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How to Prep Your Home for the Best Real Estate Photos


Take attractive real estate photos of your home.

If you are getting ready to list your home, then it’s important that you have beautiful, inviting photos of your home ready to post.  If you have scheduled your photo session but aren’t sure what else to do, then here are some of the suggestions that you should try to get your home ready for real estate photos.

Clear Off Your Driveway

While many sellers focus on staging the inside of their home for photos, they often forget that their home’s exterior is also a major source of curb appeal.  To show off your home in the best light, remove any vehicles from the driveway and any unappealing looking weeds.  If your driveway is stained or dirty, you should consider getting it power washed, so it looks fresh and pristine in your real estate photos.

Store Clutter in the Garage

Most real estate agents do not view the garage as a desirable space.  This is why garages are not common subjects for real estate photographs.  So, if you have clutter or other belongings that do not add aesthetic appeal to your home, then it’s usually a safe bet to hide them in your garage when photos are being taken.

Hide Personal Items

When getting ready for your real estate photos, it’s important that you go through your home and remove any personal items.  For instance, you should take down family photos, address books, mail, and even magnets.  There are several reasons for doing this.  First, sometimes having personal information in the photos can pose a security risk for you and your loved ones.  The second reason is that removing your personal items will make it easier for buyers to imagine the space as their own.

These are some of the things that you can do to get your home ready for its real estate photos.  Do you need help buying or selling in the Hermosa Beach area?  If so, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow to get the top-tier escrow service you deserve. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to make home buying and selling a breeze.