More and more prospective buyers browse for a property on their computer, Ipad or on their mobile phone. Eye-catching photographs generate more interest from potential buyers and can lead to more viewings, higher offers and quicker sales. So how to maximize your property’s potential and how to make your property stand out?
- 1. Prepare your home
Preparing for the photoshoot starts with decluttering and depersonalizing your home. The interior is the most important aspect, so making sure it’s clean and tidy is a must.
- 2. Home staging
Home staging can make a big difference. Staging can make your house look bigger, brighter, warmer, more loving and, best of all, it makes home buyers want to buy it.
- 3. Natural light
Natural light makes everything look crisper, brighter and so much better. Arrange the photography session when natural light is at its best. Timing is everything. At what time of the day is the light the best in your house?
- 4. Clear view
Make sure that prior to your photography session vehicles and other items are moved away from the property to give a clear view.
- 5. Pets
As much as you may love your pets, you should avoid taking photos with pets as they’re very distracting.
- 6. Professional photographer
Hire professional photographers for they have unique skills that enable them to capture a property in the best possible way.
- 7. Horizontal photos
Have your photographs taken in the horizontal or landscape orientation whenever possible. This because our brain finds the horizontal/landscape view more pleasing.
- 8. Video & 3D tour
Before it was important to have professional quality photos of your listings. Now, as technology continues to advance, potential buyers are keen on a video or a 3D tour.
- 9. Using the right photos
Using the right photographs is important to drawing maximum attention to your property. Make sure that the main selling points of your property are the first things potential buyers will see. Home buyers know exactly what they are looking for, and it isn’t photos of the toilets.
- 10. Order of photos
A picture can tell a thousand words, so ensure that the primary images your viewers see are stunning. Buyers think that kitchens and bathrooms are essential so make sure that they are one of the first images in the row that viewers will see on Funda.
Your online photos could be the primary factor when it comes to a buyer making a decision of whether or not to arrange a viewing. Capturing the essence of a home is not an easy task, hire a professional photographer.