Staging Makes Your Photos Better!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

STAGING MAKES YOUR PHOTOS BETTER

 

Here is a vacant den that has been staged.  What a contrast from empty to staged! 

 

Den

This home has been staged and sold.  However, if I could retake this photo  I would turn on the lamp on the left   and hang something on the wall on the left to balance the right wall.   

 

Now that almost  everyone looks at houses online, sooner or later, it is imperative that your home stands out with a professional image captured in staged photos. 

The photos are so important that even if you stage just to get the photos done and then for whatever reason  have to destage, stage for the photos.  Recently in an occupied home that I had done a staging consultation, I spent 2 hours taking the photos adding in a few props for the photo shoot.  

Staging for the photo shoot is taking the staging to the next level.  The camera lens can be unforgiving.  Several times, I have not noticed the stray bag or soda can until I look at the photo. 

Certain articles simply don't need to be in the photos.  For example, pet crates, pet food, paper products,

grooming supplies, laundry detergent, trash cans, clothes hampers, toilet paper, kleenex,plungers, and so forth

don't need to be in photos of houses that are going on the MLS for sale. 

For the photo shoot, turn on all the lights.  Nothing is more dismal than a photo that is too dark to make out the room.

Add in lamps in rooms without sufficient  lighting. 

Make the focal point of the room the focal point of the photo, but get as much of the room in the photo as possible.

Take several photos of each room and so that you can choose the best ones!   

Take photos of every room and all the key features of the home including outdoor areas.  Patios extend the living space of a home and deserve to be staged too.

Take photos in early morning light if possible. There is magic in the morning!

 

For more information about home staging, go to www.stagedhomes.com  or the Real Estate Staging Association.

Posted by

Staged LogoAsp Logo

Beverly Carlson,  REALTOR, GRI, ASP, IAHSP, RESA

Broker

Carlson Properties           

Abilene, Texas

325-721-2429

To See Abilene's Staged Homes, go to www.stagedhomes.com

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
Home Selling
Location:
Texas Taylor County Abilene
Groups:
Posts to Localism
Realtors®
ASP Stagers in the RAIN
Real Estate Staging Association
Tags:
home staging photos
wwwstagedhomescom
real estate staging association

Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Rainmaker
649,484
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

Your before and after pictures clearly depict the advantages of staging and why homeowners should stage their property prior to taking pictures.

Nov 28, 2012 02:19 PM #1
Rainer
171,615
Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

It really makes a big difference. Have a great day, Beverly.

Nov 28, 2012 05:25 PM #2
Rainer
87,141
Marie Fox
Foxy Interiors Inc. Lake Mary Florida - Lake Mary, FL
Lake Mary, Florida, Home Stager & RE Photographer
I love all your suggestions Beverly. Staging a space properly makes for great photos to present on the web.
Nov 28, 2012 11:22 PM #3
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainmaker
277,641

Beverly Carlson

Abilene's Staging Realtor
Get Your Staging Consultation TODAY!
*
*
*
*

Additional Information