Top Tips To Ensure Your Home Oozes Curb Appeal On Your Real Estate Photos
6.3 million homes are expected to be sold this year, according to Statista. The median for sale price of homes currently on the market is $238,000, as per online realtor, Zillow. With asking prices so high, you want to ensure that your property stands out from the crowd and looks its best on your realtor’s brochures and website. Therefore, building a solid relationship and working alongside your real estate agent is a must. But there are also things you can do to ensure your home’s photos show just how luxurious and stunning it really is.
Getting the lighting right
Before the photographer starts taking snaps, ensure that all the lights in your home are switched on. Light automatically makes a room look more inviting and ensures that dark shadows and areas are eradicated altogether. Avoid putting heavy curtains, drapes or blinds up at the windows as these will block natural light from entering the room and make the room darker than it really is. Instead, opt for free windows or, to add a touch of style and opulence, hang long crisp white voile at the windows.
Be classy with your accessories
According to Planet Storage, the typical home contains $1,600 worth of clutter, so be sure to remove it before your real estate photos are taken. If your real estate photos show too many accessories, it screams clutter and not enough storage space to potential buyers. Therefore, you have to think carefully about the accessories you dot around your home and how you display them. Ornaments and keepsakes made of brass, silver and gold naturally bounce light off them and they look sophisticated, too, so ensure you strategically place these items on top of the fireplace and in similar areas. Additionally, plump cushions in luxury colors, such as purple, black, gold and silver will show that your home is well looked after, yet homely.
Maximize soft furnishings
Nothing screams home more than high-end soft furnishings. Fabrics which instantly provide a sense of luxury include silk, damask, and linen as they are most commonly used in grand hotels. You haven’t got to place these fabrics everywhere in the hope that the photographer will pick them up, though. Think of the locations which will undoubtedly be photographed and use these fabrics as a centerpiece. In the master bedroom, your bed will be snapped, so place a beautiful silk throw over your bedspread. Meanwhile, a damask rug can take center stage in your sitting room.
Consider more costly renovations
If you’re finding it difficult to shift your property then your photos may be to blame. However, some homeowners feel that home renovations are required before they put their house up for sale. The 2018 U.S Houzz Kitchen Trends study revealed that 6% of people plan to renovate their kitchen before selling their home. When areas such as the kitchen or bathroom are scuffed and damaged, no amount of lighting or soft furnishings will improve the look of them on your photos. Therefore, investing cash to transform the area and make it bright and appealing will bring potential buyers through your door. To cover the cost of such work, consider utilizing the cash locked in your home by refinancing your mortgage as you may find that investing in your home is the only way to sell it.
When selling your home, you want your property to stand out from the crowd and show a touch of class and splendor. To get the most out of your images, focus on lighting, soft furnishings, and accessories. And, if all else fails, it’s worth considering more extensive renovations to up the wow factor of your property.