When most people think of home staging they think that it begins and ends inside the home, and that the primary use of staging a home is for open houses. That could not be further than the truth. What most people do not know is that home staging is critical at the very beginning of the home selling process – when it comes to taking the sales photos of the property.
The power of a properly taken real estate photograph is huge, especially if your property is for sale by owner. A properly presented picture can entice prospective buyers to visit your home to learn more. You may think that anyone with a digital camera can prepare your sales photos, but unless you have an eye for home staging or proper presentation, you may want to leave it to the professionals, because what you take with the pictures you take these pictures and whatever output it presents would certainly make or break a making a quick sell.
Obviously when you take a picture of a room, it should be clean and tidy. Arranging furniture to showcase the room's highlights is important. Do not take photos on rainy days or at night because it is best to have as much natural light coming into the rooms as possible, otherwise the house may appear dreary and dark.
An excellent tip to flip a property fast is to take a few steps back when you're taking the photo. Rooms that appear larger in photos will attract buyers much faster than small, crowded rooms. Using a wide angled lens is another easy tip that allows the room to look much larger in a photograph.
Properly presented photos are an invaluable sales tool that you can use on your brochures, website, listings and any handouts that you give potential buyers after views.