How To Get A Home Photo-Ready, According To The Pros

The importance of photography in real estate listings cannot be overstated and as such an entire side industry of staging experts has sprung up to support the efforts. If you want to hear some inside tips from the pros, head over to this article in the New York Times that has some ideas that don’t usually make the standard lists of how to get a home photo-ready.

One example they cite is to hang artwork higher than you normally would because it makes the ceilings look taller. Also, sellers can make the bed and bedroom look wider by matching the colors of the pillows to the bedspread so that the edges blend together and don’t create a visual break in the flow of the central focal point of the room.

Check out the rest of the article for more ideas to make the physical spaces of a home translate well into listing photos.

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NEW LISTING: 90 Temperance Way

Newer built 2BR, 2BA home on an over-sized lot at Overlook subdivision.

Improved basement for potential extra bedroom and additional living spaces.

Hardwood floors, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, attached garage & high-end finishes make this a place you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy lake access & community trails and views of surrounding mountains & land.

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PROGRAMS HELP GARRETT COUNTY

The Maryland General Assembly passed two bills that will benefit Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake.

The payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT program, will result in Garrett County receiving about a million dollars in fiscal year 2019. The PILOT program benefits state forests, parks and wildlife management areas.

A bill was also passed that establishes the State Lakes Protection and Restoration Fund, which requires the Department of Natural Resources to develop a working budget, and to develop a plan, prioritizing projects that receive funding.

 

NEW LISTING- 282 Mt Nebo Road

Check out my listing on Mount Nebo Road!

Outdoorsman’s paradise! 58.69 acre, 4BR, 3BA Nemith-built chalet with 2 car attached garage. Hiking/ATV trails interlace the property.

 

 

 Surrounded by coveted Mt Nebo Wildlife Management Area, 1,854 acre tract.

Property is also adjacent to state land that fronts on Youghiogheny River. River views. Millers Run water frontage along southern property line, as well as several small streams.

Must see!

 

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JUST LISTED- 420 Sam Snead Circle

Check out my listing in Oakland!

4/5BR home on 2.5 lots @ Country Club Acres, ~4,500sf. Renovated top to bottom, there are truly too many features to list!

Spacious bedrooms, multiple living areas, sun room overlooking golf course w/ heat+AC, multiple garage stalls, workshop, wine cellar, massive basement rec area, whole-house backup generator, one level living and a landscaped yard with endless possibilities!

Truly a must see!

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NEW LISTING- 60 Westward Way

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Custom built masterpiece! Handcrafted wood finishes adorn this 4BR/3BA chalet. Amazing detail from top to bottom.

Oak doors & floors, cherry cabinets, pegged beams and a cozy fireplace! Sit outside on the peaceful back porch or soak in the hot tub.

Community features outdoor swimming pool, tennis, and a trail network that leads to Deep Creek Lake.

Vacation rental “Boulder Oaks”.

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NEW LISTING- 1137 BOY SCOUT ROAD- 2 HOUSES FOR 1

Check out this amazing compound on Boy Scout Road!

2 high-end vacation rental properties on 5 acres + DOCK! Each home boasts granite, SS appliances, and private hot tub. ‘Log Hut’, the 2nd house, offers 4BR, 2BA, private deck.

Private basketball + tennis courts, play-ground, massive lawn to accommodate weddings & events, and a private, country setting.

The sky is the limit with this unique setup! $40k+/- income.

Live in one, rent the other!

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NEW LISTING- 37 LAUREL BROOK

Check out my listing in Laurel Brook!

Lake area townhouse. 3 levels with plenty of living space in a private setting. This end unit fronts on a small brook and backs to woods.

Serene setting, but within a short walk or drive to dining, shopping, entertainment and Deep Creek Lake state park.

Great value for the money!

 

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