Photos on MLS and Security
When Listing your home, are you ensuring that your photos are keeping your privacy secure?
Some rules of thumb include not placing your exact address on the listing, or the house number in the photos. You can also make sure to leave lighting on in the home in the evenings, we offer lamp timers in our vacant staging projects to add a measure of security. They can be purchased at hardware stores for around $12.00, if you aren’t staging with us.
We also avoid photographing empty closets, so that it’s not clear if the home is truly vacant.
Also important is to keep all sidewalks clear of snow and keep the yard maintained to make it appear occupied if it’s not. This includes collection of mail and yard garbage.
A obviously occupied home should ensure that evidence of what the owner’s do for work is concealed in photos and during showings, such as removal of all diplomas, mail, awards and anything else that would be a giveaway.
Further to that, alarms need to utilize if they are present and the Agents are to follow instructions to set them.
If you have high end items such as appliances, television or sound systems, make sure they are registered with a secure identification number and photos as well. Keep all valuables out of sight in photos to the best of your ability and make sure that all jewellery is in a safe for all viewings.
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR MLS
The best way to guarantee a good first impression is to stage full the entire home and have a professional photography session booked. Agents often can provide this service. We also do provide it for all our vacant staging jobs.
A cell phone camera is NOT SUFFICIENT to take real estate photos! If you are hiring an Agent, PLEASE verify their process for photography, the first impression and marketing your largest asset depends largely on this.
As well follow our de-cluttering plans from our consultation and remove all excess items to create more square footage in your visual presentation. This makes a huge difference in the small MLS photo that a buyer first views. They should not be overwhelmed with your stuff.
We offer project planning and contractor management, painting, lighting and fixture updates, facelift renovations, professional photography and Staging. 780-452-4527
In addition to updates and proper pricing, Staging a home brings in better offers than not staging it, So clean, repair and stage your home, price it correctly with an Honest and Integrity based Agent, and see results fast. You will be glad you did!