• If You Want To Sell Your Home, Quality Photographs Are a Must. Whether You Hire a Professional, Or Do It Yourself, Here Are Some Great Pointers


    You must purchase the right equipment. If you are taking photos yourself, it’s a good idea to use a high-quality camera with a wide-angled lens, because these are commonly used to make rooms look larger. You’ll need to shoot in high resolution, because this will make the photos look far more professional when you post them on the internet. Make a plan of the features that you wish to focus on. See: 10 Listing Photo Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Home. This is a good time to consult with your realtor, who may have more knowledge of which features in your home should be highlighted.

    54ff8227d6954-living-room-gold-orange-xlnSome features to focus on could include ensuites, fireplaces, walk-in closets or wardrobes, terraces, balconies, and spiral staircases. You’ll want to get clear photographs of bot the interior and exterior of your home. Before you take any photographs, remove personal items from the shot and clean and tidy up each area thoroughly.

    Photography Tips for Individual Rooms

    ▪Living Room: Because this is the part of the home where a family spends the majority of their time, be sure to create a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere. You can stage your home, by moving furniture around or remove it altogether, to create the desired effect. If you aren’t photographing for a while, you can also shop for some decorative items online if you don’t have many accessories to use. Read: How to Photograph Your House: Tips From the Experts.

    ▪Bedroom: This is also a very important part of the home. It’s where the owner will begin and end each day, and should be a private and restful sanctuary. As you prepare your bedroom for the photISdk4xgei3zpvf0000000000o shoot remove clothes from the floor. Buyers want to see a clean slate, not your private items. Make sure you’ve made the bed neatly and have highlighted any extra perks, such as a stunning view out the window.

    ▪Kitchen and Dining Area: This is usually an area that can benefit from a little bit of extra cleaning before a photo shoot. Remove any detergents or other household cleaning products, and tidy away dirty dishes. Focus on the best features to detract from a small space, if applicable. See: These Photos Prove Exactly How Much Real Estate Photos Matter.

    ▪Bathroom: Even a large bathroom can seem quite small in a photograph if shot from the wrong angle. Stand in the corner of the room to get the right angle, and make the room look larger. Take care not to accidentally include a photograph of yourself in the mirror

    As you shoot the exterior of the home, you’ll need to ensure that you have even lighting. Shooting your home at sunset or during twilight can create a beautiful atmosphere, casting a warm and inviting glow. You can even consider shooting your photo at dusk with all of your lights on, which will create a stunning contrast.


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    2 thoughts on “If You Want To Sell Your Home, Quality Photographs Are a Must. Whether You Hire a Professional, Or Do It Yourself, Here Are Some Great Pointers

    • Sarah says:

      I feel like iPhones take pretty good photos. People always comment how well I take picture, and I always use my phone.

    • Michael Murphy says:

      Hi Sarah,

      One idea is to take the photos from your phone, and edit/photoshop them on your computer. You should also consider hiring a photographer. Whatever method you decide to take the photos, you need to show them to friends or family, and even people who you don’t know, to get an honest opinion. Just remember, that the photos online are the most important factor in selling your home as that is where people begin their searches.

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