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Pre­sent­ing your home for pro­fes­sional pic­tures, you need to cap­ture with good, stylish decor show­ing the style of the home, the colours of the rooms and the qual­ity of the in­te­rior.

Be sure your fur­ni­ture is up-to­date and suits the style of the house. Turn all lighting on to cre­ate a mood and show a light space with no dark cor­ners.

Have a good bal­ance of the room with enough fur­ni­ture to show the size of the room— without clut­ter­ing it up with knick-knacks and scat­tered toys.

Get­ting your front yard ready the day be­fore in­spec­tion is just one part of the job.

Peo­ple will drive by dur­ing the week to see whether your house is wor­thy of tak­ing up their pre­cious week­end time.

Pri­vate in­spec­tions can hap­pen at any time of the day or week so make sure your gar­den is pre­sen­ta­tion­ready at all times.

Keep the gar­den free of weeds at all times and re­move any dead trees or plants straight away. Have a clear path to the front door so buy­ers are di­rected straight to the house.

Your en­trance should be invit­ing, clear of clut­ter and make peo­ple feel like they want to see more.

Clear as much clut­ter as pos­si­ble Be­fore and af­ter: proper pre­sen­ta­tion for pro­fes­sional pho­to­graphs is es­sen­tial for a suc­cess­ful cam­paign. away in boxes or stor­age so if you get all those an­noy­ing things you’ve We all want our house to sell for ‘‘that call’’ from your agent you can avoided for years: things such as the high­est price and with an ac­tive have the house ready in less than wob­bly door han­dles, paint on light ef­fort in your pre­sen­ta­tion, you are 10 min­utes. switches, faulty light fit­tings, loose well on your way.

Main­te­nance is es­sen­tial. Go over bricks and steps. Make a list and do the house from top to bot­tom and fix the lot.

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