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Take Quality Photos For Home Listings Springfield

Use Good Quality Photos To Sell Your Home

The first glimpse of buyers seeing your home online or in newspapers is through photographs. The best photos can attract buyers to look at the home in person. In fact photos are the number one way to attract buyers to your home. Badly taken photos or no photos hurt your chances of buyers reading the rest of your home listings springfield much less an ad response.


A professional is the best solution for taking home photographs, but not the best solution for the wallet. If you photograph the home yourself, be careful. The best photos won't look right if the image taken is in poor condition to start. In addition don't make the home into something it can't live up to. Buyers will view the home. They will see it for what it is. They will be disappointed, and when buyers pass up your house, so will you.

Taking quality photos takes time to perfect. Prep for photos by purchasing a camera. Cell phone cameras don’t take quality photos as results are blurry. You can purchase a disposable camera to take photos. You are free to invest in a higher quality camera if you like, but this is the minimum. Prep the home for photos through a process called 'staging.' Clean the home, remove distracting items and show off the home. Showing off what you own is great for Pinterest and Instagram, not for selling a home, so don’t do it. It's a visual and mental distraction.

Turn on all the lights and open all the windows. This makes a room bright and open with nothing to hide. At night or on rainy days, turn on the lights before taking photos. If the camera has a built-in flash, use it. It will stop shadows from showing up on the camera. Test angles and compositions. Shooting from a corner or doorway makes a room looks spacious. Get detailed shots to focus on home features. Shoot the exterior at an angle to make the home look three-dimensional. Take a lot of photos. It's better to have too much than not enough.

Quality photos is about showing the best photos online and in newspapers. Take out the ones that aren't quality. Do retakes and see if those pictures look better than the first one. Touch up the best photos using online editing tools like Picnik and Snipshot or pre-installed programs like Paint and Photo Gallery. Make adjustments such as adding light to dull photos, flipping photos right side up, cropping useless items, enlarging pictures, correcting color and tweak contrast.

In the online world, selling your home is a click away. Newspapers ads are a call away. In the buyer's eyes, you have one chance to grab their attention. Let quality photos be the answer to selling your property. For more information on great photos, home listings and selling property contact us.

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