How to prep your sales property for photos

When listing your house or condo unit for sale, especially in a buyer’s market as is the rule in Chiang Mai, of course you’ll want to get a competitive edge in order to lock in a speedy turnaround and top dollar.

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At the same time, after checking the price is right, would-be buyers will be after catching a first glimpse of the place. Now, whether your ad appears in an estate agent’s window or –odds-on in this digital age- through the internet, science tells us that you’ll have but a matter of seconds to score that all-important first impression.

And, worth a thousand words indeed, the sure-fire way to wow a potential purchaser is with a professionally photographed property. So far so good, but you’re going to have to put in a bit of time, muscle and perhaps even a small layout readying your property for the camera…

GRIME BE GONE

It almost goes without saying that every inch of your property should be sparklingly clean ahead of being snapped so:

OUT WITH THE CLUTTER

When glancing through shots of your property, potential buyers need to be able to focus on the room itself

Without de-cluttering so much it makes the place appear unlived-in, clear away any mess and tidy up by:

NOTHING PERSONAL

Because prospective buyers need to imagine living in your property with their own things, leaving too much of your own stamp on the place will turn them off s

MAX OUT THE SQUARE METREAGE

Especially in living and dining areas, create an extra sense of roominess by:

DRESS FOR THE OCCASION

 Termed ‘home staging’, throw in a few finishing touches like:

OOZE KERB APPEAL

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If it’s a house you’re selling, you’ll need to tend to more than just the interior spaces; particularly at the front of the property, the idea is to create an inviting outdoor oasis for lounging or entertaining so:

LOSE THE SCALY, FEATHERED & FURRY FRIENDS

Sure they look adorable, but seeing your pets in the property pictures will often scare off potential buyers so:

LET THERE BE LIGHT

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Simply put, there is no photography without light and the more illuminated your property, the better so:

Do you have any thoughts on how to prep the property? Or have you tried any of these tips? We would love to hear your thoughts and comments below!

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