You’ve hired me because you need someone to take great shots, hoping to attract tons of buyers to your listing. And when I arrive, it appears that the home is not really prepared to be photographed. This actually happens more often than it should, my friends.
The solution is relatively simple – give the sellers a few simple staging instructions.
- Reduce clutter. Take a look around the house and see how much stuff is on counters, coffee tables, end tables, etc. and squirrel things away.
- Remove area rugs. These are the types of small rugs you find in kitchens and baths. It’s fine if they are there for showings, but when photographing the room, I like buyers to look into the room and not at the pops of color on the floor.
- Make beds, and make them as tidy as possible.
- Clean mirrors and glass shower doors. There’s usually no concern about dirt showing up anywhere else, but it WILL show up in bathrooms.
The good news is that when I see clutter, I try to eliminate it. I’ve made beds, removed rugs and yes, cleaned mirrors. So, I’m on your side and do my best to get the best result for you. But the sellers can spend more time on this than I can, and it’s worth the effort to coach them so that you get the best images possible.
Here’s a helpful flyer to give to your clients. Enjoy!