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  • Writer's pictureLucky De Jesus

Preparing for a Real Estate Photo Shoot: Tips from a Pro

As a professional photographer, I've worked with many realtors to capture the perfect shots of their listings. One thing I've learned is that preparing an occupied listing for a photo shoot takes a little bit of work, but it's worth it if you want your property to stand out from all the rest. Here are a few tips to make sure your listing is camera-ready.


First and foremost, it's important to declutter the space. This means getting rid of any unnecessary items that might be lying around, such as stacks of papers or old magazines. You want the focus to be on the property itself, not on the stuff that's inside of it. After all, as the old saying goes, "A cluttered space, clutters the mind."


Next, it's time to stage the space. This means arranging the furniture and decor in a way that looks appealing and inviting. Pay attention to the placement of each item, and make sure that everything is neat and tidy. Remember, the devil is in the details, so don't overlook the small things.


Once the space is decluttered and staged, it's time to bring in some additional lighting. This can be as simple as opening the blinds to let in natural light, or using a few strategically placed lamps to brighten up dark corners. It can also be as simple as replacing mismatched or burnt out bulbs. Just remember: good lighting is key to good photography, so don't skimp on this step.


Finally, it's important to have the property clean and ready for the photo shoot. This means giving the place a thorough cleaning, including vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down surfaces. You want the property to look its best, so put in the extra effort to make sure it's sparkling clean.


Preparing an occupied listing for a photo shoot takes a little bit of effort, but it's well worth it. By decluttering, staging, lighting, and cleaning the space, you'll end up with photos that truly showcase the property in its best light. And that's a picture-perfect result! If you'd like a checklist to share with your clients, CLICK HERE.

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