Photographing Your House So It Sells Faster

Real Estate Agent

When you are trying to sell a house, you will need pictures for marketing. Many lazy agents take outdated pictures they find on the internet (often taken by the previous agent), or worse they will just take screenshots off of Google Maps' aerial and street views screenshots instead of taking proper pictures. Spending the time to properly photograph your house is smart; the better the pictures you upload are, the more interest your house will attract from other realtors and sellers and the faster it will sell.


Professional Home Photography

Take photos that advertise your house favorably; ensure you capture clear photos of your home's most attractive feature and distribute them as much as possible. Take advantage of the  many social platforms and real estate sites including trulia, for sale by and zillow.

Here are some of the parts of your house you should remember to take photos so that you will sell your house fast:

Front of the home

For people to know the way the front of your house looks like, you should start by photographing the front of your house. When taking pictures of the front of your house you should ensure you capture all the features.

In case you've carried out landscaping as a way of trying to improve the appearance of your house, you should ensure you capture the landscaping work that you will have carried out.

The Backyard

There are some people who will be interested in knowing what is in your backyard. For you to ensure you enlighten them, you should take clear pictures of your backyard and upload them.

All the trees and flowers that may have been planted in the backyard should be captured well for you to attract the eyes of the prospects.

The Living Room

Potential buyers will easily know more about your living room after you decide to take clear photos of the living room and upload them. For you to make them know the exact size of your living room, you should try and take several photos of the living room which they will see on your posters online so that they will know exactly what to expect in the living room.

The Kitchen

All the kitchen cabinets should be captured well in the photos. The photos will be used by potential buyers to know the condition of the kitchen. You should ensure the photos capture the kitchen accessories such as faucets and sinks well.

The Master Bedroom

The master bedroom will have different home accessories such as inbuilt wardrobes and other features. You should ensure you capture all the futures in the master bedroom so that those who will be interested in a house that has certain features will find it easy to know the way your house looks like. In case you have a bedroom office space, you should capture it so that it will add value to the house.

The Bathrooms

The condition of the bathroom in your house will be known through the use of the photos which you will take. For you to ensure you have attracted many potential buyers. You should ensure you renovate the bathrooms and make them attractive.

After you make them attractive, you should take clear photos and display them online. Many people w he will be searching for houses online will compare the condition of the houses. After they discover yours is better, they will prefer buying it.

The Basement

The basement will involve areas such as floors. For you to make it clear to potential buyers on how your basement looks like, you should ensure you take photos of different areas in your basement and upload them.

In case you had taken time and made the basement attractive, you will attract more people into buying your house. This will offer you an option of looking for one who will offer the highest price. This at the long run will lead you to enjoying great value for your house.


Make sure the lens is clean so that it will capture clear photos. Many cameras will have settings which you should use for you to achieve photos with different effects, stay away from these.

You should always try and use the right settings of the camera. Photo editing should be done before uploading so that you will ensure all the details about your house have been displayed.

If you need more inspiration, visit  You will find plenty of examples to help you decorate and stage your photos. How do your listing's pictures compare to the ones there? Unless you are selling a preconstruction luxury apartment, the choice of your camera is not really important; as long as you are using a decent device you should be allright. 



Comments (3)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

David, excellent advice, and the better the photos, the more buyers you will get in the door, and more offers you may receive.

May 30, 2015 11:14 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Good advice, David!  FWIW, I love "Houzz" - the photos and info on that site are amazing.

May 30, 2015 12:18 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

David - Great post on how important pictures of a listing are, and how to make the most of those photos.

May 31, 2015 12:40 PM