Show the Love with Heart-Warming Photos of Your HomePosted Friday, February 14, 2014
In honor of Valentine’s Day, sellers should take this month to highlight what they love best about their homes for sale. Instead of just focusing on the square footage, buyers will get the chance to see what makes your home surprisingly special. The best way to project a loving image is to let Cupid take over and shoot your home — with a camera, of course…or a video if you’re feeling extra ambitious.
As a seller, you constantly hear tips about de-cluttering and depersonalizing a home that’s on the market. However, when you’re taking pictures to post online, be sure you capture the details you love most about your home, because buyers are likely to love them too. Below are a few photography tips to get you started:
Capture the heart of your home. Ensure that you get pictures of all the living spaces, from the kitchen and living room to the finished basement and backyard. Any place that a family will spend most of its time together should be highlighted.
Make sure you have good lighting. Photograph on a day when there is a lot of natural light coming through the windows. Also be sure to turn on all inside lights and lamps — this gives your home that cheery, glowing feeling. Also, use an extra light behind the camera to balance things out.
Highlight your home’s best features. Do you love your wrap-around porch, built-in bookshelves, shaded backyard or beautiful stained glass windows? Be sure to showcase each of those unique features in the photos of your home. You might be surprised at what catches the eye of a potential buyer.
Double-check your online upload. Take care to verify the online uploading of your photographs. Carefully read website parameters for picture size and captioning. This will probably be many potential buyers’ first impression of your home, so you definitely want to make it a good one!
Don’t just quickly snap pictures using your phone. Be sure to employ a little love and effort when capturing your home. Then you’ll highlight its best features and pass on that heartwarming image to potential buyers.
If you’re looking for a real estate agent who will photograph your home to show off its best features and market it extensively online and off, please call me.