Real Estate Photography

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Why Professional Real Estate Photography?

Do you remember the saying, "You never have a second chance to make a first impression"? First impressions are essential in selling homes! 92% of home buyers begin their search online, and the first thing they look at are the photos. If buyers are not impressed by what they see, they will move on to the next property ( 

Homes that have been listed with professional photos tend to sell for more money and faster than homes listed using point-and-shoot or IPhone cameras. An increase in final sale price can be anywhere from $934 to $116,076! ( Definitely worth the initial investment to hire a professional photographer!

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Professional vs. Point-And-Shoot

A professional photo captures more square footage of a room while also showing how they flow from one space to another. When taken in the exact same spot, point-and-shoot cameras can capture only a fraction of a room compared to what a professional photographer can with special cameras and lenses.

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Twilight Photos

A twilight photo is a photo taken of the exterior of the property, at dusk. They are used to showcase property lighting, landscape, and architectural details. Special features including pool lighting, fire pits, and outdoor spaces can greatly benefit from a twilight shoot. Evening photos are a great way to provide a unique way of viewing a property. Twilight shots grab potential buyers' attention on real estate listing websites and marketing brochures, generating more exposure for your listing. This is especially true in places where daytime shots are the norm. They create an increased sense of ambience that daytime photos don't usually produce.

Preparing your Home

Ready to make a great first impression? 

Follow these tips to prepare your home for the best real estate photos possible.

General-Tips for all areas of the home

  • Thoroughly clean whole house (vacuum carpet, mop hard floors, clean countertops)
  • Turn all ceiling fans OFF
  • Turn all TVs and computer screens OFF
  • Open blinds/window treatments to let in natural light
  • Remove personal photographs (or replace with general landscape/object photographs)
  • Remove small floor rugs to reveal actual flooring
  • Place all shoes/jackets in closets
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Exterior-Making a first Impression

  • Close garage doors
  • Remove cars from driveway and front of home
  • Clean up landscaping (mow, trim shrubs, clear leaves)
  • Use broom to remove cobwebs from eaves and door frames
  • Remove visible water hoses
  • Remove toys, sports balls, basketball goals, soccer goals, etc.
  • Remove trash cans
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Kitchen-The heart of the home

  • Clear countertops completely. No knife blocks, baking supplies, mail, etc.
  • Leave out max of one small appliance (ex. coffee maker)
  • Clear outside of refrigerator of magnets, papers, photos, etc.
  • Hide garbage cans in pantry or closet
  • Remove dishes from sink, place in dishwasher
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Bedrooms-Rest, Relax, and Refresh

  • Make beds, including decorative pillows/shams if available
  • Clear nightstands of all personal items
  • Store away phone/tablet charging cables
  • Remove all clutter from top of dressers
  • Remove family photos from walls
  • Remove personalized names from walls
  • Remove wall stickers/posters
  • Clean under bed, removing items that may show in the photos
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Family Rooms-Where life is lived

  • Remove stacks of magazines, papers, mail, etc.
  • De-clutter fireplace mantel/hearth
  • Clean interior of fireplace and re-paint if needed
  • Fluff and arrange furniture pillows
  • Remove kid's toys
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Bathrooms-A spa retreat

  • Clear countertops completely. No soap, toothbrushes, medications, deodorant, personal items, etc.
  • Put toilet seats down
  • Close closet doors
  • Remove shampoo, soap, loofahs, etc. from showers and tubs
  • Remove dirty towels - leave out only new, unused towels
  • Remove floor mats
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30 images $250

Twilight Photos $50

*Price includes travel within a 10 mile radius of Batesville, Arkansas. A travel fee will be added if outside the travel radius. Extra images are $5 per photo. Extra twilight photos are $25 per photo. There is a 1-2 business day turn-around with all residential real estate photo shoots. All photos are high-resolution and digitally enhanced, so they are crisp and clear and ready to be uploaded to a listing website.

All photos and rights relating to them, including copyright and ownership rights in the media in which the photos are stored, remain the sole and exclusive property of Harmony Brookshire Photography. I retain the copyright on every image I shoot.