Florida Real Estate News –
Avoid common listing photo mistakes
NEW YORK – Listing photos should show off a house in its very best light, but some images do little to impress home shoppers. Realtor.com rounded up several of the worst real estate listing photo mistakes:
- Photographing corners: Taking a picture of one corner of a room shows nothing. Instead, include at least two corners of a room in a shot to help give viewers a sense of space and a feel for the area’s, says Hannah Walker, vice president of IMOTO Real Estate Photography.
- Odd close-ups: Don’t abuse a camera’s zoom feature and include average items, such as ceiling fans and appliances. Instead of including close-ups of the hot water heater and breaker panels, for example, let buyers assess their condition in person or allow their home inspector do it. “Photograph the look and flow of the property” with an eye toward the overall impression all photos make, rather than zooming in on something, Walker says.
- Darkness: Avoid photographing a home with the drapes closed. Natural light shows the home in its best light. “Open all blinds and curtains to let that natural light into the room,” Walker says.
- Bad bathroom angles: Bathrooms are usually one of the smallest rooms in a home and one of the most challenging to photograph. Test out shooting from different angles. “Professional equipment, including a wide-angle lens and tripod, will help you capture the small bathroom shots,” Walker says. “Also, if you or the camera get caught by the mirror, edit it out.”