How to Prepare Your Home for a Real Estate Photo Shoot

Real Estate Agent with Better Living Real Estate, LLC 9152684

If you're planning to sell your home, you'll want to make a good impression on potential buyers. One of the best ways to do that is to have a professional real estate photo shoot. A photo shoot can showcase your home's best features, highlight its unique personality, and attract more interest from buyers.


But before you hire a photographer, you need to prepare your home for the photo shoot. Here are some tips on how to make your home look its best for the camera.


Clean and Declutter


The first and most important step is to clean and declutter your home. You want to make your home look spacious, bright, and inviting. That means getting rid of any unnecessary items, such as personal belongings, knick-knacks, papers, toys, etc. You should also dust, vacuum, and wipe down all surfaces, especially the ones that reflect light, such as windows, mirrors, and countertops.




The next step is to depersonalize your home. You want to make your home appeal to a wide range of buyers, not just to yourself. That means removing any items that are too personal, such as family photos, religious symbols, political posters, etc. You should also neutralize the colors and style of your home, avoiding anything that is too bold, bright, or quirky. You want to create a blank canvas for buyers to imagine themselves living in your home.


Stage and Style


The final step is to stage and style your home. You want to make your home look cozy, comfortable, and stylish. That means adding some touches of warmth, color, and texture, such as pillows, throws, rugs, plants, flowers, etc. You should also arrange the furniture in a way that maximizes the space and flow of your home, and highlights the focal points, such as fireplaces, views, or architectural features. You can also use some props, such as books, magazines, candles, or fruit, to create a lived-in feel.




Preparing your home for a real estate photo shoot can make a big difference in how your home is perceived by buyers. By following these tips, you can make your home look clean, spacious, inviting, and stylish, and increase your chances of selling your home faster and for a higher price.


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Lew Corcoran
Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Agent
Accredited Home Staging Professional
Professional Real Estate Photographer
FAA Licensed Drone Pilot

Director, National Board of Directors,
Real Estate Staging Association (RESA)

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Comments (3)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Good information for people looking to sell their homes during the holidays yet still maintain a sense of season.

Dec 05, 2023 12:08 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Dec 06, 2023 04:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lew, I am always surprised seeing counters covered in the kitchen.    That agent did not help the seller.

Dec 06, 2023 08:30 AM