That old saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' is now more true than ever before. In fact, when selling an apartment, any photos and graphic images you put together will play a key role in the portrayal of the property.
If you have recently searched the Web for property ads, you will see numerous photographs from different properties for sale. So much so that, sometimes, the reality is exaggerated. In any case, we want to offer you a few tips in preparing your home for a photo shoot so that its chances of selling will increase. Let's see these now:
The apartment must look spotlessly clean. If you want to take the best pictures, forget Photoshop. It is certainly best to spend a day taking lots of photos and then inspect them for even the smallest speck of dust.
As you know, a clean and tidy home looks more spacious. In fact, having lots of clutter around the place will only put a burden on you. You should take into account the fact that most buyers value a home for its size and orderly condition so make sure you keep everything in order.
You should try elements that give your home a personality but don't display personal photos or pictures in the rooms. The more neutral the decor, the easier and quicker the sale will be.
Neutralising your home's decor before the photo session does not mean you leave it completely empty. Just put some simple furniture, plants and ultimately, small elements that help to enhance the attractiveness of the house and allow the potential buyers get an idea of what it would be like to live in this property.
There is nothing worse than creating an impression of a home that's humid, has broken furniture, bad wiring or anything else that shows signs of neglect. In most cases, just by spending a few euros and a pot of paint, all these minor defects can be polished back to perfection.
At the real estate Engel & Völkers Barcelona we have a large team of experienced photographers who will portray your home at its best and prepare it for sale. However, if you follow the simple tips that we have provided, you can be sure that our work gets facilitated in the best possible manner. Undoubtedly, these are just some simple actions with which we can all benefit from.
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