Preparation Puts the Buyer in the Home
Real estate photography is all about the preparation and this Henderson home was just waiting to be photographed. The home had been freshly painted and had new carpet installed. These preparations make the home come alive in the photos. Having neutral colors throughout the home helps accentuate the other features such as woodwork and tiling. Neutralizing the tones of the home will stimulate buyers and help them visualize their own tastes being incorporated into the home. When a home is put on the market with the bold colors of the previous home owner still lingering this can dissuade potential buyers. Most people have their preferential color palettes and can be turned off by overbearing schemes.
Make Those Features Pop!
To appeal to a wider audience, it is highly recommended to neutralize the home before it goes to market. Looking at the photos throughout this home it is easy to notice features such as the entryway rotunda, the private patio off of the formal living room, and the sideboard adjacent to the dining room. Venturing into the main living area, the rich mahogany woodwork in the family room jumps out and boasts of elegance! Your eye will also now catch the garden like landscape of the backyard and as you make your way to the breakfast nook you’ll see the beautiful stonework of the outdoor kitchen and the sparkling pool beyond. The neutral tone of the fresh paint also makes the mahogany cabinets and granite counter tops of the kitchen pop out. The added shine of the brushed stainless-steel appliances will entice any buyer to roll up their sleeves and start preparing that dream holiday meal. Amazingly, these features owe their brilliance to the neutral tones within the walls and floors.
Make An Impression
Imagine this home with bold colors that would look great against a well thought out décor scheme. However, when the home is vacated and put on the market, those bold colors overwhelm the important features of the home. A buyer walking through an unprepared home will only recall the things that stand out the most. Take the extra effort and neutralize your home because you want the buyers to be thinking about those beautiful kitchen cabinets on the way home versus the light robbing deep colored wall in the dining room.
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