Take your pictures now!
You may not be thinking of selling your home right now, but you might be surprised how quickly things can change with life plans. That’s why I am advising anyone and everyone I meet to take outdoor pictures of their home NOW. This way, should you decide over the fall or winter that you want to list your house for sale next spring, you will be ahead of the game with beautiful outdoor pictures of your home – without snow!
Sure you can list your house for sale next March, just before the crazy selling season begins, and you can prepare your marketing material with those lovely winter wonderland photos, but they will very quickly date themselves while you wait for Mother Nature to green things up and provide lovely outdoor photo potential again. With a little careful planning (even if you are NOT thinking of selling) you can be prepared for next year’s real estate market.
Take LOTS of photos. In this digital age it no longer costs money to develop your photos, so take LOTS of pictures. You can delete the ones you don’t like and it’s much better to have too many rather than too few to choose from. Take pictures from all angles as well. Centre front, angled from the right, angled from the left, side views, and the backyard as well. Remove the car from the driveway – and make sure the garage door is closed.
NOW is the perfect time to do a photo shoot – if you wait for a few more weeks the leaves will have started to change colours and that too will “date” your photos – get out there as soon as possible and snap away, and then file them away on your computer.