Photographs of your home are likely to be the first thing a potential buyer sees, so it’s important to make a good first impression with well-lit, inviting photographs that accurately represent your home.
The more time you can put in to making the rooms look ‘just right’, the more successful you’ll be in selling your home quickly!
We’ve put together a few hints and tips to help you show your home at its best…
01. Use a camera
First things first, if you have a camera and tripod, take photos using these rather than on a phone! Doing this will help you to slow down and consider how you’re photographing each room more carefully.
Whether you decide to use a camera or phone, always remember to shoot on a landscape orientation from the edge/corner of the room and consider the angle you’re taking the photo from - this will give the viewer a better feel for the space and layout of the property.
02. Plan in advance
It’s England, so beautiful weather everyday isn’t a given! If you’re thinking of putting your property on the market soon, have a look in advance at the weather forecast and plan to photograph your property in the daytime and on a sunny day (if possible!). Also, remember to turn on the lights and pull back curtains and blinds - this will help to brighten up the photos.
03. Make it presentable
You want your home to look its best, so make sure it’s tidy and presentable! Arrange the room to make it homely, remove any clutter, open doors, switch TV screens off, make the bed, plump up the pillows, put toilet seats down and mow the lawn!
All of these little things will really help to represent the space more accurately, make your home more inviting and help the viewer to imagine living there.
04. Pick out the best feature
Focus on the best feature in each room. Does the kitchen have double doors that open out onto a beautiful garden? A spacious living room with a bay window? A balcony with stunning views?
05. Don't forget the exterior
Last but not least, make sure to take photos of the outside of the property as well as its surroundings. Is there a beautiful, spacious landscaped garden or driveway parking with a garage? Also, don’t forget to remove eyesores such as wheelie bins from the camera’s view!