1. Staging Your Home - This can be done by professional stagers or your RealtorŽ might have the designation.
a. Do a clean-up and clear out - now is a great time for you to clear out things before you move. Ask yourself - Can I use this in my new home? Should it be donated? Should it be thrown away?
b. A fresh coat of paint can improve the look of interiors. Any repairs that need to be done that could affect pictures?
c. Remove all personal photos and memorabilia.
d. Create pleasant scenes using props displayed decoratively - a candle, a vase of dried flowers, seasonal items, a bowl of candy, etc. Keep it understated, neutral, and tasteful (less is more)
e. Remove all animal bedding, food dishes and pet toys for pictures (and later for open houses and viewings). It is imporant that the home be seen as a neutral pet-free canvas.
f. Can you pre-pack anything for your move and store it?
3. At what time of day does the sun shine on the front or most appealing facade of your home?
4. The time of day for photographing the outside of your home is not always the best time of day to photograph the interior. A revisit might be necessary.
5. A Closed Set - On a photo shoot where privacy and focus is important, it is vital that you step away from the house to allow the RealtorŽ and photographer to do this important work without your immediate presence.
Once you've done these things, the professionals can do their job, which is to serve you and show your home in the best possible light and angle.
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