Tips For Taking Great Real Estate Photos

By
Home Stager with Look Group

You have heard it all before that home staging and real estate photographers are on the same wave lengths, that's probably why they have the same clients (Realtors). Your marketing plan should include both a home stager and a real estate photographer to work hand in hand when it comes time to sell

When you are selling a home you need great photography to market homes to buyers. And a real estate photographer needs a home stagger to create a great space to photograph.  High-end Architectural photographers don't even show up for a shoot without a stagger or stylist to prepare the home they are selling.

Every day thousands of homes are sold around the world.  Technology has given us so many ways of bringing homes to market, but are the homes we view online truly making a connection with the buyers who are looking for the American Dream of homeownership?  Are we providing buyers and guests that view our homes a memorable experience or visit?  Are we adding value or hurriedly placing our homes on market before they are ready to sell?

Realtors don't always have direct control over what the home seller has done to prepare for a photo shoot:  but here are some things you can do to tap into this synergy and use it to your advantage:

 Foyer, kitchen and dining room shots:

  • Make sure the path way is clear
  • Remove all shoes and coats
  • Clear papers and clutter from table tops and counters
  • Put away dishes and remove rags and towels from faucets and ovens
  • Sweep in front of the fridge
  • Remove magnets and photos
  • Remove collections on top of the cabinets
  • Remove anything hanging on the back of a chair


Living room shots:

  • Turn off the television preferably move it if in the way of fireplace
  • Straighten art and lampshades
  • Remove piles of books and magazines
  • Remove family photos
  • Clear clutter from the tops of mantles, ledges and pianos
  • Remove toys
  • Remove anything that is distracting in the shot



Bedroom shots:

  • Make sure the beds are neatly made
  • Remove laundry
  • Make sure dust ruffles on the bed are parallel with the floor.


Bathroom shots:

  • Put the toilet lid down.
  • Remove personal care items from the counter
  • Make sure towels are hung neatly
  • Make sure shower curtain is not wide open
  • Do not photograph your reflection in the bathroom mirror

 If you would like more information on photography and real estate

You have heard it all before that home staging and real estate photographers are on the same wave lengths, that's probably why they have the same clients (Realtors). Your marketing plan should include both a home stager and a real estate photographer to work hand in hand when it comes time to sell

When you are selling a home you need great photography to market homes to buyers. And a real estate photographer needs a home stagger to create a great space to photograph.  High-end Architectural photographers don't even show up for a shoot without a stagger or stylist to prepare the home they are selling.

Every day thousands of homes are sold around the world.  Technology has given us so many ways of bringing homes to market, but are the homes we view online truly making a connection with the buyers who are looking for the American Dream of homeownership?  Are we providing buyers and guests that view our homes a memorable experience or visit?  Are we adding value or hurriedly placing our homes on market before they are ready to sell?

Realtors don't always have direct control over what the home seller has done to prepare for a photo shoot:  but here are some things you can do to tap into this synergy and use it to your advantage:

More tips I just updated my Squidoo page: How To Sell Your Home With Real Estate Photos / lots of tips http://tinyurl.com/ydnvrxy

Comments (1)

Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Jul 25, 2012 12:43 AM