Real Estate Photography: Getting Your Home Ready for its Close Up

Real Estate Staging and Photography

We all know how critical real estate photos are – with a quick click through, buyers can sense if a property appeals to them on a gut level. Very few people connect viscerally to chaos (in a positive way, anyway). Our lives may BE chaos but hope springs eternal for the next home. So clearing clutter and positioning furniture to keep the bones of the space the star, are first steps.

A professional real estate photographer with an eye for detail can make the difference between a space that looks dark and cramped to one that looks like a place you’d like to call home. Bringing out a space’s best qualities without trickery (pictures that make a tiny space look huge are my pet peeve – disappointing buyers once they see it in person isn’t a great way of building credibility) is often simply a matter of removing distractions, and using proper lighting, angles, and technique. “Move the dish soap” and “Let’s take that over again without the trash can,” are signs of a real estate photographer who cares that the listing is as strong as it can be. Pedro Sousa (pictured with me above), of  Jump Visual makes listings shine.

Want to see what we were shooting? It’s coming soon…stay tuned!

Posted on October 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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Patty Anker Joins Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty

Your Fresh Start Awaits!

Welcome Patty Anker to Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty

I am thrilled to join Better Homes & Gardens Rand Realty in Thornwood, NY! I’ll be posting real estate news & advice on home buying, selling, staging, organizing, maintenance, and how to stay sane through it all.

Anyone can buy, sell, or care for a home on their own. But for such a complicated process (and large investment!) why not have an expert guide save you time, hassle and money? Why not partner with a fear-facing expert and former marketing executive who can hear your hopes and negotiate them into the boldest reality possible? And why not laugh a lot, and HAVE FUN?

Finding home is an adventure. Let’s do this!


“Patty is a skilled listener with unquestioned integrity” – Scott Williams

“Anyone would be lucky to have Patty in their corner.” – Toni Sciarra Poynter

“A complete pleasure to work with.” – Amy Cooper



Posted on September 21, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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