Landlords: Taking The Perfect Photo

The photo’s that you decide to take of your property are the biggest selling point and can hugely impact popularity and levels of trust. It’s all about creating a good first impression, so naturally, you’re going to want to get the best possible images.

Below we’ve come up with some useful tips for taking the very best photos to help speed up the process.

Prepare The Property

person mopping the floor

Before you even think of getting out your camera, you’ll need to make sure the house looks as appealing as possible. For unfurnished properties, there isn’t too much to do, other than wiping down surfaces, walls and hoovering the floor. However, for those properties that are furnished; minimalism is key. Put away any clutter or unnecessary items and try to create spacious rooms.

Make Sure You Have Good Equipment

person holding Canon DSLR camera

We highly recommend that you don’t use a smartphone to take photos of your property. Quality will be a lot poorer and any potential buyers/tenants will not be impressed. It’s worth investing in good equipment to aid a quicker sale. You may even decide to hire a specialist.

You will also need to make sure that you have a tripod in order to take well-aligned photos. If needs be, borrow one of a friend or family member.

Let There Be Light

forest with sunlight

Make sure that you take your photos on a sunny day. Natural light will help you to create brighter and larger rooms.

Shoot At The Right Angles

tidy room filled with furnitures

Getting your angles right means everything and will massively improve your photos and property popularity. Make sure to position yourself in one of the four corners of the room with the camera angled about halfway up the wall. This way, you will be able to get as much in the photo as possible, which will enable prospective tenants to picture themselves living there much more easily.

The Same Applies For Outdoor Photo’s

white concrete house beside green leafed trees

If your property has an outdoor area, such as a garden or yard, use the same tips above to create high-quality photos. Just make sure that the garden area is appealing, as any over-grown plants may look off-putting to prospective tenants.

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