How to Get Perfect Listing Photographs

In today’s real estate world, there is so much more to selling your home than just putting a for sale sign in your front yard.  A well thought out online portfolio with strong visual photographs of your home’s selling features is a requirement, especially if you want to sell your home quickly and at market value.  As the premier Brea realtor for all your real estate needs, I would like to share the following tips on how to take the perfect listing pictures.

Make it Wide

To capture the perfect listing photographs and showcase your home in its proper light, you are going to need specific lenses.  You cannot get these shots using your phone because it lacks a wide-angle lens.  A wide-angle lens makes the rooms look bigger.  Getting the best listing picture depends heavily on using the right camera lens.  If you are using your smartphone, you can purchase an attachable lens that will help you achieve that wide-angled look.

Work with the Light

If you do not have additional light sources such as strobes or flashes, the best way to achieve a strong visual listing photograph is to use natural light.  To get the most out of using natural light as your only source make sure to:

  • If you are looking to highlight a window and the room itself, it is best to take two separate photographs. Trying to combine them into one shot will either leave a dark room or a washed-out portion.
  • Never take photographs into a natural light source. Instead take the photo with the light source at your back.  This will give you clear pictures that are not washed out.
  • Always try to use early morning light or late afternoon light as both are softer.
  • Turn off all other light sources such as lamps. The perfect listing photograph should be clear and crisp.  This is what a natural light source will give you.  Artificial light such as lamps will cast an orange colour on your photographs.

Seek Advice

Finding the right real estate agent may be the most important decision that you make when it comes to selling your home.  Not only will the right agent know how to attract a wide range of clients to your home, they will also be up to date on the newest online real estate trends and understand the importance of building an effective online portfolio to showcase your house.

Here’s the Deal:

Work with your agent to create the strongest online portfolio complete with bold visual listing photographs to make your home stand out over the competition.

These simple tips should allow you to capture the perfect listing photographs that will highlight the strengths of your home.  If you would like other techniques that will help you with your listing photographs or are interested in some of the new and exciting real estate options that abound in Brea, please contact me today.  I look forward to working with you soon.




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