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Tips for Taking Good Pictures of Your Home

Monday, May 11, 2009 posted by Tommi Crow

Pictures are crucial in motivating buyers and showcasing your property.   In fact, homes advertised with great pictures attract 50 percent more interest and sell much faster than other homes that are poorly marketed.

Taking great pictures of your home is easy for the most novice do-it-yourselfer, if they follow these tips from the pro’s.  

  1. Staging the Shot is Critical:  No People and no pets in the picture help the buyer imagine themselves in the room.  Flowers always help.  Remove all clutter and evidence of anything personal.  Move furniture to look good in the picture, even if you don’t live that way.
  2. Lighting:   Turn on all the lights, but leave the fluorescents off because they distort colors.  Light candles in the fireplace (shown top left) to punch up ambience.  Shoot one exterior shot at twilight (shown below) with all the interior and exterior lights on.







     3.  Camera Angle:  Stand in Corners of the room and aim the shot toward the other corners.  The room looks bigger, if there are no more than 2 walls in the picture.   Crouch down and take the shot from a kids height (may explain why houses get smaller as we get older) to make any space appear larger.   Try to keep the back of the camera parallel to walls or doorways to make the room feel taller.

Thank you for visiting homes for sale or rent website.   If you are serious about selling a home, remember that a picture paints a thousand words and each one should motivate buyer to take a look inside for themselves.  If you aren’t using 20 good photo’s in your home ad, please do yourself a favor, grab your camera and upload some new ones.  You will be very glad you did!