Tips for Great Home Photos
Photos provide the important first impression of your property to homebuyers. In fact, homes with photos and details get 50% more offers and 25% higher offer amounts. Follow these best practices so that your Bluebid photos properly showcase your home and attract the most offers.
Your photos should feel like a visit
Include photos of the exterior, and then each room as you would walk through your home. Ideally, your home photos include:
Exterior shot of your home from the street
A messy home distracts from its best features. It is a challenge to focus and appreciate a room, when the room is overrun with toys and knick-knacks. To make your listing photos stand out from the others, try to declutter your home prior to taking pictures.
In order to get as much as possible in one shot, shoot the photo from the corner of the room. Not only will this angle make the room appear larger, but it will also show as much as possible in one frame.
Stage the home for photos
Ensure beds are made, and the kitchen and bathroom are clean. If possible, limit personal touches such as family photos and collectible items. This will help make your home appear welcoming yet neutral.
Show off views and emphasize natural light
Homebuyers love natural light, so open blinds and curtains to emphasize the natural light and surrounding views. Also, make sure windows are clean, and try to take your photos at the time of day when the lighting is ideal.
Photograph your home's best features
What is your home’s best feature or features? Is it the newly updated kitchen or the beautiful walk-in closet and the finished basement? Maybe it is the grand living room with an amazing fireplace or your beautiful garden? Remember to take photos of your home’s best features.
Shoot photos from the corner of the room
It is extremely difficult to capture an entire room in one shot. In order to get as much as possible in one shot, shoot the photo from the corner of the room. Not only will this angle make the room appear larger, but it will also show as much as possible in one frame. Make sure to choose the angle with the best lighting and best view of the room.
Be selective with your photos
Quality of photos is more important than quantity. Research shows the optimal number of photos is between 22 and 27. However, you can add photos as you take great ones, so there is no pressure to include any that are less than ideal