You’ve made the decision! You’re putting your home on the market and you’re preparing to have professional photographs taken for your real estate listings.

Hopefully you’ve hired a home stager who has come to your home and prepared it to sell as fast as possible and for more money. But, if you’re living in the home while you’re trying to sell it, the house might need some quick touch-ups before its ready for its close-up.

Below are three ways to get the most out of your home staging by ensuring your house is ready for professional listing photos.

1. Hire a Professional Real Estate Photographer

When it comes to hiring a real estate photographer, it’s important to hire a professional who can truly capture your home’s great features. Be sure to view portfolios of their other real estate photography work before hiring a photographer.

Then, ask for reviews from past clients and ask how much traction they received from their listings with the professional photography. Did their listings catch a lot of eyes that then scheduled walk-throughs?


2. Discuss Your Home’s Best Features with the Photographer

Once you’ve hired the right photographer, be sure to set aside time to discuss your house’s best features and attributes. You want to find the details of your home that will make it stand apart from other houses on the market, and then be certain these details are captured on camera.


3. Follow Your “To Do” List

If your home stager cannot be at your home during the time of the shoot, ask for a detailed “To Do” list and follow it closely. And keep in mind, it’s important to touch up both the inside and the outside of the house.

As you walk through the inside of the house, make sure all the toilet seats are down, make the beds, hide any personal items and toiletries that you’ve been using, and put out fresh towels.

Outside the house, make sure all toys are picked-up from the yard and put away. Then, sweep the walkways, hide the trash cans, and park your cars either in the garage or down the street away from the front of your house.


Still Need to get Your Home Staged to Sell? Call Creative Home Stagers!

Putting your home on the market, but you still need to get it staged before you take your real estate listing photographs? Then it’s time to get in touch with Creative Home Stagers!

With a team of accredited home stagers and interior designers, Creative Home Stagers can help you get your home ready to sell faster and for more money. To learn more or to request a quote, visit our website or call 704-315-5802 to speak to a representative.