Preparing your Home for the Photo / Video Shoot
Thank you for trusting our team at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty with the sale of your home. The next steps are to prepare your home for photos and video. Here’s why this is important.
1. A majority of about 98% of home buyers start their search online.
2. Most home buyers view each home for less than one minute. That means you only have 1 minute to attract the typical buyer to your home and that it gets added to their must see list.
3. The exterior gets the most view time – over 20 seconds. That’s why the home’s curb appeal must be at its best. The backyard is the second biggest view by buyers at over 8 seconds. You will want to make sure your yard is neat and tidy. This is followed by the living room that gets just over 8 seconds of viewing. Then it’s the kitchen, which gets under 8 seconds. This is followed by the primary bathroom and last on the list, believe it or not, is the principal bedroom, which is viewed for less than 8 seconds.
Here are the general tips that will help you get started and prepared. As mentioned, Curb Appeal is one of the top visuals that buyers look at. So, consider refreshing your mulch beds, sprucing up the front door and the entry area. Consider renting a storage space so you can get rid of excess furniture and objects that you just cannot part with.
Here are few tips to make spaces look bigger. For closets, cleaning them out and leaving them sparse will give buyers, who will peek in the door to see the size inside, a good idea of the space. We recommend that you try to get as much as possible off the floor. This will make the closet appear bigger. For the garage, just stack boxes neatly off to one side. Remove any unneeded clutter and make sure that the size of the garage is easily visible. It’s OK to store your things here in the garage, but make sure it looks neat and tidy so buyers can see the size. Let us know when you’re ready for photos and video on the outside because we need these photos to start pre-marketing and to create the most demand for your home.
Our team will be reaching out to you shortly to enquire about all the special details of your home that we would like to feature so we can schedule the staging, as well as help you in the planning for getting your home ready for the first day of showings. The team at Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty is ready to help you get your home sold for top dollar in less time and with a lot less hassle. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your home sale, please contact us.
Sonny Bhinder Real Estate Team