Today, most homebuyers start their search for a new home online, and when they do this, real estate listings without any pictures are passed up almost immediately. If you’re getting ready to put your home on the market, here are some tips for taking photos that will set your home above other real estate listings:
- While you don’t have to have top-of-the-line equipment to take pictures for your listing, don’t use the camera on your cellphone. It’s recommended that you use a camera with at least five megapixels and a tripod to get clear pictures.
- Many real estate listings feature pictures that don’t entice buyers. To tempt buyers to schedule a showing, focus on taking pictures of your house, and not what’s in it. However, don’t forget to include colourful items in your pictures to attract attention.
- When it comes to taking pictures for any occasion, the more natural light there is, the better. When you take photos for your listing, open up the curtains in your home and avoid taking pictures on a day that’s gray and gloomy.
- Real estate listings that stand out have photos taken from the doorways of rooms. When you take pictures, always try to stand in the doorway looking in.
- Instead of taking pictures of your home’s exterior directly from the front, try shooting them at an angle. This will give buyers an in-depth view of your home rather than a flat, one-dimensional figure.