Photographing the whole room in houses gives the viewer a sense of scale and space. These are essential shots for a prospective homeowner as you can see how a room is laid out and even how it connects via doorways or openings to other rooms in the house. We also take lifestyle and feature shots, a lifestyle shot is a snippet of how the current homeowners make use of a certain space or area in a house. The example below shows a
We often get asked how best to stage and style a home ready for our visit when we call to make the appointment. Unfortunately by the time we are calling it is usually too late, unless you live extremely tidily or you are happy to wait a week or two whilst you prepare. One of our photographers has recently sold their own property and it took almost three weeks of meticulous decluttering and preparation to ensure that the shots were as good as they could be.
We often hear a whole host of reasons why the property is not presented very well from running out of time to messy children and my favourite one, that if people saw very tidy photos they would be disappointed on the viewing!!
It is well documented that a clean and tidy home sells quicker and for more money, so why would you choose to overlook the presentation of your home for the photographs and viewings?
Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to get out the lawnmower, prune the rose bushes and dust off the patio set! If your garden is overgrown, full of weeds, messy, etc., it could give the impression that it is difficult to keep up to.
If you are looking to sell your property, this is the time to get your garden looking in tip top shape for professional photos to be taken and for viewings. You need to show off how appealing your garden/outside area is so that potential buyers can get an idea of what kind of outdoor living they can inherit from you. Kerb appeal is also important as we all know that first impressions count.
The lead photograph can have an enormous effect on the saleability and indeed sale price of a property. It can be true to say that you have one photograph to sell a home. How good a house looks in the main shot is down to a number of factors and not just how good the house looks in the flesh. A pretty house helps but if it doesn’t get the sun (possible for some months of the year), tree cover prevents views of the house from the best viewpoint or obstructions such as garages hide part of the house the photographs can suffer.
We know just how important the main shot is. And that’s why we’ll do everything we can to get the absolute best shot possible. Only last Thursday I carried the elevated mast through an ash tree and 10 metres of nine foot high ferns to get a good vantage point of this house. Even from this vantage point I need the mast at its full nine metres to see over the ferns and show its fantastic setting.
Prepare your home to help get the best photographs.
As a home owner wanting to sell their property it’s difficult to know how best to prepare, not just for the photography but also viewings.
As a photographer it’s great arriving to a property and finding the owner has prepared their property for the photographs, it makes our job very much more straight forward allowing us to concentrate 100% on taking photographs, not spending time tidying.
It’s important that a property is clean and tidy but not void of personal possessions, it needs to feel like a home.
Here are 3 simple tips that can make the world of difference when presenting a house.