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Details – Speak Loud and Clear

By April 18, 2013 2 Comments
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What details make up a great interior photo?

Today when you are selling you need to make sure your home speaks to a buyer – not to you. In today’s market to be effective to grab a buyer, there is more than just putting your house on the market. Your interior images of your home need to highlight your home, not your life. Being objectionable is one of the hardest things a seller has to become when listing their house. You have lived in this house for a few years; memories have been made who wouldn’t love what you love about the house?

Right? Wrong.

I have been blogging about bad photography this month and why it may not help you sell your home. The details in a room relay a lot to buyers, when they are looking at listings the images send a message which they will either take a second look or pass that house on by.

Here are some pointers to help your home speak to buyers and examples of what not to do.

Take some time to depersonalize, clear up some of the clutter. Seeing all the extra “stuff” in rooms is distracting and does not allow the buyer to concentrate on the details of the house.



Personal items like your religious beliefs should be packed away when selling. Animals should not be photos when listing your home because many people do not like them, and they may create a negative connotation .

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Take a picture yourself of a room, put it on your computer and look at it. Does the room look spacious or too cluttered? Updated and modern or tired like nothing has changed since you first moved in.


I know you or your child might love Barney purple, but do you think every buyer will love it too or just a few? If a few, then you better be changing those colors! Colors speak  volumes –silently no less; make sure they are all positive when selling. Neutral colors are your friend when selling, and neutral does not need to be white. Remember only 10% of the population can vision any change in a room. If you are not sure then consult with a professional for a color consultation. I always say paint is the biggest bang for your buck when selling.

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Let me know of your success stories, what you did to improve the details of your rooms to make your home resonate with buyers?

Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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