For sale by owner? The right photos may help you sell!

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When a real estate broker markets a home, they have lots of ways to bring in buyers. But, what gets buyers into your house when you are selling it by yourself?

Your property needs to stand out from the crowd on real estate search sites like Zillow®. And, unless the first impression is good, people will just click on the next listing.

You need photographs that are sure to drive buyers right to you. That’s where an independent architectural photographer comes in.

They offer top-notch photography services – using professional, high-end cameras, lights, lenses and computer systems – and deliver a set of affordable, high-quality and web-compatible images to the home seller.

Pro photographers have full control over the process of producing images, which ensures the finished product reflects what the photographer and owner want.

Another factor is that the independent photographer can afford to spend the time needed to create the best lighting, to work on a composition that shows the flow and space to their best advantage. The way the big outfits work can mean that their people need to fit in as many photo jobs as possible to make their living, which can put pressure on the time spent on each photo shoot.

In my case, I stand by my work. If the home seller is not satisfied for any reason, they get a 100% refund. And, unlike some other real estate photography companies, the seller retains full ownership of the images I produce for them.

Substandard photos can prevent a for-sale-by-owner home from getting the traffic it deserves.

You can book a free, no obligation shoot here Book Here

 

Want the best pictures of your house?

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We always work hard to show your home in the best light. But, there are things you can do that will really help get the most from your session, and, for that matter, when you show the house.

I have a family and dog and know just how hard it can be to get a place ready to show, but every little bit helps:

  • De-clutter as much as you can.
  • Clear and wipe countertops and mirrors in kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Hide soap, sponges, cleaning tools and paper towels in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Hide toiletries, combs, brushes and other unnecessary items in the bathrooms.
  • Remove used towels and, if possible, replace with clean matching bath and hand towels.
  • Remove everything stuck on the outside of the fridge, e.g. magnets, business cards, photos, etc.
  • Remove towels and clothes (unless they are decorative).
  • Put the lid down on toilets.
  • Make sure beds are all made and neat, pillows are plumped, spreads are flat and smoothed out.
  • Turn off all ceiling fans.
  • Clear off tables and arrange the chairs.
  • Hide things like TV remotes, games controllers, etc. and tidy cables.
  • Hide medical equipment.
  • Hide cables and wires
  • Hide pet food and litter trays.
  • Replace any light bulbs that are out.
  • Cut grass, keep the yard neat, and sweep paths.
  • Remove any gardening tools and visible hoses and pipes.
  • Open all curtains, shades and blinds.
  • Add a splash of colour with flowers, fruit and plants, if available.
  • Stage kitchens and dining areas with glasses and dishes, provided they match.
NOTE: When we photograph your home, we may rearrange furniture and move other contents around or out of view, to show your home at its best.