Four Tips to Stage Your Home for your Listing Photos

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Selling your home is a happy time in your life! Moving on to a new house to make a new home, new decorations and paint colors to choose, everything is moving forward. We just can’t forget about our current home and how to sell it.

A buyers first impression is not when they drive up to the house. They have researched your house online and will have formed an opinion from the start. Your Shorewest, REALTOR® knows how important this is and either will take professional pictures themselves, or hire a professional photographer to set your home up in the best light possible.Facebook Share Image 03_12You can help your Shorewest, REALTOR® by preparing for the staged photo shoot and finish these tasks!

Clean, clean, clean! Now that you will have a professional photographer it does not mean that you do not have to clean your home. Dirt shows up in pictures! Especially now that you will have high quality photos, your buyers could be seeing high quality dirt too. Make sure to get those nooks and crannies, dust the mantle, scrub at the discolored spots and if you need to, clean your carpets!

When you think you have decluttered…declutter some more. That cute ceramic collection of Precious Moments may mean the world to you, but it will not help in photos of your home. Tuck away any collections, personal family photos and some of your wall art before your home’s photo shoot. You will want your home to convey a model-home feel. Photos translate well with the least amount of things possible in the shot.

Take care of the outside curb appeal. Rake, shovel, weed, cut the lawn, water your flowers. Do whatever you need to so when your potential buyer sees the picture of the front of the house they say, Wow! A freshly landscaped lawn translates to a homeowner that cares about their property.

Lastly, always remember the little things! Is the toilet seat up? Put it down. Is the toilet paper down to one last sheet? Replace it. Pay attention to blinds, curtains, bedspreads, shower curtains and baseboards. All of these things can add up to create a vision of your home that you do not want. Put your best foot (and home) forward and watch it fly off the market!

Your Shorewest, REALTOR® has been trained in the art of staging and would be happy to help you figure out the best game plan for your home. They have plenty of experience in selling homes and will give you great advice. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way to creating memories in your new home!

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