Spotlight on Real Estate Photography
Don't Move Out, YET!
So you're selling your house. The first order of business is to make it ready for the fussiest of white glove inspections, but as you clean, you should also de-clutter. Everybody says that, of course, but what exactly does that mean? From the most simplistic point of view, that means you should minimize the visual impact of your family on your home, but that doesn't mean you should move out unless you have to.
From our point of view, few things are worse than an empty house. When we photograph a vacant home, one empty room looks pretty much like another and any slight flaw, like a traffic pattern in a carpet, stands out like a focal point. Even if you know you will be moving out before the house has time to sell, in most cases it would be a good idea to get photos of the house while it still has furnishings. There are, of course, exceptions, but usually your furnishings make your home more photogenic.