Pictures are one of
the most important parts of your home’s marketing plan. They are usually the
first thing potential buyers see and can be a deciding factor in whether or not
they actually walk through your home. Here are some photo tips for taking the best possible pictures of your
Choose the right time
of day. Lighting is the single most important factor in taking
a good picture. Shoot on a bright, sunny day. Use natural light, when possible,
inside your home. If your home has a beautiful view of the sunrise or sunset,
take a photo of the view during that time.
Prepare your home.
Make sure your home is clean and the yard is free of debris. Keep the pets and
children out of your photographs. Remember, this is your buyer’s first
impression, and they want to see your home.
Find the right angle.
Don’t take flat pictures, like a dead-on photo of the front of your house from
the street or a single shot of the bedroom from the doorway. Angles create
definition. Get creative. Stand on chairs or ladders for interesting
Use a digital camera. Digital cameras are surprisingly affordable. You can take as
many pictures as you want, choose the best shots, and easily upload or email
them without the time-consuming scanning process.
Take your time. Don’t
rush through the task of photographing your home. Spend time in each room
determining its best features. Take several pictures of each room from as many
angles as possible. You want the best possible pictures.
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