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Virtual tours and photo slide shows are great tools for any Realtor, and they can make or break a sale.  But a home that looks neglected on camera won’t shine in a potential buyer’s eyes.  If you’re thinking of listing your home, help your agent make your home stand out on video & photos by preparing it for its digital close-up.

Clean up.  Walk through every room and pick  up items that don’t belong – like the forgotten stack of magazines on your footstool or the shoes lounging by your bed.  They’ll be obvious in video or photos, and can distract the viewer.  Before the pros photograph your house, snap a few short and take a look — what sticks out at a glace will surely be the first things a potential buyer would notice, too.

Remove personal touches.  Remember, this won’t be your home anymore, so it shouldn’t look like  it.  Prior to showing  a house, take down family photos, heirlooms and even college  diplomas.

Update with a few new details.  Flip through a few home decorating publications and take a look at what’s trendy and adjust your décor to match.  A colorful vase of flowers on a glass coffee table, for example, make the room look warm and inviting.

Store unnecessary furniture.  A good rule of thumb is that the only furniture in the room should accurately display what the room is (a dining room table & chairs in that room, for example).  Removing  extra side tables or a chair in the corner that’s hardly used will make the rooms look larger and allow the viewer to imagine his or her furniture in the space.

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Comments (2)

Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

The camera does not lie.  It helps the seller see what the buyer will see, when viewing their home.



Sep 12, 2013 01:59 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

I HATE the use of the term virtual tour and it is nothing but a STILL SHOT with the use of a ZOOM....

Sep 14, 2013 09:36 PM