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listing photos: Photographing Kitchens - tips for better listing photos - 01/15/09 12:09 PM
Any real estate agent who has a listing wants to have it look its best to attract buyers. Since most people start their home search on the web, and those viewers tend to use photos to exclude rather than include homes to look at, quality photos are more important than ever. Since kitchens and baths are major determinants of interest in a home, good photos of them are crucial. Tips for Good Kitchen Photos 1. Do not take a "table for sale" picture! When taking a picture of the eat-in area be sure to show the whole area. You are selling (2 comments)
listing photos: Simple Tips for Great Real Estate Photos - 01/01/09 12:31 PM
We have all seen too many really bad photos in real estate listings. Some real estate agents are better than others at taking photos, and some agents really are excellent. I believe that anyone can take decent photos of their listings with a little awareness and practice. The tips below are aimed at the average/below average skill level agent who uses a point-and-shoot camera set on "Auto" and wants/needs to improve the quality of their real estate photos. 1. Have the sun behind you, shining full on the front of the house for the exterior shot. Avoid extremely early or late (5 comments)
listing photos: How to prepare your listing for a Virtual Tour - 08/17/07 09:33 AM
The Realtor's Association did a poll on web features in which 83% of respondents rated photos "very useful" and 60% said Virtual Tours are very important. I expect that at some point Virtual Tours will be as expected on a web listing as photos are now. What can a realtor do to have their property look its best in a Virtual Tour? Some things are simple and obvious but are still overlooked. Doing some preparation and thinking ahead can also save time during the filming. Here are some tips: Park cars inside a closed garage or on the street, away from the houseClose (2 comments)
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