The most important thing is to make your property clean, tidy and clutter free so any potential buyer can look at the photos or video and imagine themselves living there. It will also give a better indication of space and allow any viewer to get an idea of what size furniture will comfortably go into each room.
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As photographers, we understand that you may still be living in the property so putting loose items in a few storage boxes may help if storage space is tight, which can easily be moved out of camera view as required. Things that are commonly used can then be put back into place once the property photography is complete.
On the day of the photography it may be necessary for us to conduct a little extra home staging or to advise you to move something that has been overlooked. Don’t worry about that, of course we are not there to tidy up on your behalf but happy to tweak a few things with the aim of getting the best shots to sell your home.
No one says it’s going to be easy but it really does make a difference and if you are serious about the move this may be a great way to start to get rid of a few things that you really don’t need to take with you. So here’s a few ideas that may help to point you in the right direction.
General tips for all areas in the home
First impressions last and when a buyer first arrives at a property this is the first thing they see. The same can be said online and even though the buyer may have an understanding of the area the appearance of a neat and tidy exterior may also reflect the district and the people living in that neighbourhood.
People spend a lot of time in the kitchen not just preparing food but also as a bit of a social hub. It will need to look as big as possible with plenty of worktop space and of course clean and clutter free.
Imagine you’ve invited someone important around for dinner and you want to impress them.
This may be the room to kick off your shoes and lay on the sofa, but not for the photos. A cosy warm and inviting environment is needed here where anyone looking to buy your home will feel they can relax in the evening.
Bedrooms, especially and understandably children’s bedrooms tend to collect all kinds of possessions so a little extra time may be needed here.
As far as photography is concerned the bathroom is just full of random coloured items and being untidy relates to dirty. Don’t forget it’s full of personal items to which probably belong in draws.
Don’t feel you have to do everything in one go. Once you have arranged the date and time for your property photography, do a little at a time, that way you’ll be more productive. Once you’ve seen the results of your time and the house is well on it’s way to being sold you’ll be glad that you made the effort.