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GTA Real Estate, Architectural, Airbnb Photographer

Hi, we are located in Burlington and work all southern Ontario. My name is Natalia and my goal is to showcase the personality and exceptionality of your Home, to increase your profits.

My background is in architecture and interior design, and I work as an Airbnb photographer for over 2 years now. I photographed over 100 homes and I know how to make yours stand out.

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How to prepare your house for the real estate photography

1. Make it clean and tidy

Opposite to the editorial and Airbnb photography, you want your house to look stylish and clean, but general and neutral as possible, so more potential buyers can see each other at your house. Clear the clatter of the room and not necessary furniture. It may be new to you, but not many people have imagination and vision, and a lot sees interiors literally.

Clean all the rooms, surfaces like countertops and don’t forget to clean your appliances like fridge and microwave. Remove anything besides furniture, tables, and table lamps. Clear shoe racks, take down coats, hide pet accessories. Make sure all windows and mirrors are cleaned.

2. Remove floor mats and runners

These are a little less obvious tips, but a lot of people pay attention to these small things and they are easily overlooked. Clean and open all window treatments to let more lights in. Turn on lights in the entire house and replace burned-out lightbulbs. Remove floor mats and runners to make your floor and room look bigger and tidier. 

3. Remove personal items

What makes a staged home successful, is the right balance between the hotel look and home look. You want the tidiness, freshness, and cleanest of the hotel room matched with the coziness of home. It’s good to keep at home items, that make it cozy and homey, so more people can imagine themselves in it and start daydreaming about your home. Leave your plants, art, decorative pillows, and blankets. Remove pictures of your family & friends, fridge magnets, religious symbols, toys any documents, clutter from top of the dressers. 

4. Tidy up the landscaping and backyard

This one can eat some of your time, but it is worth the trouble. Close garage doors and remove cars from the driveway. Remove empty planters and any garden/cleaning supplies. Take care of your landscaping: trim your grass, clean leaves. Make it welcoming: clean up the outdoor furniture and set up some light strings. People will instantly imagine themselves in your backyard, drinking margaritas on the summer nights.

5. Consider staging your home

If you feel like this is too much: consider staging your home. Look up online some companies or ask your real estate agent about that.

6. Focus on the first impression: lighting, smell, and welcoming atmosphere

Once your house is tidy up and all unnecessary items are removed, think for a moment what is worth highlighting, what you love the most about your home and make it shine. Is it a fireplace that warms you up in the wintertime filling up the house with an outstanding, wood smell?  Is it your greenhouse or library room, where you spend free time relaxing in your favorite armchair? Feature one centerpiece on your dining table, coffee table, and island such as a fresh bouquet of flowers art or bowl of fruits. Consider getting some new decorative pillows, polish all tabletops, and kitchen countertops.