Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What Were They Thinking, #3 in a Series.

Who is the bigger idiot, the owner who doesn't bother cleaning up the kitchen before letting the agent/photographer take pictures of the property, or the agent/photographer who thinks this image is going to help sell the property?
Maybe they were after that coveted sad clown demographic with those flaccid, deflated balloons.
Here are a few handy tips to make your home photograph better. Clear the counters, take the fridge magnets, photos and coupons off the refrigerator. Make the beds. Close the cupboard and closet doors. Put the toilet seat and lid down. Get the shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream, make-up and stuff out of sight beforehand.
The aim is to create the illusion of space and order, even where neither exists. Believe it or not, people buying houses are trying to escape their own messes. They sure as shooting don't want to buy yours.
Resume what you were doing.

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