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How to Sell Your Home with Better Listing Photos

Did you know that over 90 percent of buyers start their home search online, and most first impressions are made from online photos? If you want to make sure that people are interested in buying your home, you need to make sure that the impression it makes is a good one. Follow these tips for taking listing photos that stand out, attract buyers, and get your home sold.

Photography Basics

Change perspectives
Listing photos can become redundant when all the images shown are taken at an eye-level perspective. Keep a buyer’s attention by getting low and shooting up, or standing on a step-stool for a bird’s-eye view to create a more dynamic perspective.

Zoom in
It’s tough to notice the original crown molding or your brand-new, eco-friendly appliances when the photo was taken from the doorway. Take a few steps forward to zoom in on can’t-miss features.

Steady the focus
Blurry images are a huge turnoff to buyers. The most common culprit is a shaky hand. A tripod can fix that. Don’t have one? Simply steady the camera on a surface for an innovative alternative.

Lighting matters
It’s best to photograph your interior in natural light. Open up the blinds and let the sunshine in, but be careful to avoid harsh, direct sunlight, which causes intense shadows. Photograph each room at the time of day that shows it in its best (and natural) light.

Avoid the flash
A flash can result in glare and add some unsightly or dated coloring to your home. In rooms with little-to-no natural light, turn on as many warmly lit light sources as it takes to produce an inviting ambiance.

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