Tips for selling – before the photo shoot

How you sell your home is directly linked to how much you could get for it. Pictures are more important than ever with many potential buyers scouring through a photo gallery, after a visit. My old friend and house of the year photographer Damien and his sister Cath were kind enough to share some tips.

Street appeal

The approach to the house is important, get

  • Lawns Mowed, edges trimmed weeding done
  • Gutters should be clean
  • Rubbish bins tucked away out the back
  • Car moved
The entrance has to welcoming
  • Shoes out of sight
  • Flowers can help
  • De clutter
Kitchen
  • Minimum appliances – toaster and kettle at the maximum
  • Get rid of Dish racks, Teal towels, mixers, rice cookers etc
Rest
  • Clean windows let in more light
  • Blinds if not working should be removed
  • Wires tucked away

A professional photo shoot costs can vary from $200 upwards, check out  www.propertyphotos.co.nz