Top 5 Real Estate Photo Errors to Avoid

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Newport/East Bay


Top 5 Real Estate Photo Errors to Avoid


Error 5: The hidden house. Your feature listing photo should be taken from the front of the home, ideally without obstruction.


Error 4: The artsy photo. Buyers want to know hwat a house truly looks like. Don't "enhance" your phots. Keep real estate

            photos original.


Error 3: Poor photo quality. Blurry or hazy photos are an obvious no-no. Upgrade to a better camera if you're constantly 

            having problems with photo quality


Error 2: Poor lighting. A beautiful house can appear foreboding or abandoned if taken in low light. Get better results with

            sun behind you (mid-morning or mid-afternoon) depending on location.


Error 1: Wrong season. Most houses don't look there best behind snow drifts and bare trees. Do your best to photograph

            on a snow-free day, or ask your sellers for a great picture of the house from spring or summer.


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Erica Sousa  



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Comments (3)

Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

So true Erica, great tips. Photos can say so much about a property and we need it to be all good things!

Dec 08, 2012 06:27 AM
Barbara Le Pine
ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE, serving Lincoln County - Newport, OR
Your agent for the Central Oregon Coast!

Erica, I once had a listing that was covered in snow, it did not look good in the MLS but it was the only photo I had until the snow melted. Once I had a sunny day, I bought some flowering plants for the porch and reshot the photos - the house was shown immediately after that. It was a yellow house, I bought red flowers and blue planter boxes, totally changed to look of the photos. Great post.

Dec 08, 2012 06:34 AM
erica sousa
Keller Williams Realty Newport/East Bay - Newport, RI

Thank you Al, Peggy and Barbara! As we all live in climates that honor the snow...we must be diligent in capturing the right photos!

Congratulations Barbara! The color contrast must have popped! Very cheerful!!

Dec 08, 2012 06:48 AM