A picture says more than a thousand words, it’s an old saying. Of course, this also applies to real estate. It doesn’t matter what you wrote that the apartment you are selling or renting is luxurious, bright, with no investment, if you don’t see it in the photos. If you didn’t even include photos with your ad, chances are that someone will contact you. In a sea of ads, photographs are something that can add value to your property and therefore make an effort.
Here are five tips for making great photos
Take pictures in daylight
Avoid photographing the apartment in the evening or at night, as the space may look cramped or messier. A well-lit apartment with plenty of daylight is something that is highly valued among tenants. Make an effort to show what your apartment looks like in the daytime, unfold the curtains, photograph the illuminated space. Avoid the parts of the day when the sun is shining directly through the windows and pay attention to objects in the room that can create glare.
Take photos from multiple angles
If a room is larger, paint it from multiple angles. This is especially true of the living room and bedroom as well as the rooms that have closets. In this way, interested users will be able to see the appearance of the whole room, but also to create an image of its shape and dimensions. Do not take photos from above or from below. It is best to shoot from about 1.5 meters high.
Take pictures of all the rooms
The future tenant or owner of your property is interested in every room in the apartment. Take pictures of all the rooms, the kitchen, the toilet, but also the extra rooms – storage, terrace, even the basement or garage. Keep the most beautiful room in the cover photo of your ad. Photos should show the real condition of all rooms.
Remove any unnecessary trifles
Take away all the little things that can visually damage the image of your property – scattered newspapers, cigarette boxes, glasses on the table, jacket on the armchair. The goal is to present the property as a neutral setting and to keep the irrelevant details distracting to interested parties. Make sure to present the property as a place that others can think of as your future home, and especially highlight the parts of the property that are specific and attractive.
Take pictures of the exterior
This item is especially relevant if you are advertising a home. The courtyard, the gate, the garage, the look of the house from the street all deserve to be found in the photos of your property. As for the apartment, be sure to take a picture of the view from the window and the building from the street. Sometimes it can be useful to show the entrance to the building itself, especially if the building has a reception desk, video surveillance, a special wheelchair access, or other additional functionality.