter!
Oh yeah, if you can, make sure all the lights work. ALL the lights.