Spotlight on Real Estate Photography
Clean is Better than Cute
When it comes to staging a home for sale, nothing beats clean. That's easy to understand when you think about open houses and showings, because dirt is easy to see up close. Dust, fingerprints, crumbs, cobwebs and their pals will tell the tale on you when your house is not white-glove ready. Many teeny tiny minor items that are easy for a seller to overlook can seem like a waving red flag to a nervous buyer, such as:
Random crumbs under a breakfast table might suggest larger relatives behind the appliances
An innocent cobweb up high in a corner can scream "SPIDER INFESTATION"
Stained grout in a shower will have some potential buyers imagining a wall of mold behind the tile
Sellers should remember, potential buyers are about to make their family's single largest investment. A cute porcela