Imagine that you’re done with the decluttering, cleaning, renovating, beautifying, and everything is set and at the right place. Time for listing, right? Technically, yes. Some homeowners would spend thousands of dollars and hire a professional photographer to take amazing photos of their homes. There’s actually no need for that. Cut your cost and do it yourself! Here are some tips on how to take picture-perfect shots for that winning listing in South Florida.
A good camera basically does the trick. You don’t need to invest in a professional-grade kit, all you need is a digital camera with at least 10 megapixels. Add in a tripod for steadier and more professional-looking shots. Camera phones are a definite no-no. Although the latest phone models have great cameras, opt for the better output. Save the iPhone shots for selfies for this one.
The secret’s in the styling
Your home may be beautiful, but is it appealing to your target buyers? Charm them with a house that tells a story. Style it in a way that it’s warm and relatable (by adding a few personal knick-knacks and photos of your family in the mix), yet up-to-date and chic (add colors and textures). Time to take out your prized decors and linens from the closet!
Delight with lighting
Proper lighting is one of the keys to great photos. Believe it or not, it’s not ideal to take photos when the sun is out. An overcast weather is better, with the lights inside turned on. It will give your property that warm, cozy, and homey feel. To avoid overexposing your shots, turn off your camera’s flash.
Find your focus
Does your house have a great view of the sunset or have a roomy kitchen? Make sure that you highlight these features in your photos. Take note that you’re still selling your property, and it’s best to show its strengths through magnificent photos. This will also narrow down your potential buyers, as it will lay out what your house has and doesn’t that fit their requirements.
Edit a bit
Yes, you have the perfect photos, but you can still improve them with a bit of editing. Adjust the color, brightness, or even remove items you think are better to be not included in the shot. There are easy-to-use editing tools available online, or you can ask a friend or family member do it for you.
Show the bigger picture
Do your clients a favor and show them a better view of your home, not just the interiors but also the location. This is one of the biggest considerations when buying a property, and adding this may help you find a new owner. If you have an impressive neighborhood, don’t hesitate to incorporate some shots.
A proper stack of photos can make or break your sale. Just remember that these photos are meant to improve your offer, and your home should back the claims. Let these tips help you get the perfect snaps and score that winning pitch.