Getting Your House Ready for a Sales Photoshoot: Our Advice
Due in no small part to the recent health crisis, the number of residential property sales across England and Wales has fallen by as much as 26 per cent over the past 12 months (1). The good news is that things seem to be improving. This is why you might be placing your house on the real estate market in the near future.
Still, we need to remember that a picture speaks 1,000 words. One of the best ways to accentuate what your home has to offer is the leverage the talents of the professional team at Piers Photography. Let us therefore look at how you can prepare your house for a photoshoot so that nothing is left to chance.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
It is crucial to ensure that your home is clean and tidy on the day of the shoot. Be sure to remove all interior clutter (as much as possible) and particularly focus upon rooms that tend to garner the most attention from prospective buyers (living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and bathrooms).
Still, we should remember that the exterior is just as important. First impressions can often make or break a sale, so devote time to making certain that the property is in order. This could be as simple as raking away leaves from a walkway or sprucing up the outside walls with a fresh coat of paint. It may likewise be a good idea to hire a professional landscaping service in the event that your garden requires a bit of extra care before the photographer arrives.
Choosing the Right Time of the Day
You always want to present your property in the best “light” possible. This is why choosing the right time of day when scheduling a photography session is equally prudent. In the event that your home faces east, the mid-morning hours will often provide ample amounts of illumination. Homes with windows predominantly facing to the west are generally associated with afternoon photoshoots.
Speaking of illumination, draw back any blinds that may otherwise block out exterior light. The most effective real estate photos are those which adequately display the exterior room within a home. In the event that the weather happens to be less than agreeable on the day of the shoot, contact the firm in order to determine if the session can be pushed back to a later time or date.
Working with the Best in the Business
Real estate photography should leave nothing to chance. This is why countless homeowners choose to work with reputable firms. Our experts will ensure that your home is presented in the most amenable light possible and above all, we strive to work with every property owner so that even the most stringent of requirements are met.
Photography involves much more than snapping a handful of images. It requires experience and an eye for detail. The experts at Piers Photography are truly passionate about this profession and homeowners can choose from a wide range of options. The number of photos can be based upon the size of the location and it is even possible to obtain aerial images of a property (another attractive selling point in this day and age).
Will your house be entering the real estate marketplace in the not-so-distant future? If so, please take a few moments to get in touch with one of our team leaders. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have as well as to explain our unique approaches in greater detail. We look forward to hearing from you.