A lot of times I get questions about how to get the best photographs for your listing. We all know that photographs are the first things that buyers look at on the internet, and want to peruse so that they can see exactly what the home looks like before they go and visit it. And photographs are one of the most important things that you can do, or get correct, to draw in as many buyers as possible. So today I'm gonna talk to you about how to get the correct photographs for your listing.
So, first and foremost, before you do photographs, you need to set up the home appropriately. So you need to do things like if you have any stools, or kitchen chairs, you need to push those all in, or make them look really evenly distributed and correct in terms of spacing. So you wanna make sure that each chair or stool is the same amount of space from the other chairs so that it looks very orderly and aligned for your photographs. The next thing you wanna do is do the same thing to the blinds. You wanna make sure that all of the blinds are spaced evenly or put up as much as the other blinds next to them so there are no odd ball blinds sticking out. Our eyes are drawn to things that are different from the rest, so you want it to all look even, and look very similar. So make sure all the blinds are either at the same angle or pulled up to the same exact height across all of the windows.
The other thing you wanna do is if you have any exterior doors that show off outdoor space, or make the home feel larger than it might be, you wanna open those up. You probably wanna get photographs with the doors open, as well as closed, so you can show what both look like, but you definitely wanna have a shot of them open completely so you can show off those exterior spaces. If you have any pets or children, you wanna make sure you put away all of the toys as well as the pet feeding station. You wanna make sure all of that stuff is cleared away and out of the photographs. You never know who might be allergic to a pet, and that could be a turnoff to some buyers. The same typically goes with any sort of fur, or fake animal hide, or anything like that. You may want to exclude those from any photographs. And then, make sure that you are hiding any cords. So you wanna clear off your countertops as much as possible, and hide any cords as much as possible as well.
So when we get to the actual photos, one thing you wanna think about is you need to balance the amount of space that's shown on the ceiling, as well as on the floor. So you actually want your camera right around the middle height of your room. Sort of around your standing height, but a little bit lower so that you can balance how much ceiling and floor are in the photographs. And then you wanna get multiple angles of every single room. So make sure that you have multiple angles of each room, as well as head-on straight angles of some of the most interesting architectural features. So, I love to make sure that we have a squared photo of a kitchen island always, or of the front of the home.
And speaking of the front of the home, you wanna make sure that you get multiple angles of the front of the home. You wanna try not to include any cars, or street gutters, in the home. You wanna just start with the lawn, or start with the first part of the structure so that you're eliminating some of the clutter that could be at the bottom of the photo.
So, those are some of the best tips when you take your photographs for your listing. Make sure that they look bright, they look clean, and they look visually interesting, and that there are no odds and ends sticking out so the buyer is not distracted. That will help you get more buyers through your home, and more buyers through your home will mean a better offer for you as the seller. If you have any questions about how to prepare your home for photographs, or you want to ask me anything else, don't hesitate to reach out. You can call, text, or direct message me. Don't forget to give this video a thumbs up if you liked it, and share it with a friend, and please subscribe to our YouTube channel. Thanks for tuning in. We'll see you guys next week.