Here are three important components after you have staged your home for sale that your agent is responsible to do:
1. They should make sure you have great photos for your online listing
More than 90% of home buyers and 100% of buyer agents go online to search for homes to buy. Prospective home buyers and buyer agents usually see your home online first before they go to view your home. If they don’t like your home when they see it online, the chance is that they’ll never take the trip to your home. It makes great sense to present your home nicely online to attract your potential home buyers and to make them feel like they need to take the trip to view your home.
Create appealing online home photo galleries become an important part of home staging. Leave them out, you lose at least of half of the home staging results.
If they’re not good at photographing, they should have someone do it for them, preferably using a wide angle camera lens. A 24 mm lens takes much better interior photos than a 35 mm lens. Even though iPhones take some good photos lighting has a lot to do with how your photo looks. A very good digital camera set for low lighting can make a world of difference in what your photos look like. Remember dark, out of focus and out of alignment photos will give your home a bad first impression, and you only get one chance at making a good first impression.
2. Editing the photos to match what your home really looks like is acceptable
Paying attention to this, especially for brightness and color tone is very important. Have you ever seen a white wall turn blue in a photo, or a warm-colored room shift to a cold tone? Edit those back to normal. Also the nicest parts of your home should be in the photos.
3. Create an appealing online home photo gallery
The agent should make sure that the file size and format are right and the photos don’t load too slowly. If your photos take too much time to upload, most online users don’t have the patience to wait and they’ll leave to look for other homes.
The agent should make sure that every desirable part of the home show up nicely.
Then it’s time to organize the photos in a logical sequence, ideally starting and ending with the outside, and in between following the natural flow a touring buyer would typically take through your home
Additional photos should have been taken to create a virtual video tour online. This tour is to show the parts of your home that couldn’t be in the still photos due to restrictions on various sites on the number of photos that can be online.
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