Important rules to follow when taking photos for your listing

Important rules to follow when taking photos for your listing

One of the most effective ways to advertise your property for sale is through online listings. Most people will go online to look for real estate property because it is time saving and they won’t have to spend much on travelling or an agent. One of the most important things about the listings is the photographs of the home. You only get one chance to impress the potential customers.  The pictures tell a lot about the property. You can hire a professional photographer to take the pictures of do it yourself if you have access to a good smart phone camera or camera.

Here is what you should do when taking the pictures

If your bathroom and kitchen were renovated recently, show them off in your listing photos. People do consider these areas when they are choosing the home. The goal of taking these pictures is to put up the best areas of the place. Staging your home will sell the kind of lifestyle your property has to offer. Create a cosy vignette before you take each photo to ensure the potential buyers envision themselves in the house

Buyers will often decide within seconds or minutes if they want to move to another listing, keep looking or add the listing to their basket when they look at the pictures of the curb. When taking the picture of the curb, ensure the entire house is in the shot including the fence. Consider the design of the front door or gate before taking the pictures. An attractive door has a high chance of setting a good tone for the entire home. Leave the door open when you are taking the pictures as a sign of welcoming the clients.

Have you considered a bird’s eye view of your home for your listings? Modern technology has changed the perspective in which people take photographs. If you have a drone or you know someone who does, you can use it to take an aerial view of the home. It will turn out modern and show a lot more of the home than a camera picture.

Avoid the following

Deceiving photos like using the fisheye pro to make your home appear larger will lose you some points on the listing. Plain, simple and clear pictures are the key to enticing listing pictures. Sometimes, the fisheye pro has a different effect on the property and will make it appear smaller and undesirable. Stick with a simple lens when you are taking pictures of the property.

Make sure you do not put the camera in weird angles when taking the pictures. Ensure the roofline and the house is parallel to the frame so you can get a level photograph. If it looks like a landslide on the property, the clients will not consider the property even once.

Final word

Try to be professional when taking these pictures to ensure the potential buyers are getting exactly what they signed up for. Avoid taking pictures that will make the place too personalised otherwise you will have a hard time selling the home.