These are the steps that we recommend you take when it comes to photographing your property.
- You must shoot images on a sunny day, no exceptions: unless terrible weather is one of your selling factors, don’t give buyers the impression that they will have anything other than great weather. If you can’t make it personally, enlist the help of a friend, a caretaker, or even a tenant to snap at least one exterior photo when the sun is shining.
- The ‘golden light’ of early morning or early evening, especially for exterior images, is the greatest time of day taking photos.
- Is it better to have people or not? When it comes to including people in your photographs, there are two schools of thinking. On the one hand, a kind, smiling face humanizes a property, which may entice someone to submit an inquiry. Do the individuals in the photo, on the other hand, make you want to be there? Or do they make you skip dinner? Make sure they’re in sync with your home’s essence and ‘adding to the dream.’
- Consider focal elements in photographs: fireplaces, comfortable furniture, and lovely windows with views are all excellent focal points. TVs and refrigerators are typically poor focus points. And, please to not put cars in your pictures!
- If the finest thing about your house is its location, such as being two minutes from the beach or the ski slope, why not show it off with one of your photos? Provide folks with something to aspire to.
- Don’t merely exhibit your home’s interiors, no matter how lovely they are. It appears as if you are hiding something if you do not show outdoor photos. What about the view if your home’s façade is unremarkable? An ad or website with mainly interior photographs is claustrophobic and unpleasant from a psychological standpoint.
- Use flash sparingly (unless you really know what you are doing). Bring in as much natural light as possible.
- Use a fisheye lens on your camera to get everything in the shot in small rooms. If you don’t have one, stand in a corner on a chair and stare down at the room.
- If there are no leaves on the trees, don’t snap shots in the winter; naked trees appear chilly and unwelcoming.
- Showcase your abilities. Show something else if your kitchen is small; show your main bedroom if it is large. People will seek out the positive aspects of life and fill in the holes in their minds.