There is plenty that goes into our process for marketing properties. Not only do our professionals use the best camera angle tricks, but also post-production editing to ensure your property is positioned in the best light. However, despite that, you still want to do some prep work to get your property looking as good as possible for the marketplace. When you book your professional appointment with us, you’ll be sent a list of things that you might want to do before us getting there. This will include basic things like putting away your rubbish bins and more. For all your property marketing needs please see Fourwalls.
Preparing For Our Arrival
One of the main things that you have to consider is how important the photos and videos will be to selling your property. It’s one of the main things that can give a prospective buyer a feel for what the property can look like. While our professional photographers can do a lot of magic with clever camera angles and more, you’ll still want to get things properly positioned for the best results.
When it comes to prepping the outside of your property, you want to put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer. Less is more when it comes to marketing your property’s exterior. We’ll ask that you remove your vehicles if possible. If you typically park in your driveway, you could park on the street away from your home. This way, you can be certain that your vehicles aren’t going to be in the photos of the property. Ideally, you want the property by itself. You don’t want anything else cluttering or distracting from it. This means you should clear out your backyard or front yard if you have children’s or pet’s toys laying around. You will also want to call a professional landscaper or do the yard work yourself. If you have patio furniture, just be sure that you tuck everything in to look organised.
Prepping the interior of your property shouldn’t be too difficult. The truth is, you can throw all of your excess clutter into drawers or tuck it away someplace else. The key is keeping things out of sight. As long as they are out of sight, they aren’t going to be a problem. Ensure that you don’t have excess dishes drying on your drying racks or anything like that. You want to clear out all of your countertops and tuck away your bins. You’ll want to tidy up your bathrooms, as well. This includes tucking away your bins, folding any towels, and straighten out your shower curtain. We can do a lot of good work in the editing process including removing water stains, but you will want to address these things before having in-person visits anyways. There are a lot of easy things you can do to improve the aesthetics of your home’s interior including opening your blinds or curtains, plumping your sofa, and even straightening anything that might be crooked. You also want to ensure that your entertainment centre has good cable management and that you polish or dust any glass surfaces.
All of your televisions in your home should be shut off and you will likely want to take down any personal photos of yourself and your family. While our professional photographers will typically look to blur out a lot of personal things, it’s not something that can be guaranteed. One of the tricky spots you need to address would be underneath all of the beds. An easy way to solve this is by ensuring you have a valance that reaches the floor to cover any clutter under the beds.