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  • Writer's pictureRichard Wayne Kilgo II

5 Steps to Get Your Home Photo Ready for a Real Estate Photographer

As a real estate photographer, one of the most important things I do is help my clients prepare their homes for photo and video shoots. When a home is "photo ready," it means that it's in the best possible condition to be photographed and showcased to potential buyers.



A home that is photo ready is more likely to be presented in the most appealing and attractive way possible, which can increase its chances of being sold quickly and for a higher price.



Here are just a few things you can do to prepare your home for a photo shoot:

  1. Declutter: One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for a photo shoot is to declutter. This means getting rid of unnecessary items and creating a clean and organized space. By removing excess clutter, you'll be able to showcase the best features of your home and make it look more attractive to potential buyers.

  2. Clean and tidy: A clean and tidy home is essential for a successful photo shoot. Make sure to dust, sweep, and mop all surfaces, and consider hiring a professional cleaning service if necessary. A clean home will look more inviting and welcoming in photos, which can be a big selling point for potential buyers.

  3. Fix any visible damage: If there are any visible damages to your home, it's important to fix them before the photo shoot. This might include chipped paint, damaged flooring, or broken fixtures. By repairing these issues, you'll be able to showcase your home in the best possible light and potentially increase its value.

  4. Stage the property: Staging your home can be a helpful way to present it in the most appealing way possible. This might include rearranging furniture, adding decorative elements, or even bringing in additional pieces to create a cohesive look. A professional stager can be especially helpful in this process.


In conclusion, preparing your home for a photo shoot is an important step in the selling process. By following these tips and making sure your home is photo ready, you'll be able to showcase it in the best possible light and increase your chances of making a quick and successful sale.


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