Photos That Sell: Tips For Getting The Best Pictures Of Your House For Sale


Taking good pictures of your home is essential for attracting interested buyers. People look at listings online, and the photos show them whether or not the house is worth going to look at in person. You need your pictures to show the space, layout, angles, and features of your home. Here are tips to get the best pictures possible.

1. Declutter.

Clear off your kitchen counters. They should be bare when you take pictures. Remove bulky furniture from each room, leaving just the basics behind. For example, if you keep a big bookshelf and a desk in your master bedroom, take these out and just have the bed and dresser in the room for the picture. Extra furniture and clutter can make rooms seem smaller and messier, especially in pictures, which will deter buyers. 

2. Increase light. 

Don't take pictures at night when the house has to be lit with interior lights only. These will not look as inviting as pictures full of natural light from open windows. Open the curtains and blinds. Buyers love to see lots of natural light in a house, so the more you can show in your photos, the better. 

3. Get good exterior pictures. 

You might consider hiring a drone company to take shots of your exterior. This way, you can highlight the big lot, the roof condition, the nice angles of the home, and give the buyer a good idea of the house's position (how close it is to the street and other neighbors). Drones can get wider shots that you can while standing on the ground, so your house will look truer to life than pictures you take yourself.

Don't forget to take a picture of the backyard from both angles (from the back of the house and from the back of the yard looking at the house. Also, every photo combination is not complete without a photo of the garage and exterior storage options like garden sheds. 

4. Don't neglect important rooms.

Buyers want to see the rooms they care about the most. Even if you aren't super impressed with your bathroom and kitchen, these are important to buyers, and listings without photos of these areas will not do as well. You might even hire a professional cleaner to come and take care of these areas before you take pictures just so they can be as clean and nice as possible. 

Contact a photography service, such as Hermosa Hive, for more help.


15 August 2019

Good Photos Preserve Great Memories

When I was a child, it seemed like my parents never stopped taking photos of me and my brothers. I actually began to hide every time they got the camera out. When I moved out on my own, I vowed to never own a camera. I ended up purchasing a cell phone that had one, and after playing around with it a little, I learned how much fun it was to take photos! I loved it so much I went to school to learn how to be a professional photographer, and I enjoy every minute of my job. Just the other day, I took a look at all of my family's old photos and, I have to admit, I am so glad my parents took them! I have a little spare time to fill, so I decided to start a blog to share my photography tips! Come back often!