5350 Discovery Park Blvd.

Williamsburg, VA 23188



Statistics show that most homebuyers today start their search on the internet.  Photos can make the difference whether a potential buyer decides to take a look at your home or not.  The quality of the photo is important, but what is in the photos is of equal importance.  First and foremost, your home must be clean.  A cleared space will be much more attractive in a photo, than clutter.  Clutter and messy spaces will almost always make the spaces look smaller and not nearly as functional.  Make sure beds are made, dishes are put away, trash bins are emptied, and glass and mirrors should sparkle.   Clutter may also give a buyer the impression, that there is not enough room or storage in a particular home.  Interior photos should be light and bright.  This will make the home appear cheery and inviting.  Exterior photos can be taken at different times during the day.  While a good sunny shot can make a home look beautiful, twilight pictures can deliver a very dramtaic effect.  I suggest  experimenting with what works best for your home.  Another idea that many people do not think about, is using photos of special events or simply family fun in your home.  Think about why you fell in love with your home in the first place and attempt to translate this to a buyer.  For example, if you have a great home for entertaining, use a shot of a dinner party showing guests enjoying themselves.  You could use photos of the kids playing in the backyard, or wildlife photos if that is one of the things you have enjoyed about your home.  I think these types of photos can be very effective and can leave an impression on a potential buyer.  This can make your home stand out among your competition.  If you are thinking about selling your home, make sure your agent includes great quality photos.


Holly Duke Miller is an Associate Real Estate Broker with Liz Moore and Associates in Williamsburg, Virginia.  She is also a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist or SRES®.  She specializes in homes for sale in Williamsburg, James City County, York County, New Kent County, and surrounding areas.  She offers full service real estate support to both buyers and sellers of Williamsburg area homes and land.  As a native to the area, Holly is very knowledgeable about the local market and takes pride in helping each and every client reach their goals.  Whether you are considering buying a home in the Williamsburg area or have a property to sell, she looks forward to working with you.  Please contact her anytime at 757-254-4354 or email her at hollymiller@lizmoore.com for all of your Williamsburg and surrounding area real estate needs.

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