When prospective buyers are on the hunt for a new property they’ll jump straight online to begin their search. This means that to attract house-hunters you will need great photographs of your home to stop them from scrolling past yours onto the next. Whilst we offer outstanding presentation of your property for sale with crisp photographs, here are seven handy tips to ensure your property is photo ready and stands out from the crowd:
It’s amazing how a well-lit room can really make a photo shine. If sunlight flooding in from a gorgeous bay window makes your lounge look lush then make sure to capture the moment. If a bedroom is on the dull side then switch on lights and lamps to create an ambient mood. You want the lighting to be soft as it’s more flattering. For exterior shots take a selection of daylight and dusk photographs to show how to house changes through the course of the day.
- Photo ready room
You’ll hear it time and time again when it comes to selling houses, but you need to clear the clutter. Tidy away dirty cups and plates when you need to take shots of the kitchen. Pack away the kids’ toys to show off the space in your lounge and hide away the mountain of coats clogging up the bannisters in your hallway. People know that there is a family living in your home but not taking pride in your home’s appearance may lead potential buyers thinking that there will be further, more costly areas of the property that are unkempt.
- Use a tripod
If you’re not using professional equipment and don’t have a steady hand then a smart phone on a tripod can still capture great photos. A tripod allows you to set up a shot and then keeps your camera in place while you go and move things around to adjust the room without having to reset the angle each time.
Take your time when setting up your photos. Really look at what’s captured in the frame you’re about to take a shot of. If something isn’t right then correct it. If a glass vase is reflecting light on a wall causing shadows then move it. Unsure if that rug makes the room look cluttered? Then try some photos with and without it so you have a selection to choose from. Keep moving things around and changing the angle to ensure you show the room at its best.
- Low angle shots
Getting a lower camera angle can create photographs that feel more intimate to the objects in the room and makes those looking at them feel part of the shot. It should make them want to step into the room and explore it further.
- All about the detail
Do keep in mind that not all your photos need to be at a wide angle taking in the entire room. It can actually be very beneficial to have a few detail shots that capture a beautiful fixture or period feature that you want to highlight. Mix the wide with the detail to really show off your home.
- Stay out of the shot
Finally, try not to make a guest appearance in your photos. Capture mirrors, TVs and glossy surfaces from an angle to avoid your reflection. Try to find a position that reflects the best part of a room adding depth and light making it appear more spacious.
Looking to get your property ready for sale? Get in touch with us today by calling on 01324 811 233 or email [email protected] and we can work with you to get your home perfectly presented.