To create an impressive photo gallery, it’s important to make sure your home looks its best. This is the first step in ensuring good photographic results. The best place to start is by cleaning and tidying up your house, but the checklist below will help you add the finishing touches!
Exterior shots of your home
Photographing the interior of your home is important, but don’t forget the exterior! This is usually the first photo on your realtor’s website. Make sure your house is clearly visible and not obstructed by cars or other vehicles. A well-tended front and back garden also helps. Clear away leaves and other garden waste, sweep the sidewalk, and make sure plants and bushes are neatly trimmed. To help potential buyers envision themselves in your home, put away any garden tools or toys. As the finishing touch, wash your windows to make your home picture-perfect!
Interior shots of your home
Making the necessary preparations is the first step in getting your home ready for a viewing. Start by giving it a good clean. Make sure all rooms are spic and span, particularly the bathroom, the toilet, and the kitchen! Tidying up is another important step in preparing your home for the photo shoot. Put away dish cloths, washing up brushes, and cleaning products and make sure laundry and clothes aren’t left lying around. Store TV remotes and audio equipment and make sure personal items, such as photos and toiletries, aren’t visible in the photo. For furnished rentals, it helps when the beds are nicely made up. Light is another crucial element in making your home look good in photos. Open the doors to rooms and bedrooms, turn on the lights, and open the curtains. The fresher and cleaner your home looks in photos, the better your chances of getting a viewing.
Professional photo shoot
To really make your home look its best, we recommend hiring a professional photographer. Professionals know the ins and outs of photographing homes and work with specialised equipment. Using backlights and other techniques, they can make even the darkest and smallest rooms camera-ready. We work with a professional real estate photographer who takes incredible photos of homes. The rooms are beautifully lit and expertly edited and detailed photographs are taken of the unique features in your home. If you’re looking to increase viewings, speed up the rental process, and reduce vacancy time, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with our photographer.