5 Tips to Make Incredibly Impressive Listing Photos

Posted by Krista Fracke on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 12:36pm.

While specifications, location and price can attract potential homebuyers to your home, poor listing photos can quickly turn them away. Your listing photos are critical when selling your home in Jacksonville. These provide the first impression of your space and showcase the workmanship and beauty of your home. Here are five simple tips to make potential buyers quickly call and sign up to see your Jacksonville home.

1. Use Quality Equipment

With today’s technology, many individuals will walk through their home and take photos with their smartphone. While cell phone devices can capture decent digital images, nothing compares to images captured with high-quality cameras. If you don’t own a camera, borrow one from a friend or neighbor, or even invest in one. You may find you use the camera more than you may expect.

2. Use wide-angle lenses

Wide angle lenses are ideal for capturing images of areas in your home. This type of lens captures wide, more detailed photos and it allows buyers to get a better view of an entire space. However, be cautious when you use this type of lens. Often, amateurs try to force more items and details into a photo. You still want to ensure there is a focal point in your shots.

3. Utilize Natural Light

Light is welcoming and inviting to potential buyers. Individuals can quickly turn away from a home that appears dark and dreary. As you take photos, keep natural light in mind to brighten your photos and make the home appear warm and friendly. Avoid taking photos during nighttime hours and turn on the lights in each room.

4. Plan Accordingly

As you capture your listing photos, you want your Jacksonville home to look just like it would during an open house or when potential buyers tour it. Clear off counters, put away personal items, vacuum the floors. A large turn off for buyers is to view a home that is messy and cluttered. This gives the impression that the home is not well cared for and it will require much cleaning and maintenance. Stage your home and prepare accordingly for the photo shoot. If you have kids at home, send them to a friend or family member’s home to ensure the home stays clean during the entire photo shoot.

5. Hire a Professional

One of the best ways to ensure high-quality images and more traffic to your online listing is by hiring a professional real estate photographer. A professional knows all the tricks to ensure beautiful images, has the proper equipment and knows what aspects of the home to capture and which ones to avoid.

There are many photography secrets you can utilize to create beautiful listing photos. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you take the time and put forth the effort to do a good job. These photos can make all the difference whether you have potential buyers in Jacksonville knocking on your door or your home sits on the market. 

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