When Should I Schedule Listing Photos?

Thinking of putting your home on the market next spring or summer? You may be tempted to wait until winter has come and gone before you start getting your home ready. But it would be most beneficial for you to prepare your home for the market now, so that you can get the best listing photos possible.

When people are looking to buy a home, it is no surprise that they begin their search online. And what draws them into specific homes? Photos. Professional photos are your home’s first impression for potential buyers, so it is important to do them right. For reasons why we always use a professional photographer, read this post.

Now, let’s take it one step further. The photos that are most attractive are ones that are taken on bright, sunny days, with trees full of leaves. If you wait until the snow melts to get your photos taken, your property will look bare and obsolete. No matter how great a property is, it tends to look dull between winter and spring.

The majority of homes sold during the spring market are being looked at in February and March, the most inopportune time for photos. If you want to sell your home by summer, get ahead of the everyone else with the same plan. Schedule your photos now, before the leaves fall. If you are planning on using the winter months to make some renovations to the interior, you can still make this happen. Simply clean up your yard and landscaping for exterior photos now, and schedule the interior pictures when updates are complete.

Schedule your photos – both interior and exterior – when you know lighting is best for your property. If it rains or is overcast on the day you scheduled, you can reschedule. Remember, you want your home looking its best in the photos, and natural light is one way to make that happen.

Once you schedule photos, make sure your home looks its best! Read 5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Listing Photos.

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