Entry #40, March 14, 2010
Are you considering selling your home? In this home market most buyers are searching online from local to internationally for real estate. The pictures that are taken of your home, will be the difference in multiple showings, or none at all. Here are 3 tips for how to take quality pictures of your home for sale, and weed out the competition!
The Multiple Listings Search or MLS is a listing service to find real estate for sale. This service offers pictures, video tours, and the description of the home. You will want to have the best pictures possible to showcase your home.
Make sure rooms are de-cluttered and showcase as much space as possible. Choose the rooms of your house that have “wow” factor. If you have a great kitchen, or a pool in the backyard take pictures of them. If you vave a great kid’s room, consider taking pictures of it. Try and avoid overdoing the picture taking. An average of 5-10 quality photos is about all buyers are going to flip through. Make sure superior lighting illuminates the scene. Open up blinds, turn on under counter lighting and lamps.
Using a quality camera at the highest resolution will make the difference in your photos. This is especially important if your pictures will be enlarged for print, flyers and advertisements. Remember, you can always reduce the size if needed at a later time, but always start off with the largest size.
3.) Exterior photographs:
One misconception is that the interior of your house is all buyers want to see online. This simply isn’t true. If a buyer doesn’t like the look of the house on the exterior, they may not even make it in the front door. Curb appeal, is essential. Pick up toys, trash cans, and hide out of view of the camera. Landscaping should look fresh, and inviting. If you have a few fix-it items to do on the exterior, do them first! Often times sellers rush to take photos, and this can be a negative in the end.
Remember you are marketing your home through your photographs, so make them great!
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