Last week we looked at five of the top ten blunders that real estate agents make when photographing
their listings your home. Without further ado, let’s check out the final five.
5. Partial room shots
One should always stand in the corner of a room to get as much of the room in the shot as possible. Wide-angle lenses also help nicely with this. Foregoing that, there is an abundance of photo stitching apps that will make one decent photo instead of 2-3 awkward ones.
4. Dark interior photos
Maybe it was dark outside? Maybe no one bothered to turn on a light? Most rooms look better fully lit with photos taken in the daytime. If that’s not possible, an inexpensive light kit will usually take care of this.
3. Photos that reflect camera flash
Mirrors and windows are great at reflecting camera flash along with an image of awkward agent with said camera. Go figure! Shooting these things from an angle instead of dead-center will keep this from happening.
2. Photos with people or pets
Really?! I mean… really! Come on, people. Unless Mr. Fluffy Muffins conveys with the property, he needs to be OUT!
And the number one crime against real estate photography is…
1. Bathroom pictures with open toilet seats
Ah, yes. Just what every buyer wants to see! A stained thunder mug where they may soon perch themselves… For the love of Pete, please close the lid!!! For that matter, skip the bathroom pics all together. Unless it’s a truly amazing bathroom. Like with chandeliers and 24k gold faucets and stuff.
Photos of rooms with clutter or strange decor
Yes, I know we promised 10 things, but that’s how we roll here at Connect. Always throwing in a little something extra (along with a shameless plug for our staging service).
Sometimes, there’s no avoiding the elephant in the room that is your choice in decorating, which no amount of good lighting, photographic technique, and Photoshop skills will overcome. While we never judge one’s personal preferences, there’s no denying that some interior design choices will help sell a home faster than others. What follows wasn’t one of them…
When it comes to selling homes, the old paradigm is changing. Most people go online first to check out your home before they ever schedule a showing. To market effectively you need the best photos possible. What good is great internet visibility and fancy ad campaigns if the pictures look terrible?
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