Category: Property


Tags: CORONAVIRUS, photography, PROPERTY MARKETING

How To Get The Best Photography Of Your Home When Selling

14th October 2020

As the saying goes, 'a picture paints a thousand words', so when it comes to selling your home, the photographs you use to market it can make a big difference to how many people enquire about it and likewise how quickly it sells. You'll understandably want to show it at its best, who wouldn't? But so too will your estate agent as good photography can be a key factor in the successful sale of your home.

In our latest blog, we explain how best to present your property ready for marketing and how you can help our photographers operate under current Covid-safe working practices.

Rachel Sumner

Assistant Marketing Manager

Rachel Sumner

 


Covid-19 Photography Procedures

Our photographers will undertake property visits in line with all of Public Health England’s recommendations. Property visits will only be carried out if the household is not isolating or quarantining and if the photographer is well and has no symptoms of Covid-19. Properties must be vacant during the visit while the photography is being taken.

In summary, our photographers will:

  • Keep a 2 metre distance from any agent/household occupant.
  • Request that the property is suitably prepared for the visit.
  • Be especially vigilant to those persons currently identified as most at risk and/or with underlying health issues.
  • Use disposable gloves, shoe covers and face masks at every appointment.
  • Regularly use hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes.
  • Wipe down equipment after each appointment.

Photographers WILL NOT move anything whilst at the property including bins, so please make sure these are moved out of sight.

How to prepare your property for photography

You can help us to get the best images to market your property. Some people choose to go the whole hog and buy flowers or have a fresh loaf of bread ready for slicing on the kitchen counter. We’re not suggesting you have to go that far, but here are a few hints and tips to get your home ready for your photographer.

 


Where You Live

A general tidy up goes a long way. Clear the mantelpiece to get the best shot of a fireplace and give the cushions a quick plump.

 


Where You Cook 

Try to pop tea towels/cleaning products out of view and make sure the washing up is nicely tidied away back in the cupboards. Wherever possible hide cereal boxes or soft drink bottles in cupboards. The wine can stay in view though – it’s all part of the lifestyle after all!

 


Where You Sleep

Spruce up the beds a little; a good shake and smooth down of the duvet will go a long way to making a bedroom look inviting. Put away laundry, try and keep the top of wardrobes free of boxes/suitcases and tuck those extra bits and bobs right under the beds.

 


Where You Cleanse 

Bathrooms can be tricky as we all love our toiletries, so the easiest thing is to make sure any excess products are decluttered and temporarily tucked out of view.

 


Where You Soak Up The Sun

If you are lucky enough to have any outdoor space then let’s show it off. Weather permitting, uncover any garden furniture you have, unfold your parasol and get the cushions out of hibernation. We’re aware this may be more tricky in winter months, but you should still try and make your garden look as welcoming as possible for when photography is planned.

 

If you’re thinking of selling and would like more great tips for making your house sale run as smoothly as possible, check out our 9 Essential Steps For A Stress Free House Move and What Happens When You Sell Your Home blogs, which provide helpful advice relevant to any house move, at any time of the year.

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