Here Are Some Points About Listing Photography and Why It Is So Important When Selling Your Home!

According to a 2017 National Association of Realtors Study, 99% of Millennials and 89% of Baby Boomers search online to buy a home. Your listing photos are your homes first showing and you get one chance to make a great first impression. 

Here are my 7 rules for achieving the ultimate listing photos:

  1. Using a professional real estate photographer is paramount, no iPhone photos allowed and never list your home online without photos. 
  2. Showcase a great shot of the front of your property and make sure it is a clear and sunny day.  Buyers decide in a matter of seconds if they want to click and look at your photos. An aerial shot captured with a drone is a fantastic way to show off a large property especially with a waterfront location. 
  3. Be sure to clean, declutter, organize and remove. I will link a blog post I wrote on exactly what you need to do for the day of the photos. 
  4. Feature the best rooms in your home, try to evoke emotion and create the best space possible. I recommend staging for empty homes. 
  5. If you got it, show it off. I am talking about your view of course :) Ariel drone shots are a great tool for this and also help show your location. 
  6.  No pets in your photos. I know how important your pet is, but it may not be to the next buyer. This could deter someone right from the get-go. 
  7. The brighter the better, if the room is dark consider skipping it for the photo shoot but a night shot with the lights on can look very cool so consider that if you think its a highlight. 

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