Not Looking to Sell? You Can Still Prepare NOW!



As a owner of my very first home and as a person who has their camera as a third arm, I have found inspiration in a blog today that makes me think about what the everyday home owner can do even before they know they want to sell their home. A home is a place where life happens. This blog celebrates that:

“So you have a house you're proud of and would love to share on online but you find yourself putting it off because... A. You don't have a nice camera or a photo editing system. B. There are homes out there that are much prettier than yours. C. It's usually not that clean and you don't want to feel like a phony. D. (insert your excuse here).

When photographing a room take some wide shots that share a whole space, or chunks of a space that are well-defined, and then take some vignette shots. A vignette is a focused grouping such as the items on the top of the shelf above. You can tell it's there in the first photo but it's lost in space and I'm not really sharing anything else worthwhile.”


So take an afternoon or evening and just wander your home and capture that moment. Offer these pictures to your listing agent down the road, and allow them to speak to the personality of the home. I know that when I go out to take pictures of a listing to market it, knowing the spirit of the home is essential for it to be successful in my eyes. Your home is unique.


ps. Bozeman Montanan Real just sold a home and the
clients called to request I send them a CD of the listing photographs. This touched me and re-emphasized the emotion the walls of a home hold. 

Comment balloon 3 commentsJenifer Lower • June 18 2012 08:28AM


You are so right about pictures. As we are over $3 a gallon for gas we are not driving around and looking. Also buyers are on line looking at pictures. So the pictures are the front line into whether a home gets seen in person or not.

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 6 years ago

You are right on.  Get the home ready now.  We are seeing a dramatic increase in prices in the Queen Creek AZ and San Tan Valley AZ home prices.

Posted by Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD (The Celtic Connection Realty) over 6 years ago

Must have been some pretty good shots! Glad you have a happy customer.

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 6 years ago