Our Secrets to Taking Great Real Estate Photos

Anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can take a great picture. This is especially true in the world of real estate photography. If you want to capture the essence of a property and make potential buyers want to see more, then you need to follow these three secret steps to make your home shine! In this blog post, we will take you through how take great real estate photos every time.

Before the Photos

Equipment. While you don’t need to splurge on anything too fancy, this is the time to turn away from your phone camera and use one that is going to capture high-quality photos. Any point-and-shoot digital camera should be just fine to get you what you need. Other useful (but potentially unnecessary) equipment includes tripods or other lenses that may help you in taking photos of different areas of your home.

Staging. Another key aspect of enhancing the appeal of your home is staging. Making sure that you’re showing off your space as clutter-free as possible is a great way to make your home seem more inviting to potential buyers, so get your kids to clean up their toys and remember to take the magnets off of the fridge. Other options to bring some color to your home without making it look cluttered or distracting to the eye could be putting some flowers on your coffee table or maybe a few books to bring a little life back into your photos.

While You Click

Utilize your natural light. Taking your photos during the day with all of your curtains open and all of the lights on will help your space look vibrant and open. Try not to use your camera’s flash, as it will create harsh shadows and reflect off of windows and mirrors. Avoiding taking photos on rainy days or at night will also be a big help, as these outside environments can make your photos look gloomy. Following these same guidelines for your outdoor shots will make your home look happy and inviting.

Angles, angles, angles. Including as much of a room as possible within your photos is a must. This is easily done by photographing from a corner or doorway. This type of photograph makes rooms look far more accessible and spacious than a tight, head-on shot would. Doing this for the outside of your home as well will allow buyers to see the home’s depth. Avoiding telephone poles and wires while photographing the exterior of your home also helps with creating an overall cleaner photo.


Editing. Cleaning up your final choice photos will help with the overall cohesion of your online display. Fixing lighting issues if a room seems too dark or removing telephone lines from your exterior photos will all help in creating an atmosphere through your flipbook. There are plenty of free online photo editing tools you can use to make these changes before attacking them to your listing.

Create a listing that makes your home shine. Real estate photography is a key aspect in today’s market, so make sure that you’re utilizing these tips to get the most out of your listing. Buyers will appreciate being able to see every corner of your home without having to visit it in person and if they love what they see, you’re that much closer to making a sale! By using great photos and writing a description of your home that flaunts all of its best characteristics, you can really make it stand out from the rest.

Final Thoughts

By following these easy steps, you’re on your way to becoming a real estate photography pro! With a little practice, you’ll have great photos in no time. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even start to enjoy taking them. Real estate photography can be a fun and creative way to show off your listing. So get out there and start taking some amazing photos!

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