A couple in Bakersfield Vermont contacted me to photograph their home for a for-sale-by-owner listing. Hoping to get their listing noticed, they wanted professional real estate photos that would stand out from the sea of listings. While hiring a professional photographer can be an added expense for home sellers, it can be more than worth it in the long run. Quality photography can mean increased listing views, a shorter period on the market, and an improved chance of getting your asking price.
In another post of real estate photos, I listed a few tips for getting the best images. Here’s a few more to help you and your photographer get better images during a shoot:
• If you live in a rural area, get several angles of your property since most buyers looking to move away from a city or suburb are looking for more space and privacy. Photographing during the right season can make a huge difference so plan ahead if fall photos would be ideal for a spring listing.
• Show the light! If your home gets great natural light, make sure to highlight that. Open curtains and drapes and when possible pick the best time of day to capture the light coming into your home.
• Show interesting details and smaller vignettes of spaces that have cozy nooks or interesting built-ins. These elements add so much character to a listing!