Selling your home can be stressful… but selling your home in L.A.? Talk about a mission. We’ve enlisted the help of REX real estate expert, Kara Birkenstock, to give us six tips for making your home photoshoot ready.
This simple but often overlooked step is essential when staging a house. A cluttered space distracts from your home’s beauty, so make sure your space is neat and organized. Channel your inner Marie Kondo by picking up toys, laundry, papers, and books. Even small steps like tossing old stacks of magazines or making the bed can transform the look of your home.
Remove Personal Photos
When a buyer looks at your home, they want to envision themselves living in it. Unfortunately, that can be hard to do when the space is decorated with pictures of someone else’s family and friends. So, save those cute family vacation photos and school portraits for instagram and stick to neutral decor when photographing your home.
Set the Table
Less is more – except when it comes to tables. Make your kitchen and dining room look more inviting by setting the table as if you’re expecting company. Add a small centerpiece for a special touch and you’ll have a table that is sure to impress potential buyers!
Clean the Bathroom
Your makeup and hairspray looks great on you, but it doesn’t look nearly as good on your bathroom counter. Use your drawers and cabinets to place your products and brushes out of sight. Don’t forget to clean the mirrors and wipe down the sink to get rid of any soap scum or stains.
Mow the Lawn
All Southern Californians know that brown, dead lawns are pretty common. Make your home stand out by spending some time boosting your curb-appeal. Before taking photos, make sure to spruce up your law, trim the bushes, and rake up leaves. Add a splash of color by planting seasonal flowers and and add some potted plants by the front door.
Hide the Pets
Your pet may love their bone and dog bed, but the camera does not. Try to hide chew toys, food bags, kennels, litter boxes and other pet accessories when photographing your home. We promise your furry friends will understand!
These tips and tricks are courtesy of experts at REX, a technology platform that uses A.I. and big data to help buyers and sellers navigate the home buying/selling process more efficiently. Thanks to the unique approach taken by REX, homeowners are able to list, discover and purchase homes at the most competitive rate in the market. Rather than the traditional 6% commission fee, REX charges a true fixed 2% commission resulting in thousands saved per transaction. For more information on how REX can help you face the challenges of buying and selling homes, please visit www.rexhomes.com
REX is the first licensed residential real estate brokerage that uses AI and big data to push past the outmoded business practices of traditional realtors by providing dramatically better outcomes and experiences for both buyers and sellers at a dramatically lower cost. To find out more about how REX saves consumers money and hassles in what’s typically the most stressful transaction of their lives, visitrexhomes.com