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Marketing 101: Taking a Better Photo (Part III)

Sellers ... This is how clear of clutter your house should be for a showing ...

 Here are a few pointers for taking better kitchen photos.

 Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha Homes for Sale

A)  Refrigerator:  Remove all magnets and artwork from the frig.

B)  Counters:  To make the impression of ample counter space remove any excess accessories from the counters.

C)  Sinks:  Hide excess dishsoap, scrub brushes and dishes so they do not appear in the shot.

D)  Dog Dish:  Remove any dog dishes from the photo shot.

E)  Kitchen Trash Cans:  Remove unslightly kitchen trash cans from the photo shot.

David Matney, CRS


Omaha Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes for Sale - Alliance Real Esgtte 


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Comment balloon 6 commentsPippa Mac • June 20 2010 09:09AM




This is a very clean kitchen. Very good use for sellers



Posted by Akil Walker (TriStar Realty) over 8 years ago

Pippa, thanks for reposting my blog post.

Posted by David Matney, Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale (BHHS - Ambassador Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Decluttering and simplification certainly allows prospective buyers to see themselves in a particular listing.  Hope you had a great weekend.

Posted by Cherise Selley, Colorado Springs Realtor (Selley Group Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

I agree with everything except B. I think a bowl of fresh lemons or apples and a cook book or decorative plate would bring some life in to that clean kitchen.

Posted by Anna Dovger, Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX (Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607) over 8 years ago

I like to take before and after shots for my sellers, particularly of their kitchens.  They are amazed at how much difference it makes to move the "stuff".  While the room may look nice and uncluttered in person.....cookbooks and doodads look quite different in a little photo.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 8 years ago

Great advice!  I wish all the photos in the MLS looked like this, it would make such a difference.  

Posted by Debbie Summers (Charles Rutenberg Realty ) over 8 years ago