The Brief Guide That Makes Staging Your Home for a Photoshoot Simple

Did you know that 87{5ab75762cf707683d7af2475431dd95a23fbc9cf5cb8a45517116f350cf35bde} of buyers say that they rely on photos to make a decision? Taking high-quality photographs of your home is incredibly important if you want to sell to the right buyer quickly. However, there’s only so much a camera can do for your home.

If you want the perfect picture, you’ll need to put some work into it. Staging your home may not be easy but the result is worth it. Take a look at this brief guide to help you get started.

Clean and Declutter

It’s vital that you clean your property thoroughly and declutter all the rooms you intend to take photographs of. Putting away toys, shoes, or anything that makes the room look untidy could be difficult if you’re low on storage space but remember it’s only for the purpose of taking pictures.

If you have nowhere to put the clutter, try and move it all to one space and use a background remover app to edit your photos before sending them to your realtor. It’s also worth checking through your house to fix any visible problems so they don’t show up in photos.

Keep Things Neutral

Patterns and colors are a great way to express personality but many potential buyers like to see a blank canvas. Neutral colors often allow buyers to visualize the property as their own. A smart homeowner would neutralize every room to sell the home as quickly as possible.

If you have patterned furniture, consider covering the furniture with neutral slipcovers for photos. Similarly, you may want to think about painting the walls a neutral color, like white or magnolia. Match your furniture to the color you choose for your walls.

Add Welcoming Elements

There are a few things you can add to your home that all buyers love to see. For instance, a vase of fresh flowers on your dining table or a bowl of fresh lemons and limes on your kitchen counter. You could even set your dining table up with your best china and show how beautifully the space can be used.

During the home selling process, interested buyers will want to come and see the space they’ve seen in the photos so you could stage your home in the same way for viewers. At this point, add in some welcoming smells to your home, like freshly baked cookies.

Staging Your Home for Buyers

Once you’ve finished staging your home, take a look around and ask yourself if you would buy it. What else could you do to make it more appealing? The photographs you take will be the first thing potential viewers see so you want to give the best impression.

If you’re not sure of how to make your photograph look more appealing, ask for advice from your realtor.

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