Getting the Best Real Estate Images Rain Or Shine
Considering how many properties are constantly coming onto the market, there is always a need for professional real estate marketing services if agents want to achieve the best sale prices.
Whether you’re a listing agent or a property owner showing your home, real estate images are important. First impressions count, and gorgeous, high-quality photography is key to attracting buyers. But what do you do when the weather isn’t cooperating? Here are five tips for taking great real estate photos no matter what the weather is like outside.
1. Get a good camera
The last thing agents want to display in the listing is grainy, low-quality pictures taken with subpar equipment.
If you want your real estate photos to be top-notch, you need to have the right equipment to do so. This includes getting a quality camera. A DSLR would be ideal, but a higher-end standalone compact camera can also be effective.
But it’s more than just the camera. Pick up a decent tripod as this will make taking shots much easier, especially if you want to take several and merge them later. Next, get a wide-angle lens as this can assist in taking photos of tighter spaces and help them look a little more spacious. Don’t go any wider than 12mm though, as this can cause the space to look too much larger than it is, which can annoy prospective buyers and renters when they visit in person.
You might also consider getting an external flash, which can brighten up your images much more than the built-in flash.
2. Scout out locations ahead of time
For the best real estate photography, always follow the 5 Ps: proper preparation prevents poor performance.
This means you should physically head to the property you’ll be taking photos of. Scout the location, plan the time where you can get the most flattering lighting for the house, and plot the spots around the property you’ll be taking photos from.
Not only will this ensure you achieve the best real estate images possible, but saves you a lot of time when you’re there with all your camera gear as everything’s already planned and prepped.
3. Take photos in the morning or evening
When the sun is high up in the sky, the light can be quite overbearing in photos and make it difficult to take a decent shot, though not impossible.
To make it easier for yourself, it’s often a better option to take your real estate photos either earlier in the day or later in the afternoon or evening. This helps to soften the light and create a much more flattering ambience that will come through in every image.
4. Use props
The most effective real estate marketing is to bring prospective buyers into the home and let them imagine themselves living there. Using different props in your photos and choosing a suitable interior design style can help make the otherwise barren or uninteresting space cozier. You don’t need to go over the top either.
One or two simple accents in each photo like house plants, rugs, cushions, and lamps can make a huge difference. For those who prefer virtual home staging, you can make use of a digital furniture library to liven up the space.
5. Work with a professional real estate photo editing company
Indeed, photos are a vital piece of the real estate marketing puzzle. However, taking amazing pictures is not enough. Editing is just as (if not more) essential! And for the most incredible photography outcomes possible, you need to speak with a company that offers expert real estate photo editing services.
esoft has been providing a range of outstanding real estate photography editing services since 2007. Over the years, we’ve built up a solid reputation for excellence in our industry. From photo editing and video editing to 3D visualization, floor plans, and virtual tours, our team has the experience to deliver exceptional outcomes every time.
If you’d like to learn how we can help you, get in touch by calling +84 968 155 354 or sending us an email.