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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.

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…


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



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:


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


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


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



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:


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


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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