Staging can help sell a home, and great listing photos are crucial, but staging for photos isn’t the same as staging for a showing in person.
With that in mind, Justin Riordan of the Spade and Archer Design Agency offers his “Top 10 tips for staging a home for photos” in a recent blog.
Tip No. 1 is basic but can be more difficult than it sounds: “Design for the camera, not the end user.” Riordan recommends shooting test shots of a staged room with your phone to see how it will play in photos. Is the light right? Does a furniture arrangement seem wrong? It doesn’t matter if the coffee table is too close to the couch for anyone to sit down — the room just has to look good.
Riordan’s tip for fluffing tired rugs and carpets is wonderfully low-tech: Run a regular old broom over them in random directions.
After you get those great photos, Homes & Land helps you show them off. Our software will create a Virtual Tour for any listing with six or more photos. You can customize Virtual Tours and share them on YouTube and elsewhere — all from the Homes & Land Control Panel. To learn more, check out a 5-minute Virtual Tours video or talk to your Homes & Land Publisher.
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