6 Tips to Get Your Home “Photo-Ready”!

If you are looking to sell your home, it is important to put out the best photos of it for potential buyers to see online!  Check out these tips to get your home “photo-ready!” 


Tour Your House Like A Buyer 


Walk around your house like the potential buyer and try to take an outside look. Pick up around your house and pay attention to the small details that you might overlook on an everyday basis! 


Choose The Best Day and Time To Take Pictures 


Avoid those cloudy and rainy days, by planning to shoot your house on a bright sunny day! Take pictures inside your house when it’s light and bright out. Don’t wait till twilight or evening to take those pictures! 


Pick Up Around The House 


Remove things like excess furniture, knick-knacks and even the TV remote! Declutter your space to attract potential buyers. 


Avoid Odd Angles 


Keep your camera at chest height and straight on! Don’t go for those low or high angles that could distort the look of your home! 


Don’t Count On Editing 


Keep your house clean and shoot in the daylight. Don’t count on photoshop to edit out large details and messes in your home! 


Check Outside Curb Appeal 


Make sure the outside of your home looks nice! Mow the lawn, plant some flowers and trim those weeds! Curb appeal is everything in the potential sale of your home!

Prepare your home for the FALL market!


With the weather getting cooler and the leaves beginning to change, read below to learn how to prepare your home to sell in the fall! 


Analyze the Market and Price Your Home Right 


Decide if this is the right time to sell your home! Check with your local real estate experts for advice and help! 


Perform Inspections and Cleanings 


Check to make sure that applications like your HVAC system and furnace are properly working and ready for a potential buyer to move in!


Decorate For The Fall Season 


Interior/exterior decorating for fall, can go a long way in helping the potential buyer envision themselves living in your home. Buy some pumpkins or even a cute door decoration for your home, while avoiding things like blood and gore! 


Clean Up The Exterior


This can be as simple as raking leaves, weeding flower beds or cutting the lawn. Enhancing curb appeal, can show potential buyers that you care about the small details of your home! 


Prepare Your Home For Showings 


Embrace the fall season by burning a fall scented candle or even having pumpkin coffee brewing in your home. Make your home smell good with these fall scents!

Curb Appeal Tips!


We often don’t pay attention to the small details that make up our home. In order to attract the attention of potential homebuyers, use these easy and affordable curb appeal tips to upgrade your home! 


Walk Around The Outside of Your Home 


More often than not the small details of our home sometimes slip our mind. In order to see through the eyes of a prospective homebuyer, stand across the street or even take a drive-by of your home, to inspect details that may need to be upgraded!




Painting the outside of your house can be a great way to give it an updated look!


Plant a Tree


This can add life, style and longevity to one’s home and add to the curb appeal for a potential buyer. 


Add Flower Boxes 


This can bring a pop of color to one’s home and is relatively affordable!


Clean Walkways, Sidewalks, and Hardscape Areas 


Using a pressure washer to make sure that walkways and driveways are clean, can go a long way in the potential sale of a home!


Hire a Landscaper or Visit A Home Improvement Store 


If you aren’t an expert as to what would look good around your home, asking a professional for advice 0r help, is never a bad idea!


Light Up Your Exterior 


New light fixtures can increase function and style! 


Buy A New Mailbox 


While getting a new mailbox might seem small, it shows potential buyers that you care about the details and is a simple way to increase the curb appeal of your home!


Creating A Welcoming Entryway


Painting or replacing things like railings, doors, or stairs can increase curb appeal and draw attention to a beautiful entryway. 


Buy New House Numbers 


Nothing is worse than a potential homebuyer not being able to find your home because the house numbers are faded. This simple curb appeal tip, is a great way to ensure that homebuyers can find your house! 


Check Out More Curb Appeal Tips Here: https://www.lifestorage.com/blog/moving/diy-curb-appeal-tips-increase-buyer-appeal/ 



Behind The Transformation | 24 Grand View Ave


Come discover how Covelle & Company can help you sell your property.  As a seasoned realtor and interior designer,  Erica Covelle can take a property from distressed to daring. Designing, styling, and staging spaces is an art that takes a listing to the next level. Above you will see the inspiration for our latest project and listing, 24 Grand View. Erica produces her own designs, creating a cost-efficient renovation for the client to catapult and cash in on their well-deserved equity.


Luckily, Erica Covelle was born with the gift of making interior settings look fantastic. It’s what she loves most about her job selling real estate.  This talent (along with her experience as a professional interior designer and realtor) sets her apart from all other agents. She transforms “what it is” to “what it can be” while building equity and setting the scene to achieve top dollar numbers! Intrigued? Buckle up — we’re taking you through the design process of some of our most revealing transformations!  


Here are some pictures before the home has been designed:

Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:



New vanity and some matte black hardware make this bathroom shine! 

Living Room


Hello chic modern decor.



From drab to fab — with new hardware and designer light fixtures! 

Master Bedroom


With brighter walls, less clutter, and a modern feel, this space really opened up.

Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white-glove service. 

Thank you for looking at Designs By Erica.  Check out our Pinterest to get some awesome inspiration!

Designs By Erica | Broadway Master Bath


Erica has done it again with her exquisite eye for design and chic style, in creating this luxurious en suite master bath. This beautiful bathroom is home to the stunning 419 Broadway Terrace, located in Somerville. Each detail elevates the bathroom to make it feel like a little getaway in your own home. This space is clean, bright and paired with gold accents that gives it a contemporary flair. Let us introduce you to the gorgeous design elements that elevate this bathroom look! 


The first eye-popping look is the floating custom vanity. The light-toned wood perfectly complements the simple, yet clean white countertops and white-vessel sinks. The gold accents and faucets add a stunning look to this bathroom and only enhance the white space around and behind it. 



Adding a chic tile wall behind the countertops, brings out the clean and bright look of the bathroom. The side-by side silver accent mirrors, ties together and adds a more cohesive look to this gorgeous space. The grey geometric light fixtures, floating down from the ceiling, add a fun and modern element to the master bath. Paired with the grey hand towel, these light fixtures create a chicness that only heightens this space. In addition, the simplistic element of the decorative plant makes the room feel more complete. 



To finish off the bathroom, the flooring and walk-in shower enhance the look with magnificent floor-to-ceiling tile design. The flooring only enhances the space and ties together the look.


This en suite bathroom creates a contemporary, clean look that makes this master bath one of our favorite parts of this home. The whole of the master bathroom is flawless in every way. From the gold accents, white countertops, flooring and grey light fixtures, this space is yet another stunning Design By Erica.


Get the Look…


Interested in getting the look? Below are some items similar to those used to design and stage this incredible master bathroom.


Geometric Light Fixtures

We love these light fixtures! They are so elegant and chic!



Silver Accent Mirror

This is such a simple, yet sleek mirror that makes any bathroom stunning! 


Wall Mounted Faucets

This gold faucet is a nice addition to spice up any bathroom!


Vessel Sink 

This white vessel sink can add a unique element to any home! 


Modern Double Bathroom Vanity 

This spacious vanity provides style and comfort to any master bath!


Stripe Hand Towels

These are such cute hand towels, that would look gorgeous in any bathroom! 


Small Plant Decor 

Everyone can use a good plant!


“Designs by Erica,” part of Covelle & Company, helps clients transform their spaces into homes. Her soul mission is to evoke emotion and create demand. Erica’s attention to detail and style elevates appeal, assisting sellers and developers to sell more quickly and for more money. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this incredible renovation was made possible by collaborating with Lavelle Development. This fantastic company specializes in building and remodeling homes in the Greater Boston area. Keep an eye out for more collaborative projects from Covelle & Co. & Lavelle Development. A perfect match of design & development.

Looking for some inspiration? Loving these designs? Take a look at our Pinterest & Instagram accounts to get you kick-started on your own project!

Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering exclusive white-glove and design services!