How to Ensure Your Property Is Photographed To It’s Full Potential
Preparing your property for photography is crucial, so the images accurately reflect the space and showcase your property to it’s full potential. The first place a potential tenant or buyer will see your property is via marketing photos online, so it’s important that they accurately reflect the space. We have included some tips below on how to prepare your home to maximise the wow factor. The property market in Glasgow can be overwhelming, but Gallus Sales & Lettings is determined to make the process as simple as possible for our clients.
The first photo on most property listings is usually of the exterior. This is what draws the tenants and buyers in to open your listing in a sea of properties.
Before photographs are taken of your property’s exterior, make sure you do the following:
- Move cars away from driveway
- Remove or relocate bins
- Clear the garden of any debris or mess
- Mow the lawn
Your kitchen is the one room of your property you really want to show off so ensuring there is minimal clutter goes a long way.
- Remove as much as you can from your kitchen worktop – you want to show off the space
- Open curtains or blinds and let light flood into your kitchen
- Take down any family photos and/or items pinned to the fridge
- Store away any visible cleaning items like brooms and mops
- Ensure all visible appliances are clean
- Store away small appliances such as kettles and toasters, unless they are offered with the property
- Pull back curtains and lift blinds
- Take down any seasonal decorations and limit personal objects to one or two small photos
- Arrange your furniture in a way that best shows off the size of the room
- Remove any large items from your coffee table
- Straighten cushions and plump
- Clear away children’s toys or clothes airers
Having a clean and clutter-free bathroom really helps showcase the space.
Anything less than pristine condition will show up on a professional photograph and could be off-putting to viewers.
- Clean from top to bottom, ensuring there are no water marks on taps or glass
- Remove items from shelves or atop the cistern
- If your shower curtain has seen better days, remove it
- Hang one neutral colour towel on the towel rail (if you have one)
Your bedrooms are really where you can properly stage your home.
You could even consider buying a new bedding set to really present your master bedroom in an amazing way, with extra matching cushions and pillows.
In your bedrooms, be sure to:
- Make all beds, straightening linen and pulling tight.
- Plump up pillows and cushions
- Tidy away any personal items such as perfumes, jewellery boxes, clothing, and shoes.
- Remove items from bedside tables, apart from one lamp on each
- Clean all mirrors and dust surfaces
- If you have children, don’t be afraid to show off their rooms as kids’ rooms – but make sure they’ve tidied away toys and games before the photographer turns up
In summary, the less items on display, the better! Personal effects can make a room feel smaller and less inviting. If you aren’t sure where to start, or would like to have the property professionally cleaned prior to photography get in touch with Gallus – we’d be happy to arrange!