They say a picture speaks a thousand words. That’s certainly true in real estate. Sure, property descriptions are vitally important, but photos are essential. Especially these days, when so many people view listings online, the right photos can mean the difference between a buyer becoming interested in your property or moving on to the next listing.
So, what photos should you take?
Recent studies suggest that the more photos the better. Property listings that feature several photos tend to attract more buyers than those with just a single picture or none at all. So, you’ll want to have plenty taken. Some of the most effective shots include:
- Photos of each room.
- Desirable features, such as a gorgeous fireplace.
- The property facade.
- The backyard and other appealing outdoor features.
- Key rooms from multiple perspectives, such as the kitchen, master en suite, and dining room.
Before having these photos taken, be sure to prepare. If you were having a family photo taken by a professional photographer, you’d probably ensure everyone dressed their best. The same holds true when listing pictures are taken. Make sure your home looks its best.
Get as much decluttering and cleaning done as possible before pictures are taken. Also, if there are any repairs needed around the home, especially ones that are likely to show up in a photo, get those taken care of too.
Of course, if you need to list your home quickly, there are ways to shoot photos that still look great, even before your home is 100% prepared.
Listing photography doesn’t take that long, so scheduling won’t be a big concern.