How to Make Your Listing Photos Help You Sell Your PropertyJuly 27, 2019
Are you preparing to your property? It is no secret that listing photos can make or break a home’s selling potential. Since first impressions really matter, listing photos often provide the first impression of your property to home buyers. Unfortunately, if homebuyers don’t like what they see, they will most likely not ever step foot you’re your home for a showing. Therefore, it is advisable that you know how to make your property’s listing photos attract more buyers. Here are some of the things you can do.
Stage your home photos
Cluttered playrooms, unmade beds and messy kitchens don’t sell homes. On the other hand, staged and tidy rooms do. It is important that you limit personal touches such as collectible items and family photos if you want to make your listing photos shine. What you can do instead is try to depersonalize the space so that the buyer can see themselves living in your home.
Rearranging furniture, setting the dining table, decluttering, tidying up, painting rooms light gray, beige or white and adding vases of fresh flowers throughout the home. All of these things will you’re your home appear neutral yet more welcoming.
Take photos of your home’s best feature
Is the beautiful outdoor pool, updated chef’s kitchen or patio space your home’s best feature? Or maybe it is the home’s front interior or marble fireplace. Whatever it is, ensure that you take plenty of photos of your home’ s best feature. Some realtor many want to make one of your photos the first picture they see in the MLS database and other online real estate marketplaces.
Eliminate any and all distractions
Clutter distracts from a home’s feature, no doubt. It is a bit hard for a home buyer to focus on the high-end appliances in the kitchen when the room is cluttered with knick-knacks and baby toys. If you want your listing photos to stand out, you will need to declutter the home before you start taking photos. If you don’t have space to put your extra belongings, consider renting a temporary storage unit to store them while your house is for sale. That is if you don’t want potential homebuyers to trip on your stuff while touring the house.
Select which listing photos to be used
When it comes to listing photos, quality trumps quantity, always remember that. You don’t really need 100 listing photos unless your property is a castle. Having an excessive number of photos is overwhelming to homebuyers and also doesn’t leave them wanting more. Similarly, if your listing has too little photos on it, homebuyers will wonder what exactly you are hiding. Cosmos values real estate can provide you with guidance as to the appropriate number of listing photos. Just ensure that you choose only the best for the listing.
Hire the services of a professional photographer
When it comes to attracting home buyers, hiring the services of a professional photographer to snap your listing photos can make all the difference. While it may be cheaper to take photos with your low-grade camera or cell phone than hiring a professional, this won’t win over any buyers because the photos will not have great quality. Properties with better quality are more likely to sell quickly and for more money. If you don’t know who to hire for the job, your realtor might know a few.
Emphasize natural light and clean the windows
Homebuyers are not really interested in a home’s interior. What they are most interested in is knowing where those rooms are located in relation to the outdoor space. If you’re selling a beach house for instances, you may want to focus on the expansive ocean views from inside the home. To do this, make sure that you thoroughly wash and clean all the windows before having the listing photos taken.
Are you ready to move? If yes, now you know what to do to make your property sell faster and probably for more money.