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Prep Your House for a Photo Session

by Cathy Duff-Poritzky 01/06/2019

Ready to add your house to the real estate market? Before you list your residence, it helps to take plenty of high-quality photos both inside and outside your home.

Ultimately, home photos can make or break a homebuyer's first impression of your residence.

For example, if your home listing includes photos that show off the true beauty of your house, a homebuyer may want to check out your residence in-person. Or, if home photos make your house look small and cluttered, a homebuyer may shy away from your residence altogether.

Don't let bad photos affect your ability to sell your house.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get your house ready for a photo session.

1. Clean Your Residence

A beautiful home is likely to stand out to homebuyers. Meanwhile, if you clean your residence from top to bottom, you can get your house photo-ready in no time at all.

Mop the floors, wipe down the walls and ceilings and perform assorted home interior cleaning. Also, don't forget to mow the front lawn and complete various home exterior improvements.

If you need help with home cleaning tasks, you should contact a professional home cleaning company. With a professional home cleaning company at your side, you can receive expert support as you prep your residence for a photo session.

2. Declutter As Much As Possible

Although your home may be filled with assorted artwork, antiques and photographs, now may prove to be the best time to declutter as much as possible.

Too much clutter can make your house appear tiny. However, if you dedicate the necessary time and resources to declutter your house, you can show homebuyers the true size of your house.

If necessary, you can rent a storage unit to hold your excess items. Moreover, you can always reach out to family members and friends to see if they can store your excess items in their residences until you find a new place to live.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to real estate photography, it pays to work with a housing market professional. Lucky for you, many real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide who can help you get your house ready for the real estate market.

A real estate agent can assess your residence and offer recommendations to help you improve your house's appearance. Plus, he or she can put you in touch with the best professional real estate photographers in your area.

Let's not forget about the support that a real estate agent can provide throughout the home selling journey too. A real estate agent is happy to set up home showings and open houses, negotiate with homebuyers on your behalf and do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your residence.

Use the aforementioned tips to get your house ready for a photo session – you'll be glad you did. Thanks to these tips, you can move one step closer to getting the best results from the home selling journey.

About the Author

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Cathy Duff-Poritzky

EXPERIENCE SELLS IN ANY MARKET Celebrating over $450 Million in Sales and selling homes in Westchester and Putnam since 1987. 2017 & 2018 Achievements - Professional Associations And Designations #1 Coldwell Banker Sales Associate in the State of New York #1 Coldwell Banker Westchester County Agent. Ranked in the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Associates internationally. Ranked in top 1% of all Agents in the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors* Consecutive Award Winner - "Westchester Five Star Real Estate Agents” "Real Trend’s America’s Best Real Estate Agents” Ranked #312 in the Nation. Closed over 13x more transactions than the average agent* Professional Associations And Designations New York State Licensed Salesperson since 1987 New York State Licensed Associate Broker, since 1992 Connecticut Licensed Associate Broker, since 2016 Member New York State Association of Realtors & Westchester County Board of Realtors. Member of Hudson Gateway and Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Certified Previews Specialist, Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) Education Bachelors of Arts in Education/English from SUNY Oswego Katharine Gibbs Business School, Graduate