Think you’re all set to start selling and posting your home on your own?? Hold your horses! There’s more to it than simply uploading images to your listing and calling it a day. It’s no secret that taking more appealing photos of your home will greatly improve the chances of attracting interested buyers. But there’s an art to it, a way to let your home stand out from the rest and attract more eyeballs to your property. How can this be achieved? We’ve gathered some tips to show off your home in its best light.
So, how do I take great photos of my home?
1. Tidy up your home before photo-taking
This may be a no-brainer but the little things truly go a long way in improving the way your home looks in photos. Your listing is the very first impression a home searcher would have of your home and to ensure it is a good one, it’s important to get rid of any eyesores such as discarded laundry, built-up clutter (eg. toys, books, even electronic cables) and pet items. Be sure to straighten up things that the camera will capture as it would look more professional.
2. Spruce up your interior design
For extra brownie points without the heavy commitment of a home renovation, you can create a more stylish impression of your home by taking a stab at interior decorating. Without going overboard, you can simply add some tasteful touches such as area rugs to soften the look of tile flooring and decorative flowers, cushion covers, and lamps to elevate your home’s interior style without breaking the bank.
3. Embrace bright and natural lighting
Good lighting is key for successful listings. Home searchers need to be able to see your home in all it’s glory before they can decide if your property is their next dream home. You can do this by waiting for the best time of day for natural light which is midday for maximum sunlight and no dark, shadowy casts.
4. Show off unique features
We’ve covered all the basics of taking decent home photography shots but what does it take to ensure your home stands out from the rest? Highlight your home’s unique features, of course! Have an outstanding view of the greenery? Be sure to capture it in a shot when the day is still nice and bright. Does your bathroom have a bathtub? Don’t forget to feature it in your listing.
5. Strike the right height balance
When it comes to angling photos, don’t go too low or too high. It’s best to shoot your home at eye level as it will capture the most accurate perspective of your home. A good rule of thumb to follow is to go slightly lower than eye level for that expansive straight-out-a-magazine look and feel when taking photos of your property for sale.
Showing off your beloved home takes a little work but it will be worth it in the end when you’ve managed to find the right buyer and complete your home transaction successfully.
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