5 Tips To Prepare For Listing Photos

When you're getting ready to list your home, it's essential to ensure that the pictures taken of your house are “picture perfect”. After all, these photos will be one of the first things potential buyers see, and you want them to be impressed!

It's important to make sure that your photos are ready before you list them because if they're not, it could cost you a lot of extra time and money. 


Tidy Up

The first tip is to tidy up. All the areas in the house must be clean and free of clutter. It’s a good idea to clean mirrors and windows. Carpets should be vacuumed. Take some time to organize shelves that will be visible in pictures.

In the kitchen, all the appliances and countertops should be wiped down. This one is a no-brainer, but make sure no dirty dishes are in the sink. If there are items visible inside cabinets, consider arranging them neatly.

Make sure all the beds are made and tidy up all of the bathrooms. 

Turn On Lights

The second tip would be to turn all the lights throughout the house. One of the most important aspects of photography is excellent lighting. When taking photos of the house, make sure you check that all lights and lamps are on and all curtains or blinds are open to let the natural lighting in. 

Remove Unnecessary Decorations/Furniture

The third tip is to remove unnecessary decorations and furniture. Removing furniture can be challenging, but it can make your home look more presentable. For example, excess floor mats and runners can make the floor space look smaller, so make sure to remove them from the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry areas.

Remove Personal Items

The fourth tip would be to remove all personal items. You want potential buyers to envision themselves as the owner of your home. It’s difficult for a buyer to picture themselves living in a house if there are too many personal photos and items in the home. Yes, you want your home to appear warm and homey, but it also needs to be generic while being welcoming.

Tidy Up The Exterior

Lastly, you should tidy up the yard and landscape. First impressions last. The picture of your home's front yard would be one of the first that buyers would see. Making a good first impression is important when selling your home. Therefore, you should make sure that the front yard is presentable and has curb appeal.

The yard should be trimmed, and the landscaping should be neat. The front yard will be the first thing people will see when they look at your home. You need to make sure that it looks good so that people will want to buy your home. Sweep the front and back porches, and remove any cars from the driveway.

Most professional photographers use a wide-angle lens when taking pictures of a house. This makes the space look more open and shows more in a single shot's frame. However, this can also catch things you might not want to be photographed, like broken fixtures, wall damage, or items under the bed, so keep this in mind when preparing for your listing photos! 

Anchor Real Estate Is Here To Help!

Preparing your home for listing photos may seem daunting, but following our simple tips can make the process quick and easy. By decluttering, depersonalizing, and staging your home to showcase its best features, you can ensure that your house looks its best in photographs. 

If you're feeling overwhelmed or have questions about the process, don't hesitate to reach out.

As always, if we can help you move in, move out, move up , or move on, let us know. Anchor Real Estate is here to help!

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