That is a great question as many sellers dont take into consideration what others see in the pictures they take. You have only one chance to grab the attention of buyers online and make the best first impression you can, if the pictures are not the best, they wont even look at your home. Here are some tips:
1. When taking a picture of the front of your home be sure to remove all toys and clutter from the picture, trim bushes and take it when the sun is at your back. That way you will not have glare in your picure. Curb appeal is the first impression of your home.
2. When taking picures of the interior of your home be sure to declutter. Remove all personal pictures and items from the area your going to snap. Clean off all the counter tops in the bathroom and kitchen, you want them to see your home, not your belongings and clutter.
3. If it is in your budget its a good idea to have your home staged , an extra pair of eyes is always best. They can move your furniture and decor around to make your home pop.
4. Remove as much as you can off the dressers, end table and coffee tables. Let the buyer invision their things in your home.
5. Invest in a wide angle lense for your digital camera, as you are able to see so much more area in your picture and it also emphasizes the size of your rooms.
Susan I hope those quick tips help. If you would like help with a low cost staging, let me know. I own Frist Impressions Home Staging in Appleton and as a realtor, I offer free staging of my homes, if needed, at no cost, but I also stage homes for sale by owner for a nominal fee.
Best wishes for a quick sale Susan!
Century 21 First Realty Appleton
Or you can pay someone to do it for you. They might put the on a CD for you.