Photos are generally the first thing potential buyers look at when viewing a listing. And, as such, you want to make sure to get the very best photos of your property possible, and that includes the best photos of your home’s exterior.
Many people overlook the outside of the home but it is the first thing a buyer sees when coming for a viewing. But how, exactly, do you get the kind of exterior photos that will draw people to your property and, ultimately, help you sell your home? A recent article from realtor.com outlined tips on how to snap the best exterior listing photos, including:
- Move unsightly objects When taking exterior listing photos, you want to cast your home in its best light. That includes garbage cans in the front of your home or any lawn maintenance items such as sprinklers or hoses. A clean clutter free exterior will keep buyers from focusing on the objects and help them see the home.
- Make sure your landscaping is up to par. When you snap exterior photos, you want your entire property to look amazing, and that includes your landscaping. A day or two before your photo shoot, consider hiring a landscaping company to clean and spruce things up. Or, if a landscaper is out of the budget, do what you can to clean up the yard yourself by mowing the lawn, sweeping the driveway, and removing any leaves or dead branches.
- Stage outdoor areas. When a potential buyer sees your listing, you want them to be able to picture themselves living in and enjoying your home, and that includes your outdoor spaces. In order to do that, make sure to stage any outdoor areas (for example, the porch or patio) with some outdoor furniture before you snap photos.
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