Take Photos of Your Home: Right Now (Even If You Aren't Planning on Selling Yet)

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Leah Steen's Lovely Garden

It finally feels like Spring around here. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming—and your home has probably never looked better. Spring is a great time to photograph your home's exterior, even if you don't have plans to sell just yet. Make it a habit to take photos of your humble abode at this time every year so you'll always have photos of your home looking its best.

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Lori's Renovated Richmond Cottage

You never know when life might take a turn. A new job or an unbeatable real estate deal might have you looking to sell your home on short notice. Or perhaps you have been thinking hard about moving in the near future, but without concrete plans you haven't taken any steps to sell.

Any real estate professional will tell you that great photos can sell a home. (How many of you have passed on an apartment or house because of crappy photos online?) Rather than find yourself struggling to get a great photo of your home when you're rushing to sell in the dark cold December, take photos of your lush lawn and bright walls right now in the sunny springtime to capture your home's curb appeal at its highest for potential buyers. (Don't forget the backyard and garden!)

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David and James' Modern Courtyard Garden

Even if you're not selling anytime soon, it's still nice to have beautiful photos of your home to enjoy. It's was interesting to look back and see what my childhood home looked like 50 years ago when my dad moved in as a young boy.

(Image credits: Leah Ball Steen; Lori; David and James)

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