Tips to Help You Take Great Property Photos

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Tips to Help You Take Great Property Photos

If you want to entice buyers to visit your home for an inspection then it’s important that your listing presents your home in the best light possible.

There is a range of reasons why a homeowner will want to forego the use of an estate agent and instead create and manage their property listing themselves. Whatever the reason, it’s important that these sellers take the time and steps to ensure that the listing they create shows their property at its best.

Improve the Quality of Your Property Listing

A great way to improve the quality of a property listing is by taking and choosing impressive photos. To help you get started, Speedy Title and Escrow Services have some easy-to-follow tips below to help you take great photos of your home.

Don’t Be Afraid to Take Multiple Photos

Even if you were to employ the services of a professional photographer with decades of experience, they wouldn’t stand at the doorway to each room, snap a picture, and then move to the next space. So why would you do this? Each time that you are ready to take a photo of each room, take the photo and then change one of these items:

  • Adjust the lighting conditions.
  • Move the camera.
  • Remove a furniture item.
  • Add a furniture item.
  • Move an item in the room.
  • Open/Close shutters and curtains.

Once you've done this, take another photo, and then continue down the list. This will help to ensure you have a range of photos to choose from when creating your listing, and also provide inspiration when writing the accompanying text description.

Camera Quality

Speaking of cameras, it’s important that you don’t use a disposable camera or a camera on a budget cell phone. Buyers will rely on photos when browsing online and don’t have time or interest to view low-quality photos which have them guessing much of how the property looks. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you need to rush out and buy an expensive professional camera. Instead, speak with your friends or family and ask if anybody has a high-quality camera you can use or, failing this, a high-end cell phone which you can use for a few hours and benefit from its camera. While it may seem like a lot of trouble, your listing truly will benefit from high-quality photos. If your buyers will be using borrowed funds then their lender will require title insurance, which means the requirement of a clean title. To ensure the title of your property is clear from issues or inconsistencies, speak with Speedy Title and Escrow Services at (586) 739-2233 before you open your property to buyers.

Don’t Exaggerate

Here is a truth: Buyers will attend your property before they buy it. Despite this, many sellers use persuasive language and photos which don’t accurately depict the condition or benefits of a property. With this in mind, resist using pictures which make the room appear much bigger than it is or give the illusion that storage space continues out of the frame of the picture when it doesn’t. Being honest in this way helps ensure that the buyers who you do spend the time showing around are interested in your property before they arrive and prevents buyers from being disappointed when they arrive, leaving immediately after.

No Blurry Shots

One of the worst things which you can do, yet something which too many sellers continue to do, is to use blurry photos of your property and its interior. A professional photographer would ensure steady shots by using a tripod, however, you can achieve a similar look without the use of expensive camera accessories. Simply resting your camera against a pile of books which are sitting on top of a chair and using the timer function is a great way to ensure you don’t get a blurry photo caused by shaking hands or the pressing of a shutter button. Whatever you need to do to ensure that your camera doesn't move while you are taking the photo to get you a clear and crisp shot each time, be sure that you do it.

Smart Buyers Want Title Insurance in Clinton Township

A buyer’s mortgage provider will want to protect their risk, and your buyers will want to protect their homeownership with title insurance, which requires the title of a property to be clear from errors and potential problems. To ensure the title of your property is ready for buyer scrutiny, speak with an expert at Speedy Title and Escrow Services by calling (586) 739-2233.