Preparing your home for sale is one step that many people spend a lot of time considering, one of the most important parts of this process is to acquire stunning photographs. The reason should be quite obvious in our modern times; everyone is using a smartphone, and those who have yet to make the leap to smartphones are definitely have access to a desktop or laptop. The ability to effectively showcase your property online depends solely on the quality of your photography. So rather than leave this aspect of your home sale up to chance, you need to take a pro-active step in ensuring you have the best possible imagery you can muster. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for a real estate photoshoot.

Edmonton real estatePreparation Is Key

The more effort you put into making your home look great before the photographer arrives the better your pictures are going to turn out. This means don’t leave it to the last minute! The photographer’s job is to simply take pictures of what your home looks like, in the best way possible. If your home looks dirty and is not setup to look it’s best they can only do what they can to make it look great. So what should you do?

Clean Your Home

Cleaning your home should go without saying, but make sure you take any extra steps you may have put off doing in the past. Deep cleaning is the key here, a simple wipe clean is not going to be sufficient. This means any old stain you’ve put off dealing with since you need to either rent a carpet cleaner, or purchase heavy-duty cleaning products - now is the time to put in the effort to make your home look it’s absolute best. Go the extra mile and clean up every mess you can see and make sure that you tidy up all areas that will be photographed.

Clear The Clutter

Clean up as much clutter as you possibly can. If you happen to have knick-knacks such as cherished collections or souvenirs it’s a good idea to pack them up and stow them away during the photoshoot.

Hide the Pets

Make sure that any pets which might get in the way of the photo-shoot are stowed away (a kennel is a good idea) and will not interfere with the photoshoot. You don’t want to be chasing around your dog or having to fight with your cat over their favourite sleeping spot. Additionally, remove food bowls and any signs of your pets.

Consider the Angle

Most photographs will be taken from the doorway of rooms, showcasing the home as it might look from a quick visit. It’s important to consider this as you clean and declutter your home.

Follow these steps on how to prepare your home for a real estate photoshoot and you’ll be well on your way to maximizing your home’s exposure and buyer interest.

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Listing information last updated on May 27th, 2022 at 5:02pm CDT.