Everyday, as I peruse the listings on our industry MLS site, I am astonished at the terrible photos my colleagues choose to use to sell their clients home online! EVERYONE starts their home search online so first impressions are key.
The potential Buyer is looking at the features of your home - not your stuff. They want to see if your kitchen counter is marble or laminate. Put your dirty dishes, dish cloths, tea towels, rotting bananas, and jars of spices, lentils etc. away. They are very distracting in a photo. Instead, if you have a beautiful espresso machine, leave that out and add a simple bowl of crisp green apples.
Bathrooms should be immaculate, with all personal items away, brand new towels out, and toilet seat down!
Bedrooms - clothes away, beds made, closets tidy - no one wants to be hit in the head with a tennis racquet when they open a closet door.
Small floor mats in ANY room should be removed for photos - they look like small patches of color in photos - again very distracting. I could go on..... Easier to give me a call!
Once your home is listed online, go and look at the photos. Would you buy it based on what you see?!