Sitting at a settlement yesterday I was pleased when the buyers mentioned they thought my marketing materials and photos were good. This was a house that I listed and sold in 5 days with competing offers.
Ths morning I stumbled across the article on how houses with more and better photos get greater attention online
While I had (in a previous career) the opportunity to work with some of the country's top photographers, I've never really been a techie in that regard - I can appreciate composition and know a few of the right things to do.
here are a few tips
1) Experiment with height - don't be afraid to get down on your knees and see what that does to change the view
2) Pros use wide angle lenses and flashes to get more of the room and make it look brighter.
3) Watch out for "hot spots" glar on the lens. But don't be afraid to use the play of natural light to create interest
4) Don't be lazy for that great exterior view - hike across the street if necessary
5) Make sure there aren't decorations in the rooms (or outside) that will date a house - if you haven't told the home owner that Christmas decorations need to be removed in May, best do so.
6) Take lots of photos - I don't understand it when colleagues only take a few - digital makes it so easy.
7) Personally, I love a "layered" shot - with a little foliage or another object, in front of a view - it adds interest.
What tips do you have?