“Details create the big picture”. Sanford I. Weill
The internet has changed the way we do things. No one would have ever imagined some years ago that we would be able to look at pictures on a screen from the comfort of our homes and that many of our life changing decisions would start that way. Nowadays people seem to find everything online, which is why it is important to understand the value of internet marketing and the crucial role photographs play when listing your house online. A good estate agent will know how to take photos that will be both enticing and beautiful to market your property. It is all in the details, in being able to focus on the best attributes of your house so that it will stand out from the rest.
Although we recommend that you leave the task of taking photographs in the hands of real professionals, there are a few things you can do to ensure you get the best photos of your house.
Make the most of natural light
It is amazing how often we see pictures of homes taken at a time of day when the light is starting to fade or on a cloudy day. Here in Spain, we have abundant sunshine throughout the whole year, so there is no excuse to end up with gloomy photos of your property.
Say no to airbrushing and over the top enhancements
Honesty is always the best policy. If your photos are over enhanced to the point of creating an imagine of your home that is completely unrealistic, potential buyers will turn up at your house with extremely high expectations only to feel disappointed when they see your property. Wide angle cameras should be used with caution to ensure they don’t give a distorted view of the real size of rooms.
Get rid of unwanted items
So very often, we see photographs of beautiful houses only to discover items in the background that should not be there such as gardening tools or children’s toys and so on. Your house should look spotless and tidy if you want to make a good impression, so make sure you prepare the property before the photographs are taken.
At Nor Estates, we understand how important good photographs are to market your property. We always do our best to take the best pictures. If you are thinking of selling your house, contact us for a friendly chat.