With owners’ or local authority’s permissions granted, consider taking shots and videos of parks, golf courses, local restaurants and other amenities in the area. These creative works will almost certainly enhance your website and social media postings.
Whether you choose to fly your drone at first with the functions on your smartphone or whether you use a remote, the left joystick typically controls up and down motions as well as left and right turns. The more you press the joystick, the faster your drone will go in your chosen direction.
When you take drone shots, you are marketing a new perspective of a property, and showing a new type of beauty in its surroundings. These unique and beautiful shots cannot be captured any other way, unless you hire an expensive airplane or helicopter. You can pan, zoom, and do other cinematic effects.
Many middle market homes listed by others now routinely have drone shots because all real estate agents know that old adage: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” While all real estate professionals try to show listings as favorably and as accurately as possible, using drone shots gives them an advantage that few other new technologies can offer.
The use of drones in real estate sales is no longer limited to mansions and estates. Your competitors are already using drones or hiring drone pilots to provide aerial photos and videos of properties, and you should, too. Just check their listings; if they have more and better ones than you do, it may be that a drone will help you compete.
There should be no sign that work actually happens in this kitchen! First, clear EVERYTHING off the counters. To make it easier to live in the staged kitchen, I like to create vignettes of items on trays which can easily be moved when it’s time to cook dinner. My go-to kitchen trays include an Italian-themed, high-end pasta tray and a French press coffee tray. See more kitchen trays.
Most staging companies in the greater Seattle area only stage vacant homes and will not bring their inventory into a home that is occupied, especially if there are kids and pets in the home. You can usually book a consultation with the stager for an hour or two to give you advice, or your broker may be like me and do their own staging or be able to recommend the two or three staging companies that still do occupied homes.
Create a master suite that feels like a private oasis. Use bedding with a bold but elegant pattern and add accent pillows in a restful color like blue or green. Carry this color into the bath with new, fluffy towels, a few elegant accents on the counter, and some white orchids. Complete the retreat with a tea-for-two tray on the bed and soft music. See more master bedroom retreats and spas.
First, do the basics. For the home to be financeable for the largest number of buyers possible, including FHA and VA buyers, the most important repairs are a sound roof, fixing safety issues and no peeling paint. The next priority is to fix obvious problems that may scare buyers away (plumbing or electrical problems) and make sure all your systems are in working order.
I had a listing that was in foreclosure. It needed a new roof, windows, flooring and electrical panel, and had rodents in the crawl space. The seller did not have any financial resources, but he was able to get friends to help him paint and clean. I then staged it to the max and generated a bidding war. We got nineteen offers and sold for $25,000 over list price. See more fixer-uppers.