When your Realtor® takes photos of your home, you’re probably most concerned about each little thing being in the right place. After all, people primarily shop for homes online—and that’s where these high-resolution photos will help you sell your home quickly (and at the right price).
But there’s another price you need to worry about: the price you pay in privacy.
Home Photos and Your Privacy
Once something is on the Internet, it’s there forever. (Well, kind-of.)
When photos of your home go up, you’re giving potential buyers—and anyone else who’s looking—a glimpse inside your life.
You can preserve your family’s privacy in these photos by:
- Making sure your kids’ names aren’t printed on the walls, on hanging door signs, or in art that’s placed in their rooms.
- Removing large family photos that could be identifiable from a computer screen and replacing them with other art.
- Putting away your family event calendar (which you should definitely do during showings, too).
- Whisk away personal papers, financial documents, and other identifying “stuff” before the pictures are taken—and before holding an open house or having Realtors bring their clients into your home.
- Tell your children that their rooms will be photographed, and ask them to remove anything they want to keep private (maybe your teenager doesn’t want his or her friends to see the posters of his or her celebrity crush, or perhaps they’d rather hide their addiction to Minecraft from their peers).
- Tuck away valuables before having your home photographed. This can include expensive sculptures or pieces of art, too.
Are You Selling Your Home in Grand Junction?
Call us at 970-765-4135 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis so you know exactly how much your home is worth, and we’ll give you our best advice based on our knowledge of the local market and your situation.