Curb Appeal And Our Real Estate Photography

Increase your home’s curb appeal and take quality Real Estate Photography to attract new buyers to your home.  There are affordable ways to prepare your property and get it ready for the market without breaking the bank. Today, let’s take a look at the three P’s; Porches, Plants and Paint, to take your curb appeal from “Blah” to “Beautiful.”  These three P’s plus our real estate photography services will make your property pop as drivers pass by and when buyers view it online.

Here’s how you can make low-cost, big-impact curb appeal tweaks that make your photos pop.


Give potential buyers driving by a good first impression of your home with a landscaped, well-lit, attractive front yard and porch. Little things like new house numbers, porch lights, planters, and a doormat don’t require a big investment, but they add up to make a positive impression.

If you have sidelights or transoms, make sure you clean them weekly, inside and out. Coordinate lanterns or outdoor sconces, great hardware, house numbers and a door knocker with your home’s style. These final touches make a big impact.

Classic columns on the front porch, windows on the sides of the door (sidelights) and an eyebrow dormer are charming touches that make the front door all the more inviting. Your porch columns may be out of scale, or that contemporary door may be out of sync with your traditional home. Analyze each detail and see if they complement the house.

A great photographer will be able to see all of your updates and bring them to the forefront when your property is listed.

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Gray Scale Services – Curb appeal property photography for listing.


Plants are charming additions to any front porch when properly placed.  If you have a rocking chair on the front porch, add a large potted plant next to it.  For overhangs, adding flower baskets grabs the attention of the viewer and pulls them into your property’s other characteristics.

Use plants to accentuate and frame key visual points, like windows and entryways, and if you don’t have room for a standing planter, hook up a hanging one. A single plant arrangement can significantly add to your home’s exterior appearance and enhance your real estate photos. Therefore, strategically place plants as to not create a distraction from the home or take away from its appeal when viewed online or in person.  Less is always more and goes further when creating the perfect porch for Charlotte sunset watching.


Gray Scale Services – Welcoming entrance to your home.


The most important thing is that your property is crisply painted and clean. Paint, like plants and porch furniture, should complement the home.  If a new door is not in the budget, grab a can of paint and some brushes to give it a makeover.  Similarly, lanterns and fences should also be painted to improve the appeal of the porch and front yard.  Don’t forget about your mailbox and the planters.  If they aren’t new, create a color palette for the front porch that evokes curiosity about what’s behind your beautiful front door.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to paint your home consider power washing it to clean it up.  The exterior of homes take a beating and power washing can give it some TLC.  Certainly, for a DIY lover, there are few things more satisfying than power washing years of dirt and grime off your siding, porch, walkway, and driveway. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one from a local store.


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Gray Scale Services – Porch Decor with plants highlighted for property listing.


Finally, you have added the plants, updated the porch and paint. After all of your hard work getting your property ready, don’t forget to schedule a photography session with us.  Document every makeover and renovation project to show off the features of your home.  We provide magazine style, high-quality images that highlight the features of the home. Each image we capture is individually refined making our photos bright, crisp and clear.

As a result, we are a preferred vendor for many are firms and have been featured throughout Charlotte.  As a Charlotte Real Estate photographer we have helped agents and owners move properties within a day.

Contact us today to schedule a real estate photography appointment.

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