Conversely, the buyer on a short time line may think it's ready to move in and expect to settle quick... there are all kinds of issues related to photographs - but honestly, get a good quality hi-resolution digital camera (not a cell phone camera) and take lots of angles and shots with variable lighting and pick from the best of the lot, andr e-post them. If you are not comfortable shooting them, ask around, surely you have a friend or family member who is a good amateur photographer.
Dwayne & Maryanne Moyers
Avery-Hess Realtors (Lake Ridge Office)
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Mr. Carney is exactly right.
Great pictures will help get people in the door, but how you actually present your home when the buyer walks through it will be the deciding factor. Take the time to prepare your property, and take current pictures.
As for furniture... almost all model homes are furnished and staged properly... there is a good reason for that..$$$
Do it right, or don't do it at all! I know a few great agents in your area, let me know if you would like their contact info.
Hope this helps,
I can udnerstand your wish to be efficient and get your home on the market. There are many areas to save money when it comes to selling your home BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!
Start packing and clearing as much floor space and counter top as possible. You will be surprised how much assistance area real estate agents will offer. The images you provide will dictate the manner in which your property will be discussed and remembered. You want this working to your advantage, your to your detriment. Take new pictures!
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor FL
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If you happened to have been given the digital files from the seller, you should be able to use them IF they provide a true representation of the home as it is now. As an example, if when you bought the house it was surrounded by tall trees and you cut them down and planted a lawn, they are not a true representation. This is applicable in the house if you have made structural changes, not maintained the items in the pictures such a windows, wood floors, etc
Having shown homes where the interior was significantly different from the photos viewed online, I can tell you that buyers will not take it kindly if they think someone has tryed to pull a fast one, not that you necessarily are. The best way to proceed is take photos of the home as it currently is and remove any extra clutter that might be a distraction to potential buyers.
I hope that helps you and please let me know if I can be of any additional service.
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