Ever thought your
property’s pictures look a
bit dull? We’ve devised a
list of our top tips to help
you take great pictures…
Loads of light! Filling the room with as
much natural light as possible, is important
when taking the perfect pictures of your
Dark, gloomy photo’s will only put potential
buyers and tenants off the property. Try
opening your blinds/curtains or taking pictures
whilst the sun’s out in the daytime. If some
rooms are naturally dark, than make sure you
use a flash when taking photographs.
Keep it tidy! Nothing’s more off-putting
than a messy, dirty property.
Before photographing your property, give it a
deep clean and ensure everything’s put away
in it’s rightful place. It will immediately make
the property look more attractive and will also
make rooms look bigger if they’re not packed
Get out the way! Make sure when you’re
taking your photo’s your reflection isn’t in the
mirror and no one else in the property is in
the way! It challenges your professionalism.
Take straight shots! Nothing’s more
annoying than looking at a property’s media
and seeing more shots of the ceiling than the
Ensure your pictures are taken straight on so
that your potential buyers or tenants can
observe the full potential of the property’s
space, furniture and other characteristics.
Close your Photoshop! Don’t start
editing your pictures to death – it will seriously
irritate your audience, especially if they’ve
made the effort to come and view a property
which has been falsely advertised. Slightly
increasing the brightness or contrast of your
photo is acceptable – but don’t start using
programme’s to remove or extend parts of a
Camera, not Camera Phone! Using a
professional camera such as a DSLR, will
allow you to take much better photographs
than an iPhone camera. The quality of your
pictures is important – an effective camera
will make your property look far more
Fix it! If anything’s broke in your property,
you want to get it fixed before you take your
photo’s. Advertising a home full of breakages
to potential buyers or tenants isn’t a great
Wait for the daytime! When you’re taking
a picture of the exterior of a property, you
must wait until the daytime – taking a picture
of the front drive at 10pm doesn’t advertise
your property’s assets well at all.
Daytime photo’s will allow you to provide a
clear, effective image.
Stand in the doorway! You want to show
your potential buyers or tenants as much of
the room as possible so, depending on the
room’s format, stand in the doorway or corner
of a room to get as much in your shot as you
Never sell your property short – you want
your audience to know how great and
spacious your property is.
Set the scene! It’s easy to make your
property dazzle! Straighten your cushions, put
out some flowers, light some candles, hang a
colorful painting on the wall… anything to
make your property look appealing!
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