Preparing Your Home for Real Estate Photography

In recent years, having your home professionally photographed before putting it on the market has become essential. Especially now during a pandemic. Prospective buyers first impression of a home will often be based off the pictures provided. If the pictures properly showcase a home, people are going to want to visit the home, and potentially make offers.

Staging a Home

Before you even have your home photographed, it is important to have it correctly staged. What exactly does that mean? A photographer can go into a home and use proper lighting, equipment, and flattering angles. If they have clean slate without distractions, they can showcase beautiful spaces within a home. If a home is filled with clutter, that will take away the focus of the viewers. Instead of looking at a spacious kitchen with ample counter space, they’ll see a sink of dirty dishes and cereal boxes on the counter.

So how do you stage your home? We make several suggestions before photographing a clients home, including:

  1. Declutter
  2. Pack away unessential items, only keep the basics
  3. Make sure your house is clean and tidy
  4. Take care of any repairs
  5. Spruce up your yard and front porch area

All in the Details

We have a more in depth checklist we provide to home owners prior to a photo shoot. It includes things like removing cars from the driveway, hiding electrical cords and cables, clearing off countertops, to stashing children’s toys, and opening window treatments for natural light. In our current climate it is especially important to have your home ready beforehand. The photographer will need to have as little contact with surfaces and objects in homes as possible.

Let Us Help!

Having your home ready for the photographer will also ensure you get the most out of their time and skill. Selling a home is a lot of work, but often these small details matter the most! As always, let us know if you have any questions. We are happy to help! Take a look at our website or give us a call 801-544-3407.

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