REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY
The first glance is often your only chance when selling real estate online.
Make it love at first sight.
Give buyers beautiful images that catch their eye
and invite them to come home.
You have a great camera on your phone, so why not just shoot some quick pics and upload them?
If you want to turn casual browsers into eager buyers or renters, take a look at the difference between phone shots and pictures professionally captured and edited:
WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
What You Need to Know
We believe in family. We believe in small business. We believe in neighbors helping neighbors.
We give 10% of all real estate photo shoot fees to Safe Haven Family Shelter, to help reduce homelessness in Middle Tennessee and give at-risk families hope for the future.
Less is more:
A real estate photo shoot is like the ultimate open house. Get ready for this appointment with all the zeal and obsessive attention to detail that you would use if you were about to host a dinner party for your boss. And your mother-in-law. And the Queen of England. A little extra effort ahead of time will have big rewards when you sell your beautiful home at an excellent price.
Here are some important tips to make sure your home is camera-ready:
Clean, clean, clean. Vacuum, dust, mop. Remove smaller area rugs to show off flooring. Make sinks, shower doors, mirrors, and windows sparkle. Make beds. Close toilet lids.
De-clutter. Clear counters, tables, and ledges. Remove items such as cords, food containers, jackets, toys, remotes, refrigerator magnets, and shampoo bottles. Even decorations should be kept to a minimum; a fresh bouquet of flowers or a bright bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen would be perfect. Remove exceptionally bold or potentially offensive artwork. Clear, open spaces feel inviting and make a room feel larger.
Remove personal items. No one needs to see your toothbrush, but you should also tuck away your family photos. Let buyers imagine themselves living in the house.
Boost curb appeal. Remove dead plants, weed garden beds, plant colorful flowers, mow and edge the lawn. Hide garbage cans, tools, and hoses. Cars should be removed from the driveway and front of the house.
Hide furry friends. Pets are adorable, but they don't belong in your house photos. Also make sure to stow away beds, toys, and feeding dishes. Use a vacuum or lint roller to remove pet hair from floors, rugs, and furniture.
Lights on! Turn on all interior lights and make sure to replace any missing bulbs. Open all blinds and curtains. Blinds should be opened at an angle to reflect light outside.