Tips on how to professionally photograph your home in order to sell it
Updated: Jun 6, 2019
You are selling your home and want to take professional pictures by yourself? With the progress, 51% of buyers purchased a home they found online. That means that your bang-up real estate photos could cinch the deal before a buyer even sees the house.
Here are is few tips on how to achieve it.
1. Clean up your house first. Pictures need to be extremely tidy. Buyers want and need to see the full potential of your house to picture themselves in it, but that can be difficult to do when it is covered up in your things—no matter how important they may be to you. Consider picking a corner or specific set up, such as a dining room or a fireplace.
2. Lightning is crucial. The best lighting for indoor photos is when the sun is bright and shining. Outdoor shots are best taken at dusk. Avoid cloudy, rainy, and overcast days, as they can cause bad lighting and an uneven white balance. Consider also taking the majority of your pictures in the late afternoon as the sun filters dimly through the room.
You want the sun to be behind the camera so that colors are illuminated.
You should never rely on artificial lighting in a room, unless the house is dark itself and every lightbulb in the room is the same.
3. A good rule of thumb to stick by is that you want to capture more floor than ceiling. Floors are often patterned and interesting, especially if you have decorative tile or hardwood.
4. If a buyer finds your listing online, the photos are what you have to win them over. So, the photos need to create a compelling story of your home. Put the photos in the order you would enter the home.
The order should be: the exterior, then the entryway, kitchen, dining room, living room, master, and then any additional bedrooms.
Anyone who finds your house online should then feel like they’re walking through the home just like they would at an open house or if they lived there.
Are you ready now to take your pictures?