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It's Photo Time

Friday, November 22, 2019   /   by Jo Skipper

It's Photo Time

It’s Photo Time!  Get your house ready for its online debut 

The first impression any potential buyer will have of your home will happen through the listing photography.  There are things you can do to prepare your home for the photo shoot. In these photos it is absolutely essential to create the appropriate image of your home.  There are some things you can do to assist the photographer in replicating the ambiance and features in your home and displaying them in images. Read below:

  1.  Clean everything.  Make sure countertops are free of clutter almost entirely.  The 

hardwood or tile floors should be polished to a shine.  

  1.  Your bathrooms should be clear of any toiletries and clutter.    Tuck everything away neatly into a cabinet or closet. Freshen up any caulking and clean countertops and mirrors.  Pull the shower curtain and leave the toilet seat down.  

  1. Windows need to be cleaned inside and out.  Let as much natural light in as possible. This light always presents better in photos than artificial lights.  The natural light also persuades the viewer into the perception that the room is larger and brighter than it is.  

  1. Examine other listings online.  Look at your competition specifically.  Are there things that stand out about the home as appealing or unappealing? Create a professional appearance with neatly made beds and decor.  Purchase a few new items that will bring a bright pop of color to your photos. New throw pillows and blankets will not cost much and will add so much to the look of your home.  

  1.  Highlight any features that will really sell your home.  Have a pool or hot tub? Make this look as inviting as possible by setting candles or wine by the side.  Keep the cover off to really show the full details. If you have a large patio arrange furniture in such a way to make any potential viewer will be jealous of what you have.  Light any fireplaces that are in the home to make this the most inviting home of any of the competition.  

There are many ways to assist your professional photographer in creating a visually appealing and inviting experience in your home.  Viewing photos online will be the first place that buyers see your home. Make them want to come inside and see it for themselves. There is no second chance for a best first impression.  


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