YOU’RE SELLING YOUR HOUSE, HOW EXCITING! Just kidding… I know it’s a ton of work, but your efforts will pay off I promise.
Some tips for photo day:
- Treat the photo appointment as your first showing! House should be “show ready”.
- Clear counter tops as much as possible, however a well placed bowl of fruit or vase of flowers is a nice touch.
- Don’t forget to clear off the top of your refrigerator AND refrigerator magnets.
- If there are light switches that are difficult to find, have lights on for photos.
- Unless they are spectacular I do not photo the insides of closets, garages, and unfinished basements. I’m sure your agent would like them cleared out for showings, but for photo day they make good hiding spots for your “stuff” that you may not want in photos. If your unfinished basement/ walk in closet/ pantry is spacious and somewhat cleared out I will take a photo or two and leave it at your agents discretion to post online.
- I do my best to avoid family photos, kids names on bedroom walls, etc. but it’s not always 100% possible. Remember these photos will go out to the public on the world wide web, if there is something you don’t want crazy uncle Eddie to see online, put it in the previously mentioned closets that I am not going to shoot!
- I will do my very best to work with and around what you have but the best photos come from a house that is prepped and ready!
- I will shuffle things here and there to get the best photo but I am not a stager, if you think you need a stager, talk to your agent for a recommendation and have them do their magic prior to photo day.
- Speaking of shuffling things a bit, I don’t always get them back in the exact same spot. If you can’t find your remotes after I’ve been there, check behind the couch cushions.. and if you forgot to take down your refrigerator art, check the nearest drawer or in the sink 🙂
- The good news is that if you are reading this you have an agent that values professional photography and realizes the importance, or you are thinking about it and will bring the importance of professional photography to your agents attention. Either way, I’m happy you’re here!