Taking that Perfect Home Photo

A strong online portfolio is a must if you are selling your home.  In today’s real estate world, most home buyers use listing sites to narrow down their home choice.  Part of an eye-catching online listing is the use of strong visual photographs that fully showcase and represent the selling features of your home.  As the premier real estate agent for homes for sale in Thornhill, I would like to share the following tips on taking the perfect home listing photographs.


Go Pro

Finding the right real estate agent is the most important part of any successful sale.  Not only does the right agent have the connections and knowledge of finding the right buyers for your property, they also understand the importance of the newest online trends. 

The right agent will understand how to capture each room in your house and how to best represent your home through photographs.  Work with your agent to build the strongest and most eye-catching online listing portfolio possible.  Not only will it help you sell your home faster, the right portfolio will also attract the right type of homebuyer.


Lights, Camera, Action

When photographing your home make sure to take full advantage of all sources of natural light. Some tips on how to use natural light to your advantage include:

  • Turn off all other light sources such as lamps and lights.  This type of light will give an orange look to your photos, whereas natural light will give you more of a cool crisp blue colour.
  • Try to take pictures early in the morning or in the late afternoon.  During these times, the light is softer and will not wash out other parts of your photograph.
  • Never take pictures into the light, but rather with the light at your back.  Taking photographs into sources of natural light will only blur or wash out the picture.
  • If you do want to photograph windows as well as the room, it is best to represent these features in two separate pictures to avoid shadows or too bright or dark of an image.

Do it Right

Using the right lens is another important part of getting the perfect shots.  A wide-angled lens makes any room look bigger.  This is what you should be aiming for when taking listing photographs.  Unfortunately, your phone does not have this option, but you can purchase an attachable lens that will give your phone wide-angle capabilities.

These simple guidelines will give you the perfect home photographs and make your online listing portfolio more attractive to a wide range of homebuyers.  If you are interested in other listing photography tips or would like to see some of the new and exciting homes for sale in Thornhill, please contact me today.  I look forward to working with you soon.