HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOUSE/LISTING 

FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY

General Guidelines


Hiring a professional real estate photographer is one of the best things that you can do to make your real estate listing shine. But, before the photographer arrives, there are a few things that you should do to prepare your home. This article will provide you with all of the information that you need to know about preparing your home to have professional real estate photos taken.

Clear the clutter
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Remove anything visually distraction
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all pets for the photoshoot
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Don't Forget The Exterior
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Ultimate Guide:

In addition to the detailed information that will be provided about specific areas of your home, there are also general guidelines that need to be considered for all areas of the home. Paying attention to these general guidelines will help to ensure that your photos turn out beautiful, increasing the likelihood that you will be able to sell your home or property more quickly. There are several benefits to ensuring that the photos look good, including the possibility to sell the property at a higher price point because the listing looks professional.

The more you prepare your home before the photographer arrives, the better the pictures are going to look. Remember, the photographer is hired to take the photos and make the space look good through the lens, it’s not their job to clean up the mess… and they can only do so much with a house that is in poor condition. It’s not possible to make a messy room look uncluttered in the picture.

What We’re Looking For

  • 01 Less Is More

    Clear the clutter out of every room, because a clean space is more appealing. Remember less is more.

  • 02 No Grime

    A quick wipe down to “clean” the house isn’t enough, remove anything visually distraction.

  • 03 Pets

    This is where you can place additional information on key points about the position, keeping things shorter if possible.

  • 04 Dont Forget The Exterior

    This is where you can place additional information on key points about the position, keeping things shorter if possible.

The more you prepare your home before the photographer arrives, the better the pictures are going to look. Remember, the photographer is hired to take the photos and make the space look good through the lens, it’s not their job to clean up the mess… and they can only do so much with a house that is in poor condition. It’s not possible to make a messy room look uncluttered in the picture.

If you can afford it, you might think about hiring a professional stager who can take care of the furniture arrangement and decor. There will be a big difference in the final outcome of the photos when a professional stager is involved in the design of the room.

If you can’t afford to hire a stager, then there are some things that you can do on your own to make your space look good. As you are arranging the furniture and adjusting the decor, you want to make the area look like a tastefully furnished hotel. Keep the furnishings and decor somewhat generic, but stylish at the same time.

First Impressions Matter

The first view that a person will get from the room is when they are standing in the doorway, so keep that perspective in mind when you are arranging the furniture. You want to create a lasting impression from the moment that they walk in the room, and they will likely spend more time viewing the room from the side where the door is located.

From a photo standpoint, the real estate photographer will take photos from the doorway area, and they will also make use of the windows and natural light in the room. So you want to consider the way the furniture is placed as it corresponds with the windows and doorways. It is good to capture the windows in the photos, because people like to see the natural light that comes in the room.

If there are built-in features in the room, such as a fireplace or decorative pillars, the photographer will take the photos from an angle to include those features. So, you can arrange your furniture to be complimentary of the built-in decor.

Less Is More

It is always best to clear the clutter out of every room, because a clean space is more appealing. Get rid of anything that is cluttering the room, and when you think you are done… continue working to get rid of a few more items in the room.

The goal is to create a stylish, generic room in which the buyer can picture themselves living in. If you include too many personal effects, such as photos and knickknacks, then it makes it more difficult for the buyer to imagine their own things in the room. So, get rid of the distractions and eliminate any clutter that may be present.