Hey, it’s Phil Aitken here! Thank you again for trusting us with sale of your home. The next steps are to prepare for photos. Here is why this is important:
- A Majority of Home Buyers Start Their Search Online
- Most view a home online for less than 1 minute! That means you only have 1 online minute to attract the buyer enough to have your home added to the ‘must see’ list.
- These are the rooms the buyers spend the most time viewing online:
The Exterior – Buyers view this for over 20 Seconds. That is why your curb appeal must be the best it can be. The Backyard or Views – Over 8 Seconds, So make sure the yard is neat and tidy.
The Living Room gets over 8 seconds of online viewing. The Kitchen gets just under 8 seconds.
The Master bath is next on their list with just under 8 seconds.
The Master Bedroom is next with under 8 seconds.
Here are some general tips that may help you get started:
- To Prepare For photos, focus on the following spaces to look great:
- Curb appeal, living room, kitchen, master & back yard.
Of those, Curb appeal is one of the top things buyers look for. So, consider refreshing mulch beds and sprucing up the front door and entry area. Consider renting a storage space to store excess items that you just cannot part with. We do not typically take photos of the inside of closets or the inside of garages but here are a few tips to make those spaces look bigger:
For the closets, cleaning these out can wait until just before we start showing. Buyers will want to peek inside the closets to see the size. We recommend you pick as much as you possible can off the closet floor. You can get those clear shoe boxes at Walmart, mark which shoes they are with a sharpie and put them on top of your closet shelves.
For the garage, stack boxes, remove un-needed clutter and make sure the size of the garage is easily visible to the eye. This space does not have to be pretty. Its ok to store things here but at least try to make it neat enough that they can see the garage size.
Let us know when you are ready for photos on the outside because we use these photos to start pre-marketing you home!
Our wonderful Director of Operations will be reaching out to you very shortly to get all the special details of the home and schedule the staging & photos as well as help with planning for our launch day of your home. Once we have that all set, our Director of Marketing and Videography will come shoot an awesome video showcasing your home (if you choose to to have videos) and it will be placed on all social media platforms.
We are so excited to get your home sold for Top Dollar.
If you need to call at any time please do! (904) 544-5252
How Do You Prepare Your Home for Sale?
Why is Preparing for Photos Important?
When you want the most qualified buyers, it’s important to prepare your home for sale. These days, most home buyers start their search online. This means that the first impression of your home will be through photos and videos.
In addition, most buyers view a home online for less than a minute. With less than a minute to attract the buyer to want a viewing, it has to look good. If you want to sell your house fast and get top offers, you need great photos.
How Do You Get Great Photos?
Here are some general tips to help you prepare your home for photos:
Curb appeal is one of the top things buyers look for. Start by refreshing mulch beds and sprucing up the front door and entry area. A fresh coat of paint can also do wonders for the exterior of your home.
The living room is the heart of the home, so it’s important to make it look inviting. Take some time to declutter and remove any personal items. Arrange the furniture in a way that maximizes space and makes the room look larger.
A lot of people consider the kitchen the most important room in the house. Make sure it looks clean and tidy, with minimal clutter on the countertops. Put away any dishes and remove any magnets or other items on the refrigerator. You also want everything to smell fresh and clean.
The master bedroom is another important room in the house. Make the bed and put as many things as you can out of sight. Try to minimize any personal items and put neutral linens on the bed.
The backyard is an extension of the home, so it’s important to make it look inviting. Remove any clutter and make sure the grass is mowed and the bushes are trimmed. You can also add some outdoor furniture to show how the space can be used.
It may be worth renting a storage space to keep excess items that you want to keep. You could also move bigger items to the garage. We don’t typically take photos of the inside of closets or the inside of garages. But it’s still important to make these spaces look bigger.
For the closets, less is more. Thin out your seasonal clothes and get as much as you can off the floor. The garage doesn’t have to be pretty. It’s okay to store things here, but try to make it neat so buyers can see the garage size.
You’ll Can Prepare Your Home for Sale in No Time
It just takes a bit of time and effort to get the house looking great for buyers. But it’s worth it if you can get higher offers!
We can work together to increase the chances of your home selling quickly and at the best possible price. If you want to speak with the best realtor in the Jacksonville area, call Phil Aitken. Thousands of satisfied clients have already sold their homes and made a tidy profit with Phil’s help.
Our experienced team of expert realtors knows the Jacksonville market inside and out. We can help you implement strategies that are sure to get you the best possible price for your home. And, if you’re looking to buy your next home, we can help with that too.
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