Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Areas of Focus For Home Sellers When Preparing for Photographers

Your home needs to look its best for photographs when it comes time to sell. Here’s where you need to focus your attention when preparing.

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According to the National Association of Realtors, 87% of homebuyers start their search online. This is why it’s so important that when you get your house ready to take pictures, you make sure that it is top-notch, primed, and ready to take the best pictures possible for when we display it online. Here are the three most important areas you need to focus on to make sure your photos turn out great:

1. Curb appeal. You only get one chance to make a first impression. It’s really important that you make a good one as soon as the buyers pull up to the home. Make sure the garage door is closed and clean, dust off the cobwebs, pressure wash the sidewalk, and make sure your landscaping is clean. When buyers walk up, you want to have a clean and orderly look to make the best possible impression.

Look at each room through a photographer’s eyes.

2. Kitchens. Make sure the counter is clear of everything because we want as much counter space as possible for pictures. How you live and function in a home is different than how you market and present a home. You’re going to look at the room through a photographer’s eyes. People, including your neighbors and family, will be looking at these pictures online through that same lens.

3. Restrooms. Clear the countertops off here as well and make sure all personal items are put away. The toilet seat should be put down, linen closets should be shut, and hair products on the counter and in the shower need to be put away.

These are three of my best tips, but if you want a copy of my full house photo shoot guidelines, give me a call or send me an email today. I’d be happy to get one sent out to you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.