How to Get the Most Out of Your Home For Sale Photos

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For the best photos and video to highlight your home for sale, keeping these tips in mind will help your home sell for the highest sales price.

Before the Photo Shoot

It is in a seller’s best interest to have photos or videos ready as soon as the home goes on the market.

  • Patience with the Weather

Best laid plans can go south due to a changing weather forecast. Also check the forecast ahead of time and give the photographer as much notice as possible if you and or your sellers want to reschedule.

  • The Home and the Sun

It is important to remember which direction your home faces the sun so that the photographer can get the best photographs!

Home faces north – Morning is best for north facing homes because the front of the home is covered in shadows most of the day.

Home faces south – The front exterior should have good sunlight for most of the day if the home faces south.

Home faces east – East facing homes are better in the morning or early afternoon while the sun is on the front side of the home.

Home faces west – West facing homes are better in the early afternoon once the sun reaches the front side of the home.

  • Trash Pickup Schedule

Trash cans and debris in front of the home will not make it attractive in photographs.

  • Contractor Schedules or Delays

Confirm any construction or landscape work is completed prior to the photo appointment. It is recommended that a cleaning service is used after work is completed to remove dust, clean windows and glass surfaces and remove any footprints.

  • Gardener / Exterior

If there is a regularly scheduled gardener or pool cleaning service schedule the photographer shortly after this work is complete.

  • Housekeeping / Staging Schedules

If the home is to be professionally staged or cleaned schedule photography to be done a day or two after the home staging or cleaning is finished.

Source: Tour Factory Website