Staging a home to sell can be as simple as de-cluttering and cleaning a room, moving some lamps, removing some personal pictures or lightening the room by adding a little color and opening blinds and shades. It can also be more complex with a complete makeover including repainting, bringing in new or rented furniture, or removing pieces of furniture and resetting the room with furnishings that you already have.
Once the staging has been accomplished, it is the photographer’s turn to take the photos that are clean, elegant and enticing. The phrase, “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so true, and the importance of quality pictures can’t be underrated in the level of importance in selling your property. A photographer’s goal is to make sure the pictures of your property, which will be on the internet and in print, speak loud and clear to the potential buyer seeing your home for the first time through the lens of a camera. The message should be, “I could definitely live here”.
The relationship of carefully staging a home and taking high quality photographs is all done with the purpose of getting your home shown and sold for the highest possible price. It doesn’t matter if it is a small New England Cape or a grand Lake Winnipesaukee or Squam Lake waterfront home; it all serves the same purpose to get your property shown.
Many of us in real estate take too many pictures of the outside of the house to use in advertising, but it is the pictures of the inside of the home, if staged properly, that will most intrigue a potential customer.
Carol and I are able to assist you with this important step in preparing to sell your property. Call or email us, and we will meet with you to discuss how the staging and photographing of your home can best be accomplished.