9 Tips for Taking Photos That Help Your Home Sell
Good listing photos are critical in attracting buyers. Here are a few pro tips for capturing the best images.
1. Turn off the flash.
Open the curtains and try to use as much natural light as possible. Flashes can create unattractive shadows and distracting bright spots.
2. Think big.
Shoot from the doorway or from the corner to include as much of a room as possible. Rooms shot from an angle seem bigger.
3. Avoid photobombs.
Yes, your kids and pets are darling, but you’re not trying to sell them (hopefully). Keep them out of your listing shots.
4. No selfies.
To avoid starring in your photos, shoot mirrors from an angle.
5. Shoot from the hip.
Or chest. Shooting from a kneeling position helps make a room seem more spacious.
6. Go for a close-up.
Highlight architectural detailing, such as molding or tile work, with a close-up image.
7. Overcast is underrated.
Exterior photos have more depth when they’re taken on a cloudy day.
8. Take tons.
Take several pictures from each angle and in different lighting schemes to give yourself some options.
9. Use photo-editing software.
There are lots of free, easy-to-use photo editing tools available online that allow you to brighten your images and crop away distractions.
Your Realtor can help you pick the best images of your home, or find a talented pro to take some.