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Photo Tips

Photo Tips

Quality photos are essential to your success.

For best results, we offer these tips for taking good photos:

  • Take exterior photos of your property on a sunny day when the sky is blue. Avoid shadows and make sure the sun is shining on the front of your house. Dull days produce dull photos!
  • Take interior photos during daylight hours. Turn lights on in every room and use your camera’s automatic flash. Do not take interior photos after the sun has set.
  • To avoid glare and reflection - do not shoot directly into a window or mirror.
  • To avoid blurry or poor quality photos - Hold your camera absolutely still when taking pictures! Do not post dark or blurry photos online!
  • Concentrate on taking the most attractive rooms in your house. Usually, one bedroom photo is sufficient.
  • Photograph your rooms in sequence just as you wish to see them posted online. Start with the front exterior of your house, followed by your living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, master bedroom, master bathroom, rear exterior, pool, backyard and gardens. Take plenty of photos and select only the best! Our site will allow you to post up to nine photos with your listing.
  • To obtain nice photos, it may be necessary to rearrange some furniture, clear off countertops, fold towels, close toilet lids and remove papers on the refrigerator. Your property’s online appearance will make a difference to a prospective Buyer! When in doubt, ask another person’s opinion of the quality of the photos. (When in doubt, more light is always better than less!)
  • Remove all personal items and valuables before taking pictures. Try to showcase your home, not your valuables!

Below are some sample photos with descriptions for your review:

Exterior Photos - Take photos on Sunny Days - Obtain the right exposure!

Sunny Day -Sun on front of house

Sunny Day -Sun on front of house

Sunny Day - Shadows on front of house

Sunny Day - Shadows on front of house

Cloudy Day - Sun on front of house

Cloudy Day - Sun on front of house

Cloudy Day - Shadows on front of house

Cloudy Day - Shadows on front of house

Seasonal Photos

Summer

Summer

Winter

Winter

Interior Photos - Add plenty of lighting!

Inside photos with natural daylight

Inside photos with natural daylight

Inside photos with lights turned on

Inside photos with lights turned on

Poor daytime interior without lights turned on

Poor daytime interior without lights turned on - 1
Poor daytime interior without lights turned on - 2

Select your best angle!

Good Exterior Angle

Good Exterior Angle

Poor Exterior Angle

Poor Exterior Angle

Good Interior Angle

Good Interior Angle - 2

Poor Interior Angle

Poor Interior Angle - 2

Organize your rooms before taking photos

Disorganized Room

Disorganized Room

Too Much Clutter

Too Much Clutter

Use your camera’s zoom to select the proper distance

Too Far Away

Too Far Away

Too Close

Too Close

Photograph your property’s best selling points!

Evoke emotion with a variety of photos exterior, interior, gardens, pools & ponds

Pond

Pond

City View

City View

Bath Whirlpool Tub

Bath Whirlpool Tub

Elevated Deck

Elevated Deck

Garden

Garden

Gazebo with Views

Gazebo with Views