Before the photographer arrives, there is some last-minute preparation you can do to make their job easier. Start by turning on all of your interior lights, including under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, and interior lighting in any curio cabinets or shelves. Turn off ceiling fans, open the blinds and curtains throughout your home. Natural light is great. If you have lots of light, show it off!
If you have a fireplace, light it, light any decorative candles as well. Clean up outside, move vehicles away from your home, out of the driveway, and clear the street in front of the house if possible. If you have pets and they are potentially aggressive, put them in a safe location away from any rooms being photographed.
Professional real estate photography can help you sell a home faster. With a little preparation, you can make your photo shoot go seamlessly and show your home in it’s the best light. Take the time, do the work and it will pay off in the end!
One last tip, keep valuables in a secure location while the home is on the market. Professional real estate photography is shown to increase the numbers of people who request a walk through. With a lot of prospects viewing the MLS listing, you will need to plan for higher numbers of people walking throughout the home. Keep your valuables safe, secure and put of sight!