Real Estate Photography and Staging 101 to Sell Your Home in Minnesota

Real Estate Photography and Staging 101 to Sell Your Home in Minnesota

Transforming your real estate property into an alluring and visually stunning space can play a significant role in the value you receive for it, as well as the speed at which you close the deal. Investing in exceptional photography and expertly executed home staging can be a game-changer.

By going the extra mile and showcasing your property through visually appealing photographs and a well-designed interior, you can often recover the costs and more. Discover some valuable staging and photography tips by visiting our recent blog post!

Real Estate Photography and Staging to Sell Your Home in Minnesota

Before The Photos Are Taken and The House Is Shown…

It’s highly recommended to seek the assistance of professionals when it comes to staging and photography for your real estate property. It’s likely that you’ll need to hire two different experts to achieve the best results. A photographer may not possess the skills for furniture placement and accessorizing, whereas a professional stager may not be proficient in optimizing light or taking photographs to showcase a room’s full potential.

Hiring both a professional photographer and a seasoned stager can give your property the visual appeal it deserves and attract potential buyers. The combination of these two professionals can work wonders in enhancing your property’s appearance and maximizing its potential value. Don’t hesitate to call upon their expertise to make the most of your real estate investment.

As They Say, A Picture Says A Thousand Words…

When it comes to listing your house on MLS and other platforms, having great photography is absolutely essential. We’ve all come across listings with unappealing photos that make us wonder what the seller was thinking. While some homeowners take photos themselves, others rely on their real estate agent’s photography skills.

Although some agents may have a good eye for photography, nothing beats hiring a professional photographer. These experts have a wide array of tools and techniques at their disposal, including tripods, wide-angle lenses, and natural lighting, to produce the most stunning photos of your property.

While it’s true that hiring a professional photographer will come at a cost, it will undoubtedly pay for itself in the long run. It’s crucial to keep in mind that a photographer is not a stager. They are not there to tidy up your home or rearrange your belongings. Their primary objective is to capture the best possible shots of your property as it is. So, if you want to make a lasting impression with your real estate listing, consider hiring a professional photographer for the job.

Get it “Magazine Pretty” With a Professional Stager

Although professional staging is often seen as a luxury service or reserved for those in big cities, it can have a significant impact on your ability to sell your home successfully. As emotional creatures, people tend to make purchasing decisions based on how they feel. Creating a neutral yet inviting environment that allows viewers to envision themselves living in the space is key.

While some stagers may choose to refurnish and decorate an entire house, the focus is often on the main living areas. Depending on what you have, a stager can bring in new pieces or repurpose and rearrange items you already own to create a more visually appealing space. The ultimate goal of staging is to increase the perceived value of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

If you’re looking to sell your home quickly and at the best possible price, consider the benefits of professional staging. It could be the key to getting the results you want.

Tip #1: Declutter

Don’t take any photos or show your house to any buyer until all of the clutter has been removed. Buyers do not want to see your personal possessions or photos while touring your house. It can make people feel intrusive and subconsciously make them want to leave. This isn’t how you want them to feel!

Tip #2: Say Goodbye To All Personal Items

Well for a little while anyway. Putting away things like photos, awards, bills as well as religious and political items will make people feel more comfortable. Your goal is to make people feel as if they could live there. They need to be able to easily imagine themselves in the space, and that can prove difficult when looking at a wall of your family photos. In addition, packing up unnecessary items and personal effects will help when the moving day arrives.

Tip #3: Don’t Neglect the Outside Areas

For both photography and viewing purposes, you will want to spend some time fixing up the outside of your home. Don’t leave your cars in the driveway, instead park them down the street.

This will allow the focus to be on your home in the photos and will make people feel like they are pulling into their own driveway as opposed to someone else’s. You should also put away all personal items and kid stuff. They say people decide if buying is a possibility in only a matter of seconds.

This is why it pays to clean up the front yard, plant a few flowers and refresh the front porch. The backyard should also be clear of clutter, with a warm and inviting feel. People should want to spend their time there!

Tip # 4: Keep it Tidy… Like Really Tidy

You never really know how other people live. Keeping food out on the counter, the lid up on the toilet, or having cables running across your walls can be huge eyesores to certain people viewing your home. Think about how you would expect a hotel or Air B&B to look upon arrival… and strive for that.

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