Thinking of selling your home? Follow these simple steps to make your listing stand out on screen.
1. Stage Your Space
The first step in staging your home is to declutter your space. Put away all your personal items such as your picture frames, kids toy, loose magazines etc. You don’t want to erase all the personality from your home, but you do want it to have a neutral vibe so that potential buyers can picture themselves living there. Pro Tip: Decluttering your space makes your room look more spacious. Additionally, adding greenery or plants to your space creates a more vibrant ambience and adds life back into the room.
Next, it is vital to consider the layout of your home. You may like the way your rooms are set up, but your furniture placement on the screen may not be optimal. Take a few test shots to evaluate if the current layout looks good in images. If you’re planning on creating a video, do a test run with a friend first to ensure that you have a you have a clear path between furniture pieces.
3. Freshen up your walls
Freshen up your space with a new coat of paint. This can be a very quick and inexpensive way to enhance your homes screen appeal. Opt for brighter shades instead of dull tones as this will create a brighter, airier illusion in photos. Moreover, make sure to cover up any damages or cracks in the wall as this can deter potential clients from buying. Another inexpensive option is to add affordable artwork on the walls. This is a great way to add character to your space without spending a lot of money.
4. Maintain a clean and bright environment
Clean and dust every visible surface in sight! This includes kitchen countertops, bathroom sinks, bedside dressers etc. Remove unnecessary food packets from your kitchen counter tops, store away your toothbrush and toothpaste in the bathrooms. Keep things simple and clean! Additionally, replace all of the lightbulbs in the room so that it is as bright as possible; even the most gorgeous spaces will not read well on camera if they are too dark.
5. Ensure your furniture is up to date
When staging your house for photos, make sure your furniture is clean and well kept. Pro Tip: Use throw pillows or blankets to cover any snags or stains on your couch. This will also help create a cozy ambience. Also, when photographing a bedroom, make sure your sheets are neatly tucked in and your pillows are fluffed.
These simple but effective guidelines will enhance your homes “screen appeal” and ensure that your listing stands out on any website or online platform!