Here’s what you should do before your photographer arrives.
Hudson Valley home sellers are facing challenges due to the rapid change in the real estate market. Searching for a home not that long ago meant driving to beautiful Hudson Valley neighborhoods, picking up sales packets and flyers, and visiting several open houses.
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A home search in our post-pandemic world is more likely to begin online during a lunch break at the (home) office than while driving. There is no comparison to the ease of browsing real estate listings online, and prospective buyers can browse dozens of listings in the time it would take to visit just one in person.
As online home shopping becomes more prevalent, it has created challenges as well as opportunities. Your home listing will stand out if you know what home buyers want and how they shop. Would-be buyers may pass your home by as they shop online if you do not show it in its best light.
One of the best ways to make your home stand out is to hire a local Hudson Valley professional real estate photographer. Located in the Hudson Valley, Duncan Avenue Real Estate Photography Studio serves Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam, Westchester, Greene, Rensselaer, Columbia, Saratoga, and Albany Counties. Before a pro arrives, you should do certain things to prepare your online photos. While you wait for the photographer, follow these steps.
Should you secure your pet?
Make sure to secure your dog long before the photographer is scheduled to arrive if it is aggressive, territorial, or just protective. We love dogs, but sometimes their cuteness can make your home appear cluttered in the pictures.
During the photoshoot, even if your pets are not aggressive, they may get in the way. If a professional is photographing your home, you should keep your pets in the basement or garage.
Light a fire
Our goal is to show off your fireplace if you have one. If the photographer is coming, make sure you have a roaring fire going in each fireplace.
Having a lit fireplace will not only make your home look welcoming, but it will also show that it is working correctly. Make sure you don’t undersell yourself by overlooking the fireplace.
Candles should be lit
Even without a fireplace, you can create a cozy and inviting environment. When the photographer arrives, scatter your favorite candles around the house and light them up.
Your photographs will turn out even more beautiful when a set of candles is placed on the table. If you place a large pillar candle in the living room, it will create a warm atmosphere and encourage viewers to stay a while. If you have other lighting ideas in mind, ask your Hudson Valley Real Estate Photography Pro when he arrives.
Turn the lights on
Before the photographer arrives, turn on all the lights. Whenever there is a burned-out light bulb, replace it. Your home will look brighter and more spacious when you set the dimmers to full power.
Open the curtains and roll up the blinds to let more light in. Your photos will reflect the brightness of the space if you make it bright and inviting.
With supplemental lighting, we’ll ensure all areas of your home look their best.
The driveway must be cleared
Please remove all cars, trucks, and other vehicles from the driveway before the scheduled photoshoot. Keep the road out front of your home open by parking down the street. Duncan Avenue Photography Studio is the only Real Estate Photography Studio to offer FAA-licensed aerial/drone photography with every package.
While staging your Hudson Valley home for open houses and private showings is important, taking great listing photographs is even more important. A property listing photograph can be viewed as a special form of staging, designed to catch the attention of potential buyers and entice them to set up an appointment.
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