They say a photo speaks a thousand words. To be sure, good ones have certainly sold thousands of homes. After all, photos are the first thing a prospective buyer will see—it literally determines whether your home makes it to their shortlist or not.
However, taking photos that truly capture your home’s beauty is easier said than done. If you need help, consider the following tips.
Always Use a Tripod
Holding a camera makes you more likely to get blurry images, especially if you have shaky hands. Borrow (or buy) a tripod to avoid this issue and to attain photos that are professional looking, thus more enticing to buyers.
Shoot Near Twilight
It doesn’t matter how good your camera is if the lighting in your home is bad. To achieve the best contrast, shoot your home’s interiors near twilight when the light isn’t as sharp, resulting in more inviting images.
Get a Great Facade Shot
Lighting matters when photographing your home’s exterior, too. For frontal images, keep the sun behind you so that the light shines on the facade. For best results, overall, schedule your shoot on a cloudy day when lighting is softer and less harsh than on bright days.
Take Photos in the Doorway
When photographing a room, take photos from the doorway so that you’re looking into the room. Such an angle makes for a more intimate photo, as if the person looking at it is in your home and surveying its interiors.
If you don’t have the inclination or the equipment to take compelling images, don’t fret. There are real estate brokers who can photograph Menifee homes for sale on behalf of their clients.