Removing clutter is a must when preparing for a home shoot. Ive been in kitchens where you cant see the counter tops because of all of the vitamin bottles..Clear out those coffee makers, toasters, and mixers too. It’s a huge job but it really matters when folks are looking at the photos. I feel like people are looking to see if things are tidy and squared away assuming that if the current home owner took care of the little things that they also took care of other things having to do w/ the upkeep of the house.
There are times that an agent or builder just doesn’t have time to meet me to unlock a listing. I have recently gotten “affiliate lock box access” and have been assigned my very own EKEY by REIN.
Have a stale listing? Freshen it up with a dusk photo of the exterior and get the phone ringin'!
Don't be afraid to crawl around on the floor at a listing. Sometimes it just works! In a home that's not that big you will struggle to get enough shots to deliver to the agent. You gotta look around for STUFF.
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Aerials will show your listing's relation to nearby bases, schools, attractions, bays, rivers, and beaches.
Where a photographer stands when shooting is as important as the subject we're shooting. Composition is everything in a great photo. This example isn't a real estate photograph but it proves my point. Had I been further to the left or right the feel of the image wouldve been totally wrong. It wouldnt pull you in. I suggest that you walk around before you take the shot. Move around higher and lower. See how things look as if your eyes were the lens. It makes all the difference. Making conscious decisions about where we stand, what we include in the frame, and the time of day we shoot, we can exert a lot of control over our images.
Light is probably the single most important factor in taking a good real estate photograph. You must have a properly exposed photo. I use flash every time.