Unlike the days when home-sellers could count on the ‘curb appeal’ of their home to attract potential buyers, in the technology-driven world we live in, internet marketing has taken over. When a buyer is searching through listings of homes for sale, the first detail to capture their attention will be the photos, so it’s essential to have high-quality, professional photographs of your home.
For those located in Port Jervis, NY, the real estate brokers at ERA Meloi Realty have been using their knowledge and experience to help customers prepare their homes for sale. Here, they explain what you need to do to prepare your house for a professional photo shoot.
Inside The Home
De-clutter your house by putting away dishes, toys, clothing, and other loose items. Try to remove family photos or any unusual décor. Along with de-cluttering, you should also clean the entire house, which includes dusting, vacuuming, making the beds, and wiping the kitchen counters. If you’d like to go the extra mile, you can decorate your dining room table with stylish place settings or a vase of flowers.
Outside The Home
Ask the photographer to show up on a clear day at a time when there is good natural light. Park any vehicles out of the driveway and away from the front of your home, and make sure the lawn is trim and free of weeds.
Right Before The Photographer Arrives
Turn on all the lights in your home, and open all the curtains to let the natural light into the rooms. Turn off any ceiling fans, and if you have a fireplace, consider lighting it to add a homey ambiance.
Once you have the photographs, the next step is hiring a real estate agent to help you navigate the home selling process. If you’re a home seller or buyer located in the Port Jervis, NY, area, then you’ll be in great hands with the real estate brokers of ERA Meloi Realty. Peruse their selection of homes for sale online, or call them at (845) 856-4992 to speak to someone on the team.