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Lights, camera, and perfect listing pictures

Listing photos are often a potential buyer’s first impression of your home. For home sellers who want to sell quickly at a good price, first impressions have to be perfect.

When you have the date set to meet your REALTOR® for a photo shoot, you might find yourself running around trying to tidy up in time.

Here are a few easy tips to help you prepare for a photo shoot:

  1. Depending on the season, make sure that the yard is picked up, lawn mowed, gardening tools put away, and leaves raked.
  2. Remove all vehicles from the driveway. This will make your driveway look less cluttered
  3. Hide personal décor so buyers are able to picture themselves living in your house.
  4. Make sure the dishes are done and the kitchen sink is empty.
  5. Take all magnets off the fridge – It’s amazing how this will make your kitchen look cleaner and less cluttered.
  6. Turn on lights and replace burnt out light bulbs. Also, open all the blinds to brighten up rooms.

Sometimes, there’s no need to hire a professional photographer. Follow these simple tips to prepare your home for perfect REALTOR® listing pictures.  Happy snapping!

By Cheryl Hyland, REALTOR® at CENTURY 21 Foothills Real Estate.