Drone photography and videography have changed the ways that real estate can be presented to prospective buyers. Agents can take photos of properties from angles and distances that were once practically impossible, and the right kind of drone can be perfect for taking pictures of a well-manicured lawn or exceptionally large estate.

While there are certainly things that you should be doing to prepare the exterior of a property for drone shots, sellers don’t always think about what needs to be done to the interior of a home. A drone-mounted camera can get great shots of the inside of a home, so you want to make sure that it looks its best. Here is what you need to do to achieve that.

Clean

Before you do anything else, you will want to make sure that your property is clean. Embrace Home Loans recommends, “decluttering, organizing, and cleaning your home is one of the very first steps in the home selling process. It should be done before you list your property (so your photos show the home in its best light!)—and definitely long before buyers start popping up at your door.” Dusting furniture, clearing out garbage, and making sure that windows are clear of streaks and grime are all needed. Ideally, the home should be as close to pristine as possible if you want to make a great first impression on potential buyers.

Declutter

As you clean the inside of a home, take some time to clear out excess furniture and personal items. Some furniture that is in good condition is OK to leave in place, but too much could make the home look like a cluttered mess. All Storage Online explains, “as a homeowner, you may not notice how much clutter you really do have, but to a potential buyer, they want to envision the home as their home. Therefore, in this case, less is more, and getting rid of clutter is imperative if you want your home to sell.”

Schedule When the Property is Vacant

If you’re renting your property, giving the residents of your home advanced notice will also allow them to leave the property when you take your photos and video. Try to schedule the photography or video session when the adult residents are at work and when children are in school.

Wait for a Sunny Day

Even if you’re taking shots of the interior of a property, you’re always better off choosing a sunny day for your photo session. Inman explains, “the natural light will make it easier to take interior shots, while the exterior shots will make the property look brighter and more inviting. Dark and cloudy weather produces dull and gloomy pictures that just aren’t very appealing to look at.”

The right drone will be able to capture photos and videos that simply aren’t possible with a stationary camera. As long as the property itself is ready for a photo session, you can get shots that are bound to make it look attractive to prospective buyers.

 

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