When it comes to selling your home, there’s a clear correlation between photo quality and time on the market. It’s not a mystery as to why this is the case: better photos do more to show off your home and highlight its best perks. Taking good listing photos of your home is not the easiest task. Without effort and preparation, you can end up with photos which don’t do enough to portray your home in the best light and fail to generate enough interest from potential buyers. In this post, we will discuss a few tips you can use when you get ready to take listing photos.
Pick the Right Day
Not all days are created equal. This goes without saying, and yet it’s also worth pointing out specifically. The reason for this is because choosing the right day on which to take your photos is very important. If you take photos on a cloudy day, or rainy day, or any day which isn’t ideal, this can have a detrimental impact on your photos. The best way to approach this is to simply delay the photo shoot until the right day comes along. This may involve shifting things around a bit, or having your photographer on call for a spontaneous shoot, but it’s worth the effort.
Choose Good internal Lighting
Just as it’s important to have a good day for external shots, it’s equally important to have superior lighting for internal shots. In many cases, this may require going out and buying new lights from a hardware store or other home supply store. But doing so is worth the investment. Remember, these photos are going to give potential buyers the first impression of your home. If they see internal photos which are too dark or unclear, they may come away with a less-than-stellar impression regarding the quality or dimensions of your home. And that is something you want to avoid.
Avoid Excessive Editing
In some ways, you can think of your listing photos as being akin to photos on a dating app. If you post photos to a dating app, you want to make sure they’re an accurate representation. If your photos are too edited or “airbrushed,” this can cause problems. The same basic idea applies to listing photos of your home. Some amount of editing is probably necessary when you publish your photos, but excessive editing can be negative. Too much editing can lead to disappointed potential buyers or even create suspicion. If you’re editing excessively, some potential buyers may think you’re trying to cover up or hide something, and that isn’t a thought you want potential buyers to have.
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