If you think every home I walk into is ready for pictures, you are wroooooong. Of course, by the time I have worked my magic (by magic, I mean hard work and carefully crafted skills and talent) they all look photo ready.
But if you want your home to have more visits, your pictures need to be amazing. The photos you post of your home online are the first piece of marketing. The photos will either catch the eye of a potential buyer or they will keep on scrolling.
Basically, you want your house to look like a staged home, void of your personality and mark. It should be neutral and generic in decor so the photographs highlight the tall ceilings, hard wood floors, and beautiful chandeliers. Not the espresso machine in the kitchen or the goofy family photo on the fridge.
The little preparations can go a long way. Some people think I can just fix their house blemishes with Photoshop, but that’s not how it works. I can’t create photos that don’t represent the reality of the house. It’s unethical.
I’m happy to change out the sky to give the outside a cheerful appearance. You can’t control the weather after all. But if your banister is broken, I’m not photo shopping it fixed. So before I arrive, go through this list. It takes a little time but I promise you, the photos will be worth it.
Are you getting ready to sell your home or know someone who is? Email me today to schedule real estate photos for your property.
When listing a home for sale one of the last things most people want to do is spend money on the home they are selling. However, that is in fact the BEST thing you could do in order to sell your home for top dollar. The majority of people looking at purchasing a home today do not want a “fixer upper”. In fact, most people are looking for move-in ready. Therefore, in order for your home to sell quickly and for top listing price you must invest in the home. So you may be asking yourself, how do I make my home a showstopper without spending a fortune? Well, here are a few simple steps and before and after pics of how I re-designed this home for less than $500.
When walking into this home you are immediately greeted by the large open floor plan and staircase that opens up to the second story landing. So in order to show off actually how large the room is I opened up the floor plan even more by rearranging the living room furniture. There’s a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls.
When preparing to sell your house, home staging is a must! If furniture is out of the question, consider virtual home staging.
Your photos are the first thing home shoppers will see. Furniture and decor will be digitally and realistically placed into photos of vacant or furnished properties. Give buyers a reason to love your photos and you’ll be on your way to selling or renting faster and for top dollar.
WATERFRONT HOME! GORGEOUS VIEWS OF NEW RIVER!
Over 4,000 square feet of living space in beautiful Stone Bay Plantation! This home is located close to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Atlantic Ocean, and Topsail Island!
This home offers a first level Master Suite with a gorgeous bathroom. The living room boasts wall to wall windows for amazing views. The large, eat-in kitchen is every chef’s dream with an abundance of solid oak cabinets, granite countertops, an island, a microwave convection oven, and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen has an abundance of solid oak cabinets, tiled backsplash, and recessed lighting which provides a classy, yet cozy ambiance.
A formal dining room perfect for entertaining is not far from the kitchen! The first level also has an office with built-in mahogany bookshelves and cabinets, a laundry room, as well as a pantry. Built-in cabinets can be found on either side of the fireplace.
There are 2 additional bedrooms, a large game room, and a bonus room (which can be used as another bedroom ) on the lower level. The large game room overlooks New River and offers plenty of room for a pool table and seating area, and also has a kitchenette perfect for entertaining your guests!
This gorgeous home has floor-to-ceiling windows, 9 foot ceilings, topped off with double crown molding which allows for spectacular views and an open and airy feeling.
This home comes equipped with energy efficient geo-thermal heating and A/C, double pane Pella windows. All appliances convey.
This long and majestic driveway paves the way to the home of your dreams!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful home in Holly Ridge, North Carolina. This gorgeous home is located in the desirable Village at Folkstone, minutes to the breathtaking beaches of Topsail Island near Camp Lejeune, between Jacksonville and Wilmington.
With over 3,100 square feet of open living space, this 4 bedroom plus bonus room AND media room sits on a fenced 0.75 acre lot with an IN GROUND saltwater pool, surrounded by a large, expanded concrete patio made for poolside entertaining. The pool offers LED lighting for nighttime swimming, and is also low maintenance!
Inside, this home has SO many amenities and luxuries! The first floor contains an Owner’s Suite; and a huge kitchen with an abundance of cabinets, granite countertops, an island, a pantry, and stainless steel appliances. The huge kitchen also contains the perfect breakfast area.
The living room offers a fireplace; and the elegant dining room has a coffered ceiling, decorative trim work and molding. There is also a half bath and plenty of closets located downstairs.
The Owner’s Suite is EXCEPTIONAL with its Travertine tiles, garden tub, dual sinks, oversized tiled shower and customized walk in closet! Walk upstairs and you will find 3 more bedrooms, a storage room, a MEDIA room, as well as a BONUS room!