When selling a property, what better way to pique someone’s interest than by doing so visually? I know I know – one should never judge a book by its cover but in the property world these first visual impressions really do count. With more and more house hunters starting their search for a new home online, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure your home has impressive marketing photographs giving potential buyers or tenants the best possible first impression. As Estate Agents in W1 and Commercial Agents throughout London we understand that selling or renting can be expensive and no one wants to spend money on a service that they think they can do themselves. We advise our clients with property in London that professional photographs are a key factor to generating interest and increasing their chances of getting their property let or sold as quickly as possible.
Damien Davis has photographed properties of all shapes and sizes. We asked him for his top three tips when it comes to preparing your property for professional photographs and we have even included some examples (it really does make a difference!):
- De-Clutter. Clear surfaces and worktops – remove knick-knacks and appliances. Remove rugs and throws – they can make a room look untidy and scruffy. Close cupboards and draws, clear the sink and hide the bins.
- Light. Open blinds and curtains to allow as much natural light to flow through the property and make sure you replace any broken light bulbs.
- Home staging. Plump up cushions, set the dining table, make the bed. Fresh flowers and plants add a flash of colour. You are putting your property on centre stage and you want it to look fabulous!
- S T R A T F O R D P L A C E, M A R Y L E B O N E
(Davis Brown Commercial Agents in W1 sold this stunning Grade II Listed Building in excess of the marketing price)
G R E A T M A R L B O R O U G H ST R E E T, SOHO
(Let at the asking price! Contact Davis Brow Estate Agents in Soho for more properties in Soho)
A D E L I N E P L A C E, S O H O
(Newly refurbished offices in Bloomsbury – contact our commercial agents in Bloomsbury for more info)
G O O D G E S T R E E T, F I T Z R O V I A
(Davis Brown Estate Agents in Fitzrovia will be bringing this property to the market)