Make Your Home Camera Ready For Your Move

Moving house isn’t easy. You have to think about finding the right home, and getting the money to buy it. Then there’s the waiting around, and the worry that potential sales will fall through. As though you needed more to worry about, you also need to consider how to sell your house. To be in with the best chance of a quick sell, you need as many viewings as possible. And, the best way to get them is to get your home photo ready. If the place looks good in the brochure, people are sure to want to see it. Here are a few things you can do to be in with the best chance.

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Clean as Can Be

It should go without saying that your home needs to be clean as can be for the pictures. That said, we’ve all seen disastrous marketing pictures with piles of laundry everywhere. Some people don’t seem to want to make their home look appealing. Don’t be one of them. Your house needs to be cleaner than it’s been before. Depending on what state it’s in to start with, you may not be able to do the job yourself. If that’s the case, it may be worth calling in a company like There’s no better way to get a thorough clean than to turn the job over to professionals. This option also offers you the chance to get rid of unwanted, bulky items before your move. Anything you can do to lighten your moving load is worthwhile!

Decorative Flourishes

You need your home to come across as a Pinterest-worthy place. Though we aren’t supposed to look at existing furniture when we consider houses, we all do it. That’s why it’s worth investing in some small decorative flourishes to catch potential buyer’s eyes. Stock up on cute cushions, sofa throws, and houseplants. It’s even worth repotting them into vases like those found at These touches, mixed with your newly clean space, are sure to work their magic. Think about where to place your new additions so that they make the place look its best.

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The Right Light

Chances are, you won’t have any say over when the photographs are taken. In an ideal world, it will be on a day when the sun is shining. But, all hope is not lost if the rain is pouring when the photographer calls. All you need to do is get creative to achieve that bright daylight in your photos. Turning on lights will work wonders for making things brighter. Make sure, too, to open any curtains and blinds!

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Outside Counts Too

Remember that the photographer is going to be looking at your house as a whole. It isn’t only the inside that you need to consider! Think, too, about how your garden will look under scrutiny. Your hard work inside won’t do you any good if you’ve left a wilderness in the garden. Make sure to mow the lawn, and deweed before the photographer arrives.

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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